Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Education officials reveal St Lucia's CSEC, CAPE and CCSLC results

DrĀ Fiona Philip Mayer, Chief Education Officer

DrĀ Fiona Philip Mayer, Chief Education Officer

Dr Fiona Philip Mayer, Chief Education Officer and Dawson Ragunanan, Deputy Chief for Instruction appeared on NTN Thursday morning to speak on the preliminary results of the 2020 CXC Examinations, inclusive of CAPE, CSEC, and CCSLC.

For the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination, 34 subjects were written by candidates from 24 secondary schools for both general and technical proficiency levels.

This year's average was 76.34%, a slight decrease relative to the last two years. Ragunanan said that as a ministry, the goal was to see improvement into the 80s.

Pass rates for the individual subjects ranged from 53.37% to 100% with French having the lowest and Industrial Technology-Mechanical Engineering; Physical Education and Sports; and Religious Education having the highest of 100%.

Industrial Technology-Mechanical Engineering has been at a 100% pass rate for six years in a row.

Twenty-seven subjects obtained a pass rate of over 70%.

Sixteen of the 34 subjects recorded an increase in performance with Human and Social Biology recording the highest increase of 25.99%.

Fifteen subjects recorded a decrease in performance.

Ragunanan looked at a comparison between English A and Mathematics over the past six years where this year saw the highest mean recorded for English A (84.49%) and the lowest for Mathematics (43.95%).

Ragunanan commended all the successful students and said to those who were not as successful that this was not the end and that there are many second chance opportunities available to them.

For the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), 473 wrote the exam this year, 53 fewer candidates than last year. They were written at two centers: Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) and Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School (VFCSS).

The mean performance can be seen below.

Ragunanan described the results as a great success and noted that the pass rate per subject ranged from 60 to 100% for Unit 1 and 50 to 100% for Unit 2. As can be seen, the average result exceeded 90%.

Ragunanan presented the results for the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC), where 173 candidates from six secondary schools wrote the exam. This exam has three categories: mastery, competence, and developing competence, the results of which can be seen below.

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