Ministry of Education, Guyana

Reports and Statistics

Comparative Analysis of CXC Results 2008 & 2009

In 2009, Guyana had 57 808 subject entries compared with 52 196 in 2008, an increase of 11%. Of the 57 808 subject entries, 21 826

were males and 35 982 were females representing 38% and 62% respectively similar to 2008.

Thirty-one subjects were offered at the General Proficiency Level, and five were offered at the Technical Proficiency Level.

At the General and Technical Proficiencies, 63.7% of the candidates obtained at least a Grade 3, while 83.3% obtained Grades 1 – 4, a

6.5% and 4.6% increase over the 2008 figures respectively

Of the 55 937 ‘subjects’ sat, males accounted for 24.6% passes at Grades 1 – 3 and females 39.1%, and at Grades 1 – 4, 31.8% were

males and 58.6% females.

Subjects in which there was more than 50% passes at Grades 1 – 4 are as follow:

  • Agricultural Science Double Award (99.6%)
  • Visual Arts (92.1%)
  • Biology (91.2%)
  • Caribbean History (76.3%)
  • Chemistry (96.6%)
  • Clothing and Textiles (100%)
  • English A (78.9%)
  • English B (64.9%)
  • Food and Nutrition (98.4%)
  • French (97.1%)
  • Electricity and Electronics (97.7%)
  • Geography (80.9%)
  • Home Economics Management (99.4%)
  • Information Technology (Technical Proficiency) (96.3%)
  • Integrated Science (99.3%)
  • Music (100%)
  • Office Administration (94.5%)
  • Physics (97.0%)
  • Principles of Business (93.7%)
  • Principles of Accounts (82.5%)
  • Religious Education (100%)
  • Social Studies (93.4%)
  • Spanish (85.3%)
  • Technical Drawing (96.0%)
  • Theatre Arts (100%)
  • Typewriting (91.7%)
  • Electronic Document Preparation and Management (99.1%)
  • Physical Education and Sports (100%)
  • Human and Social Biology (96.5%)
  • Building Technology Woods (99.4%)
  • Building Technology Construction (100%)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (100%)
  • Economics (88.9%)



Subjects in which over 1000 candidates sat were Agricultural Science (DA), Biology, English A, English B, Geography, Integrated

Science, Mathematics, Office Administration, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Social Studies, Human and Social

Biology, and Information Technology (Technical Proficiency).

Fourteen candidates obtained eleven Grade Ones and more were from the following schools:

  • Queen’s College
  • St. Rose’s High School
  • Anna Regina Secondary School
  • The Bishop’s High School
  • West Demerara Secondary School
  • J C Chandisingh Secondary School
  • Saraswati Vidya Nikitan
  • Tagore Memorial



Two candidates from Queen’s College each obtained fourteen Grade Ones. The Candidates are Kia Persaud and Padminee

Roshundatt.

Factors that facilitated such positive results are:

  • Increased expenditure on education.
  • Provision of textbooks.
  • Continuous training of teachers through workshops, seminars and meetings.
  • Increased access to curriculum resources.
  • Improved skills in managing schools.
  • Monitoring schools for effective delivery of education.
  • Increased support for parental involvement in the education of their children.
  • Institutionalizing national academic and non-academic assessment methodologies to guide learning.
  • Strengthening the quality of primary education that feeds into the secondary school system.
  • Support from teachers’ professional organizations.
  • Support from UK VSO volunteers and US Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Resuscitation of regional and national subject committees.
  • Provision of basic IT training for teachers.



Mohandatt Goolsarran
Director, NCERD
August 2009