- 1. Preparing for CE1D
- 2. Who receives the Certificate of Secondary Education (CE1D)?
- What happens to students who have not passed the test in full or in part?
- Who writes the eld each year?
- What is the legal framework?
- 3. Our aim: to pass the ce1d
- 4. Our commitment
- 5. Why Cogito?
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- 6. A two-stage strategy: 1/ Identify deficiencies
- 2/ Diagnosis, then reinforcement
- 7. Ce1D tests from previous years
- 8. Intensive weekends to prepare for the ce1d
- 9. What to do if you fail the ce1d?
- 10. Can I consult the tests my child took in the CE1D?
- 11. Is there a second session?
- 12. How do I register my child for the CE1D? Where can I take it as an adult?
- 13. What about learning disabilities?
1. Preparing for CE1D
The Certificat d'études du 1er degré (CE1D) is awarded to pupils in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation at the end of lower secondary education (i.e. after the first two years of secondary education). This certificate enables them to enrol in all the forms - general, technical, artistic and vocational - and sections - transition and qualification - of their choice in 2nd level, i.e. the third year of secondary school.
Theexternal certification test will take place this year from 23 to 28 June 2023. This is a very important test, as it assesses the knowledge your child has acquired in the first two years of secondary school. It plays a key role in determining whether your child will be able to continue their education successfully. It is also the basis for the subsequent stages of his or her educational career.
2. Who receives the Certificate of Secondary Education (CE1D)?
Pupils who obtain at least 50% in the common test in its four components very generally receive the certificate. This is because they have demonstrated their mastery of the skills required in the subjects concerned. In theory, the school is still responsible for testing other skills, if necessary, which could lead to the CE1D being refused.
What happens to students who have not passed the test in full or in part?
The class council may consider, on the basis of their personal file, that the pupils concerned have nevertheless mastered the skills and knowledge covered by the test. If the certificate is refused, an appeal is possible under certain conditions (see below). To avoid the publication of results and any ranking of schools and pupils, the results obtained cannot be made public.
Who writes the eld each year?
A working group, chaired by the Inspector General of Secondary Education, draws up the tests, the instructions for taking and marking them. It also sets the criteria for success for each external evaluation. The group consists of inspectors, support and guidance counsellors and teachers. It also includes representatives of the Directorate-General for the Management of the Education System.
What is the legal framework?
Circular 8859 of 6 March 2023 sets out the procedures for organising the "CE1D" external certification tests for the 2022-2023 school year. The Order of 4 May 2016 specifies the procedures for registration, distribution, marking and securing the common external certification tests.
3. Our aim: to pass the ce1d
Our aim is to help you prepare for the ce1d by offering you complete solutions, either strictly individual or face-to-face (these are our "one-to-one" solutions). ce1d weekends in may and june). To help your child succeed in CE1D. We understand the importance of this crucial stage in his or her school life and will do our utmost to provide quality teaching resources. As well as practical advice and personalised support to maximise their chances of success.
4. Our commitment
We are committed to offering you a range of learning tools and methods adapted to the specific requirements of this exam. After all, preparing for the ce1d is not like preparing for an ordinary exam. Whether through targeted preparatory lessons, practical exercises, regular assessments or methodological advice, our teaching team will do everything in their power to help your child. So that they can consolidate their knowledge, strengthen their skills and gain in confidence.
5. Why Cogito?
By choosing our certificate exam preparation programme, you are offering your child a unique opportunity to prepare for this important exam. Thanks to our twelve years of ce1d expertise and our personalised approach, your child will be able to meet this challenge successfully. To take this important and reassuring step in their school career.
Don't hesitate to contact us for more information about our complete preparation solutions.
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6. A two-stage strategy: 1/ Identify deficiencies
It is important to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses accurately. This will help, before to remedy this. One child will have deficiencies in math, another in French. We will therefore start by identifying our child's needs and then provide for them in a targeted and effective manner.
2/ Diagnosis, then reinforcement
A diagnosis carried out by professionals in the field of educational support allows us to accurately assess your child's level of preparation. For CE1d maths, sciences, French and modern languages (phew ;)). This is done by identifying the subjects to be reinforced. Then comes the reinforcementThe aim is to actively consolidate the preparation, with emphasis on the subjects that require it.
7. Ce1D tests from previous years
To help you practise, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is publishing all the previous editions of the CE1D. Here they are in an accessible and complete format.
8. Intensive weekends to prepare for the ce1d
We offer you intensive revision weekends to prepare effectively for CE1D. These weekends, focusing on CE1D, take place in our offices (face-to-face). We also offer a distance learning option. Each working day starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm. Don't worry, there's a one-hour lunch break and short refreshment breaks.
Available dates are: 20-21 May 2023, 27-28-29 May 2023, 3-4 June 2023 and 10-11 June 2023.
For more information, please contact us. Our goal is to help your child succeed in the various tests of the CE1D. To this end, we assess his or her current knowledge in order to determine the areas to work on together. We then set up an individualised follow-up to consolidate and complete his or her knowledge in an active way. Our trainers are selected for their dynamism and their pedagogical approach.
9. What to do if you fail the ce1d?
The decisions of the Class Council and the Qualifying Board can be challenged. This can be done by introducing an internal conciliation procedure at the school (1st stage). This is a mandatory step. Subsequently, an external appeal (2nd stage) can be lodged against a decision to fail (AOC) or to pass with restrictions (AOB).
The documents for the two stages of the appeal
First step (mandatory) internal conciliation : contesting a decision of the Class Council or the Qualifying Jury. Second stage (optional) external appeal. Challenge of a decision to fail (AOC) or pass with restrictions (AOB), taken or maintained following internal conciliation. Full appeal procedure and forms. Legal framework for remedies.
10. Can I consult the tests my child took in the CE1D?
Yes, you can consult the external examination booklets that your child has completed by making a request to the school. You can also obtain a copy of these papers by paying €0.25 per page copied.
11. Is there a second session?
If your child does not pass any of the CE1D tests, the class council will decide whether to organise a second session for the subjects concerned. However, there is no official external second session. The tests for the second session will therefore be created and organised by the school or body responsible.
12. How do I register my child for the CE1D? Where can I take it as an adult?
Is your child enrolled in joint secondary year 2 (2 C) or supplementary secondary year 2 (2 S) at a school in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation? Your child will automatically be enrolled in CE1D, so there's nothing for you to do.
If your child is enrolled in phase 2 or 3 of form 3 special education and would like to take the tests, please contact his/her school management. They will need to submit a registration form, which is included in the annual circular on the organisation of the tests, to the Administration before the deadline.
Is your child enrolled in 3 SDO? Then it is not possible to register him/her for the CE1D exams. The teaching staff at your child's school will be responsible for organising an examination session.
Is your child enrolled in secondary year 1? If so, it is not possible to register them for the CE1D exams. However, he or she will have access to the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles alternative jury system (see below).
Are you an adult or would you like to take your CE1D without being enrolled in a school in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation? You will be able to take the alternative route of the juries of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (see below).
The Jurys system of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation offers an alternative way of obtaining a diploma outside the traditional routes of education provided in schools. You will find more information on this subject on the pages dedicated to secondary education: the juries of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
13. What about learning disabilities?
If your child has learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, or a disability such as blindness or deafness, is it possible to benefit from reasonable accommodation in the external test of the CE1D?
Yes, it is possible, provided the following two conditions are met. 1/ The disorders must have been diagnosed by a competent specialist, such as a PMS centre, a speech therapist, an ear, nose and throat specialist, a neurologist, a psychiatrist, a neuropsychiatrist, a neuropsychologist, a neuropaediatrician or a paediatrician. 2/ The authorised accommodations may only be those normally used in class during learning activities and assessments. This ensures that students are not disturbed during the test by new arrangements to which they are not accustomed.
To request accommodation for your child, it is advisable to contact the school management. It is the school management that initiates the procedure with the Administration to put these arrangements in place.
To see the changes made to the event format, you can consult adapted versions from previous years on the Federation's website: