Results are in and according to the analysis, students performed better in this year’s Caribbean Examination Council, CXC exams. Over three thousand students sat the May-June exams. The report shows that in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, CSEC there was 100% passes in Home Economics, Physical Education and Sports, Clothing and Textile and Music. In the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), sat by tertiary level students, there was 100% passes in 23 subjects. Grades I to III in CSEC and Grades I to V in CAPE constitute satisfactory grades, which are considered passes.
The report continues indicating that 473 more high school candidates passed Math this year than last year, but the number of students who passed English was down by 99. Furthermore, there were far less passes this year in English B (Literature), Caribbean History and Social Studies at the high school level. At the tertiary level, 100% passes were reported for five more subjects this year than last year and these are in Spanish Unit 1, Biology Unit 1, Accounting Unit 1, Chemistry Unit 2 and Pure Math Unit 2. The percentage of English A passes was down from 74.1% in 2013 to 73.1% in 2014, while the percentage of candidates who passed Math increased substantially from 43.1% in 2013 to 63.8% this year. The results are still not final and the Ministry of Education says schools and candidates are allowed up to September 11th, 2014 to make queries.
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