The Ministry of Education has received the preliminary results for the May-June Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate Examinations, CSEC.
According to the Ministry, 73.25-percent of the subject entries were awarded Grades 1- 111, compared to 74.66 percent in 2016 and 75.15 percent in 2015.
The most outstanding student was Iana Fergusson of the Girls High School who received 19 subject passes: 18 Grade-Ones and one Grade-Two.
Three students obtained 13 subject passes, four students gained 12 subject passes and 31 students gained 11 subject passes.
The Ministry of Education says this year 11.04-percent of the passes were at Grade-I level; 27.33-percent at Grade-II and 34.52-percent at Grade-III. Last year’s figures were: 12.30-percent at Grade-I; 28.52-percent at Grade-II; and 33.84-percent at Grade-III.
Five Schools recorded percentage passes of 80-percent or more: The Girls High School with 95.56-percent; St. Joseph’s Convent with 90.64-percent; St. Vincent Grammer School with 87.56-percent; Thomas Saunders Secondary with 86.06-percent and St. Martin’s Secondary School with 82.39-percent.
The Ministry said ten Schools obtained creditable pass rates of between 60 and 80-percent. The School which recorded the most significant improvement over the previous year is the Georgetown Secondary School, where the pass rate increased from 45.76-percent in 2016 to 65.92-percent in 2017. This represents a 20.16-percent increase.