Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (CSEC) May/June 2020 Results
CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (CSEC) MAY/JUNE 2020 REPORT ON RESULTS
A total of 12,009 candidates were registered for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) 2020 examinations as compared to 11,467 registered for 2019. Subject entries for 2020 were 70,710.
An analysis of the 2020 results revealed that the overall pass rate at the General and Technical proficiencies for Grades One to Three was 75.99%. The overall pass rate has improved from 2019 where a pass rate of 73% was attained.
Improved performance was evident in fifteen (15) subjects. While it remained constant in nine (09) subjects and declined in eleven (11) subjects. Outstanding performances were noted in twelve (12) subjects where 90% and over gained acceptable Grades (Gr 1 – 3).
Some subjects with outstanding performances were Agricultural Science (Double Award) with 97.27%, Industrial Technology – Electrical with 95.78%, Information Technology with 93.89 %, Physical Education & Sports with 99.9%, Religious Education with 91.16% and Theatre Arts with 98.93%.
Mathematics and English
Grades One to Three passes in English A remained constant with a pass rate of 77.91% in 2020 as against 77% in 2019. English B improved significantly from 58.1% in 2019 to 78.03% in 2020.
A noted improvement was recorded in Mathematics with a pass rate of 48.66% in 2020 as against 43% in 2019. Additional Mathematics recorded a pass rate of 74.3% in 2020.
Agricultural Science DA and SA continues to record pass rates of over 90%, Agricultural Science DA pass rate for 2020 is 97.27% and SA pass rate is 96.67%. Improved performances were recorded in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Integrated Science.
Biology moved from 77% in 2019 to a pass rate of 83.63% in 2020. Chemistry recorded a pass rate of 71.6% in 2020 as against 62% in 2019 and Physics moved from a pass rate of 70% in 2019 to 80.63% in 2020. Integrated Science moved from a pass rate of 69.1% in 2019 to 79.8% in 2020.
A decline in performance was noted in Human and Social Biology with a pass rate of 59.37% in 2020.
Mixed performances was noted in the business cognate. Economics secured a pass rate of 72.07% in 2020 as against 68% in 2019. The pass rate for Principles of Business remained constant in 2020 with 87.79% of the cohort gaining Grades One to Three. A decline was recorded in Principles of Accounts where the pass rate moved from 83% in 2019 to 79.28% in
2020. Office Administration pass rate showed a slight decline from 88% in 2019 to 87% in 2020. Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management attained constant performance with a pass rate of 97.36% in 2020 as compared to 97.2% in 2019.
Humanities and Expressive Arts
A constant performance of 76.26% was noted for Geography in 2020. Religious Education pass rate declined from 100% in 2019 to 91.16% in 2020 and Caribbean History pass rate declined in 2020 as compared to 2019. Caribbean History gained a pass rate of 64.49% in 2020 and 68.1% in 2019. Social Studies recorded a pass rate of 67.86% in 2020.
The performance in Theatre Arts remained constant with a pass rate of 98.93% in 2020 and 99.4% in 2019. Visual Arts pass rate moved from 71% in 2019 to 78.81% in 2020.
The Technical and Vocational Education cluster of subjects recorded pass rates of over 75% in 2020. Industrial Technology – Electrical recorded a pass rate of 95.78% in 2020 as against 93.4% in 2019. Industrial Technology – Mechanical and Building recorded a pass rate of 99.44% and 98.45% respectively. Food Nutrition & Health improved from 91.2% in 2019 to 92.51% in 2020, Family and Resource Management also showed an improvement from 85.2% in 2019 to 86.63% in 2020. An improved performance was noted in Textile, Clothing & Fashion with a pass rate of 79% in 2019 to 86.95% in 2020.
French recorded an improved performance of 77.61% in 2020 as against 73.1% in 2019. Portuguese recorded a constant pass rate of 80.36% in 2020 while Spanish moved from 68.3% in 2019 to 66.62% in 2020.
CXC – CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION MAY/JUNE 2020
Outstanding Performance (90% and over Grades One – Three)
Physical Education & Sports 99.9
Industrial Technology Mechanical 99.44
|Industrial Technology Building||98.45|
|Electronic Document Preparation & Management||97.36|
|Agricultural Science (Double Award)||97.27|
|Agricultural Science (Single Award)||96.67|
|Industrial Technology Electrical||95.78|
|Food, Nutrition & Health||92.51|
Subjects with improved performance Grades I to III
There were three subjects with double digits’ percentage increase.
|No.||Subject||2019 %||2020 %||% Increase|
|5||Textile, Clothing & Fashion||79||86.95||7.95|
|11||Industrial Technology Electrical||93.4||95.78||2.38|
|12||Industrial Technology Building||96.63||98.45||1.82|
|13||Family & Resource Mangmnt.||85.2||86.63||1.43|
|14||Food, Nutrition & Health||91.2||92.51||1.31|
|15||Agricultural Science SA||95.92||96.67||0.75|
Subjects with stable performance Grades I to III
|No.||Subject||2019 %||2020 %|
|4||Principles of Business||87||87.79|
|6||Electronic Document Prep. & Management||97.2||97.36|
|7||Physical Education & Sports||100||99.9|
|9||Industrial Technology Mechanical||99||99.44|
Subjects with declined performance Grades I to III
|No.||Subject||2019 %||2020 %|
|1||Agricultural Science DA||98.74||97.27|
|5||Principles of Accounts||83||79.28|
|9||Human & Social Biology||62||59.37|
Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) MAY/JUNE 2020 Individual candidate performance
A list of candidates who have secured Grade Ones in eight or more subjects was requested from the Caribbean Examinations Council. In response to our request, a list of three hundred sixty two (362) candidates was received.
Of these, fifty (50) candidates secured twelve (12) Grades One or more and includes the Top 10 as follows:
School Name Results obtained
1. Qu e en ’s College Bhedesh Persaud 22 Ones 1 twos
2. Anna Regina Secondary Duvina Seurattan 19 Ones 2 twos
3. Anna Regina Secondary Swasti Saytoo 18 Ones 3 twos
4. Saraswati Vidya Nikitan Geveshwar Rajkishore 18 Ones 1 twos
5. JC Chandisingh Secondary Reyah Khemraj 17 Ones 3 twos
6. Saraswati Vidya Nikitan Shivnarine Chaitram 17 Ones 2 twos
7. Saraswati Vidya Nikitan Shivshankar Chaitram 17 Ones 2 twos
8. Saraswati Vidya Nikitan Atishta Seenarine 17 Ones 2 twos
9. Saraswati Vidya Nikitan Chaitra Singh 16 Ones 3 twos
10. A b ram s’ Zu il S e co n da ry Tabitha Alves 16 Ones 4 twos
The following are number of candidates per Government Schools from the three hundred sixty two (362) candidates listed by CXC with 8 or more Grade Ones:
Region School No of Candidates
|1||Port Kaituma Secondary||02|
|2||Anna Regina Secondary||27|
|Abrams’s Zuil Secondary||10|
|3||West Demerara Secondary||17|
|Essequibo Islands Secondary||01|
|Covent Garden Secondary||01|
|6||J C Chandisingh Secondary||15|
|New Amsterdam Secondary||13|
|Skeldon Line Path Secondary||06|
|Corentyne Comprehensive Sec||05|
|Tagore Memorial Secondary||03|
|St Rose’s High||30|
|The Bishops’ High||22|
|St Stanislaus College||13|
|St Joseph High||10|
|North Georgetown Secondary||03|
Top 2020 CSEC performers in Hinterland Regions
|Reg||School||Name of Student||# Subjects||Grades|
|1||Port Kaituma Secondary||Keron Williams||12||9 grade 1s 3 grade 2s|
|7||3 Miles Secondary||Ackeem Williams||10||6 grade 1s 4 grade 2s|
|8||Paramakatoi Secondary||Laura Carvalho||7||5 grade 2s 2 grade 3s|
|9||St. Ignatius Secondary||Ashley Rodrigues||10||7 Grade 1s 3 Grade 2s|
Ameer Ali, ACEO – Exams (Ag) Dept. of Examinations Ministry of Education