70 percent overall pass rate for CSEC

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(PRESS RELEASE)

Overall, 2355 candidates in Antigua and Barbuda sat a total of 11, 232 subjects with a 70% pass rate (Grades I – III).

With reference to schools, public and private, 1514 candidates sat a total of 9, 397 subjects with a 73% pass rate.

This means then that out-of-school candidates (841) made up 36% of persons sitting the examinations, but accounted for only 12% of subject sittings.

In other words, in-school candidates made up 64% of persons sitting the examinations and also made up the bulk of subject sittings at 88%.Overall, the ratio of males to females sitting the examination is almost 1:2, that is, 37% males to 63% females; however in schools the proportions are 44% males to 56% females.

The Most Outstanding School Student is Keondre Herbert of St Joseph’s Academy who sat and passed 20 Subjects with 20 Grade I’s. His subjects were: English A English B Biology Chemistry Physics Integrated Science Human & Social Biology POA POB OA EDPM Economics Info. Tech Mathematics Technical Drawing Caribbean History French Physical Education Indus. Tech. Building Social Studies  Overall, candidates were successful in 69.9% of subjects sat; for students in schools, this was 73.0%.

Nine in-school candidates did not sit examinations they registered for; a further 91 did not pass any subjects they sat. Note however that approximately one-half of these students, 45 of them, were only sitting one subject. There were in fact 128 in-school candidates who sat one subject, and 83 of them were successful.

These usually are students who are jump-starting the process, taking subjects in 3rd or 4th form. In the main, in-school candidates passed 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 subjects, with the numbers of them doing so being 171, 164, 173, 144, and 135 respectively. At the high-flying end of the spectrum, 113 candidates sat 10 or more subjects; 89 of them were successful in all that they sat.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. It always amaze me though that the private centers that do CESEC examinations have not been included in the statistical analysis breakdown for the last three years. Is this because their inclusion would make the overall percentage pass much lower ?

  2. Finally, someone had the true grit heart to reveal that actual number of candidates that schools like PMS etc have to deal with and still having to out perform the private christian school such as the one pan tap d hill inna radio range.

    Check the numbers, if schools like PMS were given the actual resources similar to those schools, we would be the leading economic educated power house.

    talk the truth!

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