The St Vincent Girls’ High School has returned the best Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results for 2022, with an overall pass rate of 96.88 per cent as well as the nation’s top performer.
The Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation released the official results on Thursday, September 15, following a delay of more than one week, which according to a release was because of “some discrepancies” which have now been settled.
The top female performer is Chenise Harper of the Girls’ High School who sat 15 subjects and obtained 15 grade ones.
The top male performer is Keanu Child of the St. Vincent Grammar School who sat 12 subjects and obtained 12 grade ones.
The Ministry of Education has also given ‘honourable mention’ to Kerese Cozier, Halei Douglas, Ashlyn Francis and Aneilia Cato, all of the Girls’ High School.
Cozier and Douglas sat 14 subjects and obtained 14 grade ones, while Francis sat 14 subjects and obtained 13 grade ones and 1 grade two. Cato
sat 14 subjects; obtained 5 grade ones, 8 grade twos and 1 grade three.
Five schools recorded percentage pass rates of 80 per cent or more.
Leading the pack was the Girls’ High School with 96.88 per cent, followed by the St Vincent Grammar School with 91.00 per cent. In third place was the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown with 82.24 per cent. The Bequia Seventh Day Adventist School was fourth with 81.20 per cent and the St Martin’s Secondary School fifth with 80.95 per cent.
Five schools obtained creditable pass rates between 60 and 80 per cent the Ministry of Education said.
These were the St Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua with 76.38 per cent, the Thomas Saunders Secondary with 76.04 per cent, the Mountain View Adventist Academy with 68.60 per cent, the Bishop’s College Kingstown with 63.79 per cent and the Buccament Bay Secondary School, 60.91 per cent.
“The Petit Bordel Secondary School (PBSS) and the St. Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) show a slight improvement in their performance at the 2022 CSEC examinations. In 2021, the PBSS recorded a pass rate of 47.84% and the SVGS recorded a pass rate of 89.54%. In 2022, PBSS pass rate increased to 51.79% and the SVGS pass rate rose to 91.00%. These figures represent an increase of 3.94% and 1.46% respectively,” the release said.
“This year, 2006 candidates were registered. Of these, 513 were private candidates and 1493 were school candidates. There were 1364 school candidates from 26 secondary schools sitting papers I and II with 9,649 subject entries in 31 subject areas.
“Approximately 66.55% of the subject entries were awarded Grades I – III. The corresponding figure in 2019 (the last year papers I and II were done by Vincentian students) was 74.33%. The table below shows a comparison of the pass rates for the last four years:
“This year, 16.96% of the passes were at Grade I level, 35.40% at Grade II and 47.64% at Grade III. The figures in 2019 were 15.62% at Grade I, 38.53% at Grade II and 45.85% at Grade III.
“Additionally, English A recorded a pass rate of 64.12% and Mathematics a pass rate of 26.01% compared to 2019 where the pass rates were 76.08% and 33.10% respectively.
“The Ministry of Education of National Reconciliation congratulates all students and extends gratitude to the principals, teachers, and staff at all schools for the support provided to the students.
“We are cognizant of the fact that outcomes in education are measured, not only in quantitative terms, but also in qualitative terms; therefore, the value added to the lives of all students, the top performers as well as those whose performance can be improved, is greatly appreciated. We urge all principals to continue to work diligently, in conjunction with the Ministry, in the best interest of school effectiveness and the students’ success.”