Three students here have achieved passes in more than fourteen subjects at this year’s May/June sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.
The students are Kyle Da Silva of Mountain View Adventist Academy who sat 16 subjects and obtained 15 grade ones and one grade 2.
Sariah Jackson of Girls’ High School who sat 16 subjects and obtained 14 grades one, one grade 2 and one grade 3, and Delaan Nedd of St. Vincent Grammar School who sat fifteen subjects and obtained grade ones in all fifteen subjects.
According to the Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information, this year 2, 716 candidates were registered for the CSEC exams of which 1,052 were private candidates and 1, 664 were school candidates.
There were 1,647 school candidates sitting 11,839 subject entries in 32 subject areas, from 26 secondary schools.
Preliminary results indicate that approximately 74.67% of the subject entries were awarded Grades 1-3, which represents an increase over the corresponding figure in 2017 of 73.25% and 74.66% in 2016.
This year, 16.82% of the passes were at Grade 1 level, 37.29% at Grade 2 and 45.89% at Grade 3. Last year’s figures were 11.40% at Grade 1, 27.33% at Grade 2 and 34.52% at Grade 3.