August 24, 2007

Ministry: Exam results an improvement over 2006

The Ministry of Education is adjudging this year’s Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results an improvement over last year’s.{{more}}

Giving a synopsis of the 2007 results, the Ministry of Education says that while 57 per cent of the students who entered the examinations last year were awarded Grades I-III, this year, the figure stands at 59.39 per cent.

Of these, 6.36 per cent obtained Grade I, 20.02 per cent Grade II and 33.01 per cent Grade III.

According to the Ministry of Education, 2,706 candidates registered for the May/June 2007 CXC examinations and of these 1, 536 were school entries while 1,170 were private entries. In total the students made 11,861 subject entries in 32 subject areas.

With regard to the schools’ performance, the Girls’ High School and the St.Vincent Grammar School were adjudged the best by the Ministry of Education. The Girls’ High School scored a 92 per cent pass rate while the St.Vincent Grammar School had an 87 per cent pass rate.

However, the Ministry of Education expressed that it is satisfied that there were creditable performances from the St.Joseph’s Convent Kingstown (78 per cent), St.Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua and the St.Martin’s Secondary School with 76 per cent each, and Bishop’s College Kingstown (71 per cent).

The Adelphi Secondary was rated as the school with the most significant improvement (improved by 27 per cent points) while Bequia Community High (improved by 20 points), Mountain View Adventist Academy (improved by 12 points) and the Petit Bordel Secondary (improved by 12 points) were also credited for their performances.