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CXC – Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examination May/June 2018 Report On Preliminary Results

A total of 12,269 candidates were registered for 2018 CSEC, compared to 12,684 registered for 2017. Subject entries for 2018 were 69,194. An analysis of the 2018 results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grades One to Three was 69.1%. The overall pass rate has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 63.68% was attained.

Improved performance was evident in 16 subjects, constant in 7 subjects and declined in 12 subjects. Outstanding performances were noted in 7 subjects where 90% and over gained acceptable Grades (Gr 1 – 3). Some subjects with outstanding performances were Agricultural Science (Double Award) with 96.14%, Information Technology with 97.5%, Religious Education with 96.69%, Physical Education & Sports with 99.92% and Industrial Technology – Mechanical with 98.57%.

Mathematics and English

Grades One to Three passes in both English A and English B improved in 2018. English A recorded a pass rate of 67.14% in 2018 and 57.99% in 2017. English B pass rate in 2018 is 78.6% as compared to 44.45% in 2017. Mathematics also improved with a pass rate of 43.39% in 2018 as compared to 39.23% in 2017. Additional Mathematics remained constant with a pass rate 68.45% in 2018 to 68.61% in 2017.

Sciences

There were improvements and declines in the Grades One to Three passes in the science subjects this year. Improvements were noted in the pass rate for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Biology moved from 61.98% in 2017 to 63.9% in 2018. Chemistry recorded a pass rate of 56.41% in 2018 as against 47.81% in 2017. In 2018 Physics recorded a pass rate for 66.27%, in 2017 the pass rate was 52.92%. Agricultural Science (Double Award) and Agricultural Science (Single Award) both recorded declined performances. Agricultural Science (Double Award) moved from 98.57% in 2017 to 96.14% in 2018. Agricultural Science (Single Award) moved from 92.37% in 2017 to 86.57% in 2018.

Human and Social Biology achieved acceptable grades this year with a pass rate of 72.49%. The pass rate for this subject has improved from 2017 where a pass rate of 55.35% was attained. Integrated Science recorded a decline in pass rate from 59.21% in 2017 to 49.1% in 2018.

Business

Improved performance was noted in Office Administration with a pass rate of 84.2% in 2018 as against 80.12% in 2017. Principles of Accounts moved from 76.8% in 2017 to 74.49% in 2018. A decline was noted in the performances of Economics and Principles of Business. Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management attained constant performance with a pass rate of 97.95% in 2018 as compared to 97.25% in 2017.

Humanities and Expressive Arts

Religious Education and Caribbean History recorded constant performances in 2018 as compared to 2017. Religious Education attained a pass rate of 96.69% in 2018 and 96.75% in 2017. Caribbean History gained a pass rate of 71.94% in 2018 and 71.72% in 2017. An improved performance was noted in the pass rate for Geography from 56.73% in 2017 to 72.19% in 2018.

The performance in Theatre Arts remained constant with a pass rate of 99.35% in 2018 and 100% in 2017. 50% of the entries for Visual Arts achieved acceptable grades.

TVET Subjects

The Technical and Vocational Education cluster of subjects recorded mixed performances in 2018. Textile, Clothing and Fashion improved from 69.49% in 2017 to 81.48% in 2018, Family and Resource Management recorded constant performance with a pass rate of 85.42% in 2017 and 85.17% in 2018. A decline in performance was noted in Food Nutrition & Health with a pass rate of 91.16% in 2017 to 89.06% in 2018.

Industrial Technology Building, Electrical and Mechanical all secured pass rates of over 85% in 2018.

Modern Languages

Portuguese was written for the first time in 2017 and attained a pass rate of 83.04% , a decline was evident in 2018 with a pass rate of 71.55%. Over 60% of the entries for Spanish and French gained acceptable grades in 2018. Spanish moved from 58.08% in 2017 to 64.4% in 2018.

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Source:http://dpi.gov.gy

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