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MAY/JUNE 2015

CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION

REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS

          BACKGROUND

            In May/June 2015, nine hundred and sixty one (961) candidates from

            nine(9) Secondary Schools and five (5) Private centres wrote the

            Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination in Guyana.

            The fourteen Examination Centres were:

                        Region 10:                Mackenzie High School

                        Region 6:                   Berbice High, New Amsterdam Multilateral

           

                        Region 4:                   President’s College

                        Region 3:                   SaraswatiVidyaNiketan

                        Georgetown:             The Bishops’ High, Queen’s College, St Joseph’s High,

St Rose’s High,St Stanislaus College, New Guyana Sch, Adult Education Association, Guyana Private (Theatre Guild) and Chase’s Academy.

A summary of entries is as follows:

                       

YEAR

CANDIDATE

ENTRIES

SUBJECT

ENTRIES

PASS RATE %

2015

961

4265

87.54

           

            Candidates offered Units in twentynine subject areas. Each Unit comprises three

            Modules (equivalent to 150 Credit Hours), and is separately examined and

            certified.

            Candidates from Guyana offered fifty six(56) units at this year’s examination.

The Single Unit Subjects offered this year were:

                        Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.

                       
The Double Unit Subjects offered were:

Accounting, Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,Digital Media, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Technology, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Geometrical & Mechanical Eng. Drawing, History, Information Technology, Law,Literatures in English, Management of Business, Performing Arts, Physical Education & Sports, Physics, Pure Mathematics, Sociology, Spanish and Tourism.

The results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination are reported on

aseven-point scale – Grades 1 – VII. Candidates attaining Grades 1 – V have attained an

acceptable standard for matriculation purposes, with Grade One representing an

excellent performance, while Grade Two and Three represent very good and good

standardsof performance respectively.

PERFORMANCE: 2015

2015

#

%

Grade I

369

9.02

Grade II

682

16.66

Grade III

960

23.45

Grade IV

842

20.57

Grade V

730

17.84

OverallPass Rate

87.54

The overall pass rate in 2015is 87.54.This is anincrease from 2014 where a pass rate of 85.07% was attained. An increase was noted in the number of candidates securing Grades I to V passes.

The gender distribution of the overall pass rate is 35.2% males and 64.8% females.

In the following twenty four (24) units, candidates obtained a 100% pass rate (with Grade one to five passes):  Agricultural Science Unit 1; Art & Design Unit 1 and Unit 2; Food and Nutrition Unit 1; Geography Unit 1 and Unit 2; Information Technology Unit 1 and Unit 2; Spanish Unit 1 and Unit 2; Physical Education & Sports Unit 1 and Unit 2; Entrepreneurship Unit 1 and Unit 2; Tourism Unit 1 and Unit 2; Accounting Unit 2; Computer Science Unit 2; Electrical & Electronic Technology Unit 2; Food & Nutrition Unit 2; Digital Media Unit 2 and Performing Arts Unit 2(Cinematic Arts, Dance & Drama).

Further, in the following twenty six (26) Units the pass rate of candidates was 75%or higher with Grade One to Fivepasses: Accounting Unit 1; Applied Mathematics Unit 1; Biology Unit 1 and Unit 2; Caribbean Studies Unit 1; Communication Studies Unit 1; Computer Science Unit 1; Economics Unit 1; Environmental Science Unit 1 and Unit 2; Law Unit 1 and Unit 2; Literatures in English Unit 1 and Unit 2; Management of Business Unit 1 and Unit 2; Physics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Sociology Unit 1 and Unit 2; Digital Media Unit 1; Agricultural Science Unit 2; Applied Mathematics Unit 2; Chemistry Unit 2; Economics Unit 2 and Pure Mathematics Unit 2.

In five(5) units candidates obtained a pass rate of 50% or higher (but below 75%) with Grade One to Five passes. The units are: Chemistry Unit 1; Geometrical & Mechanical Eng. Drawing Unit 1; History Unit 1; Pure Mathematics Unit 1 and History Unit 2.

Agricultural Science  Unit 1 and Unit 2, Entrepreneurship Unit 1 and Unit 2, Physical Education & Sports Unit 1 and Unit 2; Performing Arts Unit 2 and Tourism Unit 1 and Unit 2 were written for the first time in 2015. A 100% pass rate was secured in all of these Units except Agricultural Science Unit 2 where a 95.45% was recorded.

Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies continue to record and over 95% pass ratewhile Pure Mathematics Unit 1 declined from 57.73% in 2014 to 54.98% in 2015.

Several candidates recorded outstanding performances at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination. Among the top performers are Cecil Cox, Larissa Whiltshire and Sasha Woodroffe all of Queen’s College and Shonta Noel of St Rose’s High who secured Grade One passes in six units.

Cecil Cox                                           Commination Studies       1          I

            Queen’s College                              Applied Mathematics         1          I

                                                                        Chemistry                             2          I

                                                                        Pure Mathematics              2          I

                                                                        Physics                                 2          I

                                                                        Digital Media                        2          I

                                                                        Computer Science               2          III

            Larissa Whiltshire                            Applied Mathematics         1          I

            Queen’s College                              Biology                                 1          I

                                                                        Caribbean Studies             1          I

                                                                        Chemistry                             1          I

                                                                        Environmental Science    1          I

                                                                        Pure Mathematics              1          I

                                                                                               

            Sasha Woodroffe                             Accounting                          1          I

            Queen’s College                              Accounting                          2          I

                                                                        Communication Studies  1          I

Applied Mathematics         2          I                                               Economics                           2          I

                                                                        Pure Mathematics              2          I

           

Shonta Noel                                     Caribbean Studies             1          I

            St Rose’s High                                 Tourism                                1          I

                                                                        Accounting                          2          I

                                                                        Law                                        2          I

                                                                        Management of Business2          I

                                                                        Entrepreneurship               2          I

                                                                        Economics                            2          II

Other outstanding performers are:

SCHOOL                               NAME                                    RESULTS                

Queen’s College                  Jonelle Europe         Applied Mathematics         1          I

                                                                                    Applied Mathematics         2          I

                                                                                    Biology                                 2          I

                                                                                    Chemistry                             2          I

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics              2          I

                                                                                    Caribbean Studies              1          II

                                                Elisa Hamilton          Biology                                 1          I

                                                                                    Chemistry                             1          I                                                                                                           Environmental Science    1          I

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics              1          I

                                                                                    Spanish                                1          I

                                                                                    Communication Studies     1          II

                                                                                    Physics                                  1          II

                                                Lisa John                  Applied Mathematics         1          I

                                                                                    Economics                           1          I

                                                                                    Information Technology  1          I

                                                                                    Management of Business1          I

                                                                                    Pure mathematics              1          I

                                                                                    Caribbean Studies              1          II

                                                SharmilaRamlall      Communication Studies  1          I

                                                                                    Biology                                 2          I

                                                                                    Chemistry                             2          I

                                                                                    Environmental Science    2          I

                                                                                    Spanish                                2          I

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics                2          II

                                                RejeanSawh             Environmental Science    1          I

                                                                                    Applied Mathematics         2          I

                                                                                    Environmental Science    2          I

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics              2          I

                                                                                    Physics                                 2          I

                                                                                    Biology                                   2          II

                                                                                    Chemistry                              2          II

                                                                                    Caribbean Studies              1          III

SCHOOL                               NAME                                    RESULTS    

Queen’s College                  Amanda Singh         Applied Mathematics         1          I

                                                                                    Caribbean Studies             1          I

                                                                                    Biology                                 2          I

                                                                                    Chemistry                             2          I

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics              2          I

                                                Nabeeha Ali              Applied Mathematics         1          I

                                                                                    Caribbean Studies             1          I

                                                                                    Chemistry                             2          I

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics              2          I

                                                                                    Biology                                 2          I

                                                Phillipe Walker         Caribbean Studies             1          I

                                                                                    Entrepreneurship               1          I

                                                                                    Tourism                                1          I

                                                                                    Tourism                                2          I

                                                                                    Environmental Science    2          I

                                                                                    Biology                                   2          II

                                                                                    Chemistry                              2          II

                                                                                    Applied Mathematics           1          III

                                                                                    Pure Mathematics                2          III

CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION

MAY/JUNE 2015

REPORT ON PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Background

In 2015, there was a decrease in the number of candidates who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examination. The statistics which follow reflect the performance of both public and private school candidates.  It must be noted that the private candidates amounted to approximately 33% of the total entries.

Candidate Entries:

                                    2015

Public                         8430

Private                        4176
                                   _____
                                    12606
                                    =====

Subject Entries:

                                    2015                  
                                  

                                    70908

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Gender Analysis of Candidate Entries – 2015

Male                           Female                       Total
4506                           8100                           12606

Analysis of Results

The analysis of the 2015 CSEC results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grade One to Three was 62.72% as opposed to 60.21% in 2014.  The overall 2015 Grade One to Grade Four pass rate was 84.4%.

These rates compared with last year, indicate a marginal increase in the Grade One to Three passes. 

Candidates from Guyana wrote thirty-five (35) subjects at the examination. 

Of these subjects the results indicated excellent performances in fifteen (15) subjects where the Grade One to Three passes exceeded seventy five percent (75%).  The fifteen subjects are: Agriculture Science (DA), Agricultural Science (SA), Clothing & Textiles, Economics, Home Economics Management, Information Technology, Office Administration, Principles of Business,Religious Education, Theatre Arts, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Physical Education & Sport, Additional Mathematics, Building Technology (Const.) and Building Technology (Woods).

Satisfactory performances were recorded in thirteen (13) subjects where the Grades One to Three passes exceeded fifty percent (50%) while Grades One to Four passes were in excess of seventy five percent (75%): Biology, Caribbean History, English B, Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, Integrated Science, Principles of Accounts, Social Studies, Spanish, Technical Drawing, Electrical & Electronic Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology. 

The Grade One to Three passes in English A and Mathematics both improved over last year’s performance. The English A pass rate is 49.36%, up from 46.98% in 2014 and 45.69% in 2013. The Mathematics pass rate is 45.07%, up from 38.75% in 2014 and 28.92% in 2013.

The overall performance in Chemistry, Physics, Visual Arts and Human & Social Biology was unsatisfactory.

Performance in English B remained relatively constant. In 2014 the Grade One to Three pass rate was 61.45% and 61.76% in 2015.

Excellent performances were recorded in Agriculture Science (SA) and Agricultural Science (DA). There was a general decline of Grade One to Three passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics as compared to the 2014 performance.

In the Business Education subjects – the performance in Economics, Office Administration and Principles of Business was excellent. Satisfactory performance was recorded in Principles of Accounts with a Grade One to Three pass rate of 65.43%. Excellent performances were recorded in both Information Technology (General) and Electronic Document Preparation and Management, where the pass rates were 89.27% and 91.04% respectively.

Satisfactory performances were recorded in Caribbean History and Geography. The pass rate for Caribbean History improved from 56.39% in 2014 to 59.7% in 2015. The Geography Grade One to Three pass rate for 2015 is 53.59%.                        

In the Home Economics subjects, an increase wasrecorded in Clothing & Textiles; the 2014 pass rate was 63.41% as against 75% in 2015 however there was a decline in the pass rates for Food & Nutrition and Home Economic Management.

In the Industrial Technology subjects – Building Technology (Const), Building Technology (Woods) and Electrical & Electronic Technology recorded improvedperformances in Grade One to Three passes.Building Technology (Woods) improved from 72.15% in 2014 to 79.67% in 2015.

In the Modern Languages subjects – French and Spanish recorded satisfactory performances. The Grade One to Three pass rate for French is 54.96% in 2015.Performance in Spanish moved from 62.61% in 2014 to 60.51% in 2015.

Excellent performances wererecorded in Theatre Arts and Physical Education & Sports with Grade One to Three passes over 75%

Secondary Schools with 60% and more Pass Rate – 2015

Region                                  School                                               Pass Rate (Gr 1 – 3)

1                                              Santa Rosa Secondary                              62.6   

2                                              Anna Regina Secondary                           79.72

                                                Abram’s Zuil Secondary                             73.74

3                                              West Demerara Secondary                        86.52

                                   

                                                Zeeburg Secondary                                                79.22

                                                Leguan Secondary                                      76.77

4                                              President’s College                                     87.99

                                                Annandale Secondary                               81.31

                                                Hope Secondary                                          75.16

                                                Diamond Secondary                                   74.65

                                                Soesdyke Secondary                                  67.3

                                                Covent Garden Secondary                                    61.23

                                                Beterverwagting Secondary                      60.66

5                                              Bygeval Secondary                                     70.13

                                                Fort Wellington Secondary                                    60.58

6                                              Berbice High                                                 86.93

                                                New Amsterdam Multilateral                      82.91

                                                Skeldon Line Path Secondary                  77.17

                                                J C Chandisingh Secondary                     70.72

                                                Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary   70.04

                                                Tagore Secondary                                       69.59

                                                Canje Secondary                                         60.88             

9                                              St Ignatius Secondary                                63.15

10                                            Mackenzie High                                           77.43

                                                Christinburg/Wismar Secondary               62.49                                     

G/town                                   The Bishops’ High                                       97.41

Queen’s College                                          94.57

St Stanislaus College                                 93.16

                                               

                                                St Joseph’s High                                         92.78

                                                St Rose’s High                                             89.31

                                                Central High                                                 85.75

                                                Brickdam Sec                                               80.37

                                               

                                                Christ Church Secondary                          72.28

                                                Tutorial High                                                 71.65

                                                North Georgetown Secondary                   70.96

                                               

One hundred and seventy two candidates secured eight Grade Ones and more are from the following schools:

Region                      School                                               No. of candidates

1                                  Santa Rosa Sec                                           3

2                                  Anna Regina Multilateral                           16

                                    Abram’s Zuil Secondary                             1

                                    Cotton Field Secondary                              2

3                                  Essequibo Islands Sec                               1         

                                    West Demerara Secondary                        4

                                    Zeeburg Secondary                                                2         

                                    Leguan Secondary                                      1

                                    SarawatiVidyaNiketan                                15       

4                                  Annandale Secondary                               3

                                    Covent Garden Sec                                     1         

                                    Hope Secondary                                          2

                                    President’s College                                     4

                                    Diamond Secondary                                   2

                                    Apex Academy                                             2

                                    Hindu College                                              5

                                    Institute of Business Edu                           1

5                                  Bygeval Secondary                                     1

                                    Rosignol Secondary                                               2         

6                                  Berbice High School                                   3

                                    J C Chandisingh Sec                                 1

                                    New Amsterdam Multilateral                      3

                                    Skeldon Line Path Sec                               2

                                    Tagore High School                                                6

Region                      School                                               No. of candidates

9                                  St Ignatius Secondary                                1

G/town                       The Bishops’ High                                       18

                                    Central High                                                             2                     

                                    Queen’s College                                          35

                                    St Joseph’s High                                         4

                                    St Rose’s High                                             10

                                    St Stanislaus College                                 15

                                    Marian Academy                                          4

                                                           

                                               
CSEC MAY/JUNE 2015
Individual candidate performances

Full analysis of individual candidates’ performances is not yet available. We have requested however, a list of candidates who have secured Grade Ones passes in eight or more subjects from the Caribbean Examinations Council.

In response to our request for the list of persons who have secured Grade One passes in eight or more subjects, we received a list of one hundred and seventy two (172) candidates.

Of these forty seven (47) candidates secured eleven (11) Grades Ones or more, these candidates are listed below:

School                                   Name                                     Results Obtained

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        Victoria Najab                       20 Ones

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        VamanadHiralall                  19 Ones         1 two

            Anna Regina Secondary   AliyahRasheed                    19 Ones

            Queen’s College                  Joshanna Hopkinson         18 Ones

            Queen’s College                  Ashley Anthony                   17 Ones

            Anna Regina Secondary   JagindraPersaud                 16 Ones         2 twos

            Queen’s College                  Abigail Somrah                    16 Ones

            Queen’s College                  Paige Carter                          14 Ones         5 twos

            Queen’s College                  Kadesh Daniels                   14 Ones         3 twos

            St Rose’s High                     Shawn Shewram                 14 Ones         2 twos

            Queen’s College                  Michael Jagnanan              14 Ones         1 two

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        MohanieSudama                 14 Ones         1 two

            Queen’s College                  Shannon Woodroffe                       14 Ones

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        HemwantSeodat                  13 Ones         4 twos             3 threes

            New Amsterdam Sec           Simon Bactawar                   13 Ones         4 twos

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        ParmeshrieRamprasad       13 Ones         3 twos             3 threes

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        NashaniNandalal                13 Ones         2 twos             1 three

            Queen’s College                  Darnell Benn                                    13 Ones         2 twos

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        Patricia Ramsaroop             13 Ones         1 two               1 three

            Queen’s College                  BhaveshDigamber              12 Ones         6 twos             1 three

            Skeldon Line Path Sec       Ashmini Prasad                   12 Ones         5 twos

            Anna Regina Secondary   Kuber Mohan                       12 Ones         3 twos             1 three

            Queen’s College                  Alyea Williams                      12 Ones         3 twos

            Queen’s College                  CymoneNedd                       12 Ones         2 twos

            The Bishops’ High               Vishal Roopnarine              12 Ones         2 twos

            Queen’s College                  Jea Adams                            12 Ones         2 twos

            Queen’s College                  Aliyah Gordon                      12 Ones         1two

            Annandale Secondary       Shanaz Khan                       12 Ones

            Queen’s College                  JoashGobin                          12 Ones        

            Queen’s College                  Jonathan Gobin                   12 Ones

            West Demerara Sec            SateshPersaud                    12 Ones

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        KishshannaGobin               11 Ones         5 twos             2 threes

            Queen’s College                  Marissa Scott                        11 Ones         5 twos             1 three

            Anna Regina Secondary   PermaishwarRamnauth     11 Ones         5 twos

            St Rose’s High                     Renea Marcus                      11 Ones         4 twos             1 three

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        ParbatteeMohess                 11 Ones         4 twos             1 three

            Anna Regina Secondary   Rahul Mahadeo                   11 Ones         3 twos             2 threes

            Anna Regina Secondary   NessaAzam                          11 Ones         3 twos

            Anna Regina Secondary   HaylemaBhagwan               11 Ones         3 twos

            Queen’s College                  Iyanna Butts                         11 Ones         3 twos

            Queen’s College                  HadiyaVictorine                   11 Ones         3 twos

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        YasodaBusham                   11 Ones         3 twos

            SarawatiVidyaNakitan        Bibi Rahim                            11 Ones         3 twos

            Anna Regina Secondary   AshanaLakenarine             11 Ones         2 twos

            Hindu College                      Cristen Singh                       11 Ones         2 twos

            The Bishops’ High               Crystal Clarke                       11 Ones         1 two               1 three

            Queen’s College                  SupriyaBisnauth                  11 Ones                                 1 three