St. Vincent improves in CXC CSEC performance

(Press Release) – Preliminary results of the August 2020 Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) were received on September 23, 2020, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This year, 2425 candidates were registered, of which, 856 were private candidates and 1569 were school candidates.

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).

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 overall pass rate for Mathematics has risen from 33.10% in 2019 to 53.41% in 2020 and English A has also shown an increase from 76.08% in 2019 to 86.73% in 2020.

There were eleven schools which recorded percentage pass rates in excess of 80%. These schools are: School % Pass

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL

97.88%

ST. MARTIN’S SECONDARY SCHOOL

94.48%

BEQUIA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL

94.19%

ST. VINCENT GRAMMAR SCHOOL

93.32%

ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT

86.91%

THOMAS SAUNDERS SECONDARY SCHOOL

85.23%

MOUNTAIN VIEW ADVENTIST ACADEMY

83.64%

WEST ST. GEORGE SECONDARY SCHOOL

83.59%

ST JOSEPH’S CONVENT (MARRIAQUA)

82.68%

NORTH UNION SECONDARY SCHOOL

81.38%

GEORGETOWN SECONDARY SCHOOL

81.15%

Twelve schools obtained creditable pass rates between 60% and 80%. These are: School % Pass

EMMANUEL HIGH SCHOOL MESPOTAMIA

78.23%

DR. J.P. EUSTACE MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

77.57%

BISHOP’S COLLEGE KINGSTOWN

77.09%

BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL

74.65%

INTERMEDIATE HIGH SCHOOL

73.10%

SANDY BAY SECONDARY SCHOOL

70.98%

BUCCAMENT BAY SECONDARY SCHOOL

69.50%

CENTRAL LEEWARD SECONDARY SCHOOL

69.48%

ST. CLAIR DACON SECONDARY SCHOOL

65.99%

ADELPHI SECONDARY SCHOOL

65.90%

GEORGE STEPHENS SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

65.15%

TROUMACA SECONDARY SCHOOL

63.33%

The Central Leeward Secondary School (CLSS) and the Buccament Bay Secondary School (BBSS) show vast improvement in their performance at the 2020 CSEC examinations. In 2019, the CLSS recorded a pass rate of 44.77% and the BBSS recorded a pass rate of 44.08%. In 2020, CLSS pass rate increased to 69.48% and the BBSS pass rate rose to 69.50%. These figures represent an increase of 24.70% and 25.43% respectively.

The following students had outstanding performances in this year’s exam:

Ø Paige Cadogan (Girls’ High School) – sat 15 subjects; obtained 14 grade ones and 1 grade two.

Ø Zowie Bullock (Girls’ High School) – sat 13 subjects; obtained 13 grade ones.

Ø Denisha Parsons (Girls’ High School) – sat 13 subjects; obtained 13 grade ones.

Ø Jaynika Williams (Girls’ High School) – sat 13 subjects; obtained 13 grade ones.

The Ministry of Education congratulates all students and extends gratitude to the Principals, teachers and staff at all schools for their support of 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 of the students, the top performers as well as those whose performance can be improved, is greatly appreciated.

All Principals continue to work diligently in conjunction with the Ministry of Education in support of their schools’ effectiveness and the students’ success.

A. Williams
on behalf of Myccle Burke (Mr.)
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information
Halifax Street
Kingstown
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel. 784 457 1104
Fax. 784 457 1114

Written by onenewsstvincent

One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the eastern Caribbean.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: