News
August 27, 2010
Union Island Secondary improves pass rate

The Union Island Secondary School is in the league of several local schools that have recorded a significant increase in their pass rates at the CXC Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations.{{more}}

This year the school entered 23 students and achieved a pass rate of 79.5 per cent – compared to 64 per cent in 2009.

Students were entered to sit 18 CSEC subjects. There were 100 per cent passes in the following subjects: Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Home Management, Integrated Science, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Electronic and Document Preparation Management, and Building Technology.

There was a 91.3 per cent pass for English A; and 8 students achieved grade ones, with 4 of them scooping distinctions.

French and Mathematics were the only subjects to record pass rates under 50 per cent, with 42 per cent and 26.32 per cent, respectively.

In a press release, Principal James outlined that the school lost half its teaching staff in 2009. He also stated that five of the CSEC teachers were “teaching at that level for the first time”.

He extended thanks to the school’s teachers, the Ministry of Education, parents and all others who assisted the students in their success.

The school has also benefited from a new building, which will be opened officially next Tuesday, August 31, 2010.