Saturday 20 July, 2019

Girls outshine boys again in Common Entrance

The results of this year’s Common Entrance examination were revealed on Monday, July 2, 2018.

2,224 Grade 6 students sat this year’s exam on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Once again girls achieved better results that boys. Girls did better in each component of the exam: English Language, Mathematics and General Paper.

This year’s top student is Camille Henry Memorial School’s April Dagana who achieved a score of 95.33%. The top student last year was also a Camille Henry student, Rhea Barrett, who scored 98.33%. Another Camille Henry student, Sade Gustave, finished in the top ten for 2018, tied for seventh place with two others with a score of 93%.

In second is Jeannique William of the Ave Maria Girls’ Primary School, scoring 94%.

Three girls tied for third with a score of 93.67%: Chloe Francis of Belle Vue Combined; Ericka Moonie of Plain View Combined; and Alannah Bousquet of The Montessori Centre.

The top ten consists of 11 students due to some tied scores. Of the top 11, 8 are girls and 3 are boys.

The top performing male is Tre Phillip of Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary who landed in the sixth position with a score of 93.33%

Of the top 11, 7 students – including all of the top 5 – will attend St Joseph’s Convent, 3 will attend St Mary’s College and 1 will attend Beanfield Comprehensive Secondary School.

Compared with 2017, students improved in English Language and Mathematics but regressed in the General Paper.

The national mean was 60.09% representing a decrease of 0.53% when compared to 2017’s national mean of 60.62%. In 2016 the national mean of 62.73%.

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