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CXC RESULTS: More students pass English than Maths

 

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News

The 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) saw a higher percentage of students across the British Virgin Islands excelling in the English A than in Mathematics.

This is according to the Minister of Education, Dr Natalio Wheatley who said in a statement obtained by BVI News that the two aforementioned subjects received the highest number of entries out of the total 27 CSEC subjects local students elected to sit this year.

He said a total of 358 students registered for one or more CSEC subjects — 280 from public schools, 71 from private schools, and seven independent candidates.

Of that number, 198 students completed the English A exam with 91.4 percent receiving Grades I, II or III. More specifically, 23 percent of those students passed with a Grade I — the highest passing score a candidate can receive.

In contrast, 217 students sat the Mathematics examination with only 52 percent receiving a passing grade. Only six percent of students across the territory passed with a Grade I.

“This 52% has been identified as the regional average in CSEC Mathematics by the CXC Registrar General and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Wayne Wesley in his remarks at the launching ceremony of the 2020 results,” Dr Wheatley stated.

Nine of the 27 subjects received a 100% pass rate

The Education Minister also said nine subjects received a 100 percent pass rate from the students who sat those exams locally.

These subjects include Agricultural Science (Double Award); Agricultural Science (Single Award); Physical Education & Sport; Food, Nutrition & Health; Family & Resource Management; Technical Drawing; Industrial Technology (Mechanical); Information Technology; and Visual Arts.

The subject of Electronic Document Preparation & Management was passed by 98.8 percent of the 175 students who sat its exam, while Integrated Science saw a 94.7 percent pass rate.

Students recognised for achievements

Meanwhile, 19 students from various schools across the territory were individually recognised by the Education Minister for their achievement in the 2020 CSEC examinations.

Eight students from the Elmore Stoutt High School were recognised. St George’s Secondary School followed with five students while the BVI Seventh-day Adventist School had four and Bregado Flax Educational Centre had two outstanding students.

Absenteeism and ‘Ungraded’ results

Dr Wheatley also addressed the rate of absenteeism or ungraded results in this year’s exams. He said the numbers were similar to those reported in 2019.

“Of the 1,489 examinations registered for the July/August sitting, only 1,325 grades were awarded. This means that 164 exam entries were not sat or graded. The modification in the SBA moderation processes due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected the ungraded results,” the minister explained.

He added: “The Ministry of Education recognises this high number of absenteeism and ungraded results and aims to put further measures in place for students, parents and examination centres to reduce these occurrences and significantly improve in these areas for the next sitting.”

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  1. Wow says:

    And you all want to become an independent nation. I would suggest that the testing results indicate that the level of education that the people of the Territory are receiving makes them some of the most illiterate within the Third World. I suggest that you get your educational system in order, wait a few generations and then when there is no longer a need to use fingers and toes to solve simple math equations then perhaps seek independence.

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  2. Concerned says:

    I’m afraid these statistics may only be for the publics schools????

    ” Nine of the 27 subjects received a 100% pass rate

    The Education Minister also said nine subjects received a 100 percent pass rate from the students who sat those exams locally.

    These subjects include Agricultural Science (Double Award); Agricultural Science (Single Award); Physical Education & Sport; Food, Nutrition & Health; Family & Resource Management; Technical Drawing; Industrial Technology (Mechanical); Information Technology; and Visual Arts.”

    How can that be when so many students in a private institution received “ungraded” for IT and PE?????
    Your maths doesnt add up Minister!!

    • Bvi says:

      Correct. SGS have the top cxc student in the BVI and the top performers by far. To much freaking politics in BVI call a spade a spade them children work hard. #privateschoolparentsvote
      Too#

  3. Hmmmm says:

    WHERE ARE THE NAMES OF THE TOP TERRITORY PERFORMERS IN CXC LIKE MEDIA PRINT EVERY YEAR. no names because they are not from ESHS right?

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  4. Local BVISLANDER says:

    Where are the names of the Territory top csec and Cape students for 2020? It’s does not matter whether they are private schools or Government, from Friday other countries are posting, we want to congratulate our young people to further boost their moral.

  5. Just Thinking says:

    I have been reading that most of the other Caribbean countries are questioning the CXC results this year.

  6. CXC says:

    Bull sxxt. The Caribbean should show them that they are not indespensable. With Covid 19 set back they should have postponed the exam but it is all about the money they had to make. It is all a rig. Playing with the youths future.

  7. Local girl says:

    All that demonstrating in Guyana and other whining and b****ing from other big islands are BS.
    From Covid hit the Caribbean in March those lazy b*+***ds wanted no exams this year, namely Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica and were very sure they were going to get away with no testing and just given a grade, so they sat waiting with no studying some refused to send in their SBA’s, some lazy teachers did not even completed the syllabus (Jamaica and Guyana).
    Those kids are fighting a losing battle, CXC will take this down the wire get some more money from the idiots who now crying foul and that’s it, no grade change, I been down this road before and learnt my lesson, so now I get my mathematics and Chemistry students ready, pandemic or not.
    Anguilla has done well, one child got all her 11 1’s, 8 distintions, and made the merit lists, she studied, she got results.
    What you put in is what you get out. Those Guyanese indians can go drink them indian tonic/ banana wine/ Gramoxozone now for all CXC care, the computer marked the multiple choice and the SBA’s grades can either go up come down or stay as is, so next time children pick your poison.

    • @Local girl says:

      Go get some coffee with your BS
      Dont bring your racist and prejudice nonsense in this convo. You seem to have a bone to pick with Guyanese Indians.
      There are students here who are questioning their grades too. Because they aren’t making a big hoopla doesnt mean an issue doesnt exit locally. Shut your trap

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