By Demion McTair. Updated 7:50 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – The St. Vincent Girls’ High School , the St. Martin’s Secondary School, the Bequia Seventh Day Adventist School, and the St. Vincent Grammar School all scored in excess of 90-percent passes in the 2020 Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams.
According to the preliminary results obtained from the Ministry of Education, the St. Vincent Girl’s High School took the top spot with a 97.88 percent pass rate. In second position was the St. Martin’s Secondary School with 94.48 passes, then the Bequia Seventh Day Adventist School with 94.19 percent passes.
The St. Vincent Grammar School obtained a pass rate of 93.32 percent.
The schools are among eleven schools which recorded percentage pass rates in excess of 80%.
The other schools in the top eleven are the St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown with 86.91 percent passes, the Thomas Saunders Secondary School with 85.23 percent passes, the Mountain View Adventist Academy with 83.64 percent passes, the West St. George Secondary School with 83.59 percent passes, the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua with 82.68 percent passes, the North Union Secondary School with 81.38 percent passes, and the Georgetown Secondary School with 81.15 percent passes.
There were 1552 school candidates sitting 10,914 subject entries in 31 subject areas, from 26 secondary schools. Approximately 81.86% of the subject entries were awarded Grades I – III (the corresponding figure in 2019 was 74.33% and 74.67% in 2018), a release from the ministry of education stated.
This year, 22.09% of the passes were at Grade I level, 37.62% at Grade II and 40.30% at Grade III. Last year’s figures were 15.62% at Grade I, 38.53% at Grade II and 45.85% at Grade III, the release stated.