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National summary for CXC CSEC 2019

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CXC Update Changes Previously Released Results Information

The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs hereby informs the general public that the Caribbean Examination’s Council (CXC) detected and corrected an issue with the 2019 CSEC results for a number of centers. This resulted in some adjustments to the Ministry’s published list of top performers, the overall pass rate, and the pass rates for some subjects. This information was emailed to the Ministry of Education from the CXC today (Wednesday 14th August, 2019) after the Ministry officially released the previously provided CSEC results. Further, the CXC informed that the updated results will be released to candidates on August 15th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.

Be advised that the Ministry has since carefully reviewed and analyzed the modifications and has likewise adjusted the list of the top performers and pass rates where necessary.

The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs sincerely apologizes for any inconveniences caused as a result of this unforeseen circumstance.

Please find attached the updated version of the Press Release.


A total of 2,515 candidates were registered to write CXC (CSEC) examinations in May/June 2019, out of which 1,530 were females and 985 were males.

A total of 1,523 were candidates attending school while 992 were private candidates. There were 11,935 subject entries.

Overall there were 1,564 Grade ones, 3,169 Grade twos, 3,661 Grade threes, 2,101 Grade fours, 738 Grade fives, 27 Grade sixes and 675 ungraded or absent.

The pass rate in the examination in 2019 is 74.54%. An improvement of 5.04% as compared to the pass rate of 70.50% in 2018. In 2017, the pass rate was 67.36%.

The largest entries were in English A (1,592), Mathematics (1,580), Social Studies (752), Principles of Business (649) and Information Technology (519).

The lowest entries were in Music (1), Industrial Technology Mechanical (7), Theatre Arts (18), Additional Mathematics (35), and Religious Education (60).

The subjects with the highest percentage pass were Music (100%), Theatre Arts (100%), Physical Education and Sport (97.56%), Technical Drawing (95.75%), Food, Nutrition and Health (94.47%), Industrial Technology Electrcal (93.85%), Principles of Business (92.77%), Information Technology (92.74%), Industrial Technology Building (91.73%), Agricultural Science (91.56%), and Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management (90.81%).

The subjects with the lowest percentage pass were, Mathematics (38.59%), French (45.21%), and Spanish (52.47%) and Additional Mathematics (54.54%).

Performance in Mathematics remained relatively stable in 2019, against 2018. The percentage pass was 38.57% in 2018 and 38.59% in 2019. Performance in English A, however, improved significantly from to 66.98% pass in 2018 to 78.28% pass in 2019.

Table 1: Comparison of percentage pass rate in Mathematics and English A

Subjects 2017 2018 2019
Grenada Region Grenada Region Grenada Region
% Pass % Pass % Pass
Mathematics 35.61 44.64 38.57 49.0 38.59 46%
English A 56.89 66.99 66.98 67.0 78.28 72%

The top performances in the Examination are placed in descending order of Grade 1.

  • Teja O. Patrice – Hillsborough Secondary School
    Passed: 15           One’s: 14                Two’s: 1
  • Aleisha M. Roberts – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 14           One’s: 14
  • Olivia S. Antoine – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 14           One’s: 14
  • Sarah A. Logie – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 13           One’s: 13
  • Kirla S. John – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 11                 One’s: 10         Two’s: 1
  • Daniel Lyndon Michael Berkley – Westmorland Secondary School
    Passed: 13           One’s: 11         Two’s: 2
  • Breanna J. Salfarlie – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 14           One’s: 10           Two’s: 4
  • Kendra E. John – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 13           One’s:10           Two’s: 2              Three’s: 1
  • Amber Claire Ivana Strachan – Westmorland Secondary School
    Passed: 12              One’s: 10                Two’s: 2
  • Shilony A. Morain – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 13                 One’s: 9               Two’s: 4
  • Chrissel Smith – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 12           One’s: 9               Two’s: 3
  • Shemia N. S. Superville – St. Mark’s Secondary School
    Passed: 12                One’s: 9               Two’s: 3
  • Dorian M. Noel – Presentation Brothers’ College
    Passed: 13            One’s: 9     Two’s: 2     Three’s: 2
  • Maxeen N. Cox – St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s
    Passed: 11           One’s: 9               Two’s: 2
  • Noah Marcus Lessey – St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School
    Passed: 11           One’s: 9               Two’s: 1              Three’s: 1
  • Donte Kyle Augustine Roberts – St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School
    Passed: 11           One’s: 9               Two’s: 1              Three’s: 1
  • Dominique Lian Assing – Westmorland Secondary School
    Passed: 9             One’s: 9

Performances in all of the pure sciences increased marginally in 2019. Chemistry increased by 0.71%. Performance in Physics and Biology increased by 3.22% and 0.88%, respectively. Table 2 shows a comparison of the percentage pass rate in these areas for 2016, 2017 and 2018, against the region’s performance.

Table 2: Comparison of percentage pass rate in the pure Sciences in 2017, 2018 and 2019

 

 

Subject

2017 2018 2019
Grenada Region Grenada Region Grenada Region
Entries % Pass Entries % Pass Entries % Pass
Chemistry 248 57.87 55.19 279 67.91 60.0 241 68.62 68%
Physics 258 68.42 69.19 244 75.10 68.0 232 78.32 68%
Biology 329 71.20 67.89 349 84.61 73.0 314 85.49 73%

NB: The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development and Religious Affairs has not yet received the preliminary slips for individual candidates from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Therefore, candidates will have to collect individual slips in the next week or two when they are received from the council. However, candidates can access their results electronically from 15 August 2019 between 9 and 11 am.

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New and second chances through education

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Two of the country’s outstanding ‘second chance’ organisations, New Life Organisation (NEWLO) and Grenada Community Development Agency (GRENCODA), received funds to help their worthy causes recently.

NEWLO was started in 1984 and has worked tirelessly to sensitise individuals and the nation as a whole to the importance of teaching technical and vocational skills to ensure the country has a strong labour force. In a society which has historically placed heavier emphasis on academia, this has required tenacity and determination on the part of the organisations members, in their continued belief that NEWLO was, and is needed and must remain sustainable.

Many of the young people benefitting from organisations assistance come from challenging, sometimes even violent and abusive family backgrounds. NEWLO stands firmly behind its namesake, in offering them the opportunity to change their life’s direction, by becoming skilled and productive members of society. The Student Assistance Programme (SAP) initiated by GRENCODA, in 1986, for children from vulnerable and poor families is committed to providing support for the completion of secondary level education, to help youth break free from the poverty cycle. Some of these also graduate through NEWLO.

From hospitality arts to plumbing, computer engineering to fashion design, NEWLO is committed to giving young persons the tools to transform their own lives and futures. More than 5,000 students have graduated from NEWLO and more recently the organisation has opened its doors to more mature students, who may not have finished primary or secondary school education and single mothers.

Sasha Matthews and GRENCODA Secretary, Ariel Henry

CIBC FirstCaribbean, Country Manager Nigel Ollivierre, was pleased to sanction the bank’s donations to both GRENCODA and NEWLO, he commented, “organisations which look after the education of our country’s citizens, and provide new opportunities for purposeful and productive lives are a necessity in our society.”

He continued, “We join with NEWLO in encouraging as many individuals as possible to support their annual fundraising event, the NEWLO family day luncheon. We have been advised that a full buffet lunch, fashion show by the NEWLO trainees, fun bingo and live entertainment are already planned. Entrance funds will be used to support NEWLO initiatives for their students. We wish both organisations continued success and promise the bank’s support,” he concluded.

The NEWLO Family Day will be held at the residence of former Governor-General, Sir Daniel and Lady Gloria Williams, in Westerhall, St David on Sunday, 27 October 2019, from 1 pm.

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Tour guides complete phase one of Aquila International Certification training

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More than 30 tour guides in Grenada completed phase one of training facilitated by the Aquila Centre for Cruise Excellence, the official training partner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

Sponsored by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), the four-day training course was an opportunity for the tour guides to become master storytellers about the experiences in their country while becoming the first to have the opportunity to receive internationally recognised certification.

The course was facilitated by Claudine Pohl, Manager, International Business Development and Training at Aquila. Topics covered included, the art of storytelling, customer service excellence, daily preparation and problem-solving. The tour guides were very engaged and were happy to receive the opportunity ahead of the 2019/2020 Winter Cruise Ship Season.

Patricia Maher, Claudine Pohl, and Dean, School of Applied Arts & Technology, TAMCC, Marlene Finlay with 4 students awarded free Aquila online courses

Pohl indicated that the tour guides will now have to pass two assessments before they can receive their certification. One assessment is a multiple-choice exam in which they will need to secure a 70% pass rate or higher followed by a video component in which they will display their newly learned skills.

Apart from the participants thanking the GTA and Aquila Inc for the timely training, Co-ordinator of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at the TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), Yvette Payne, said, “The programme was insightful and comprehensive. We will certainly incorporate aspects of this training into the taxi and tour guide certification programme we offer at the TAMCC.”

As part of the training, Pohl conducted two complimentary cruise tourism lectures with students of the Hospitality programme and newly implemented Tourism Studies programme at TAMCC. At the end of the lectures, Pohl presented five students with free online certification courses from Aquila.

Nautical Development Manager at the GTA, Nikoyan Roberts, congratulated the participants saying, “This is your opportunity to become the first in Grenada to be internationally certified. We look forward to better reviews coming from our visitors after experiencing your quality service.”

Addressing the participants, GTA CEO Patricia Maher urged the tour guides present to form an association. She said, “Forming an association will be critical to your development and your ability to take advantage of opportunities for training and certification. Working together as a group will be more professional, and together we are stronger.”

The training took place at the National Stadium from 9-12 September.

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More than 30 tour guides in Grenada completed phase one of training facilitated by the Aquila Centre for Cruise Excellence, the official training partner of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).

Sponsored by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), the four-day training course was an opportunity for the tour guides to become master storytellers about the experiences in their country while becoming the first to have the opportunity to receive internationally recognised certification.

The course was facilitated by Claudine Pohl, Manager, International Business Development and Training at Aquila. Topics covered included, the art of storytelling, customer service excellence, daily preparation and problem-solving. The tour guides were very engaged and were happy to receive the opportunity ahead of the 2019/2020 Winter Cruise Ship Season.

Patricia Maher, Claudine Pohl, and Dean, School of Applied Arts & Technology, TAMCC, Marlene Finlay with 4 students awarded free Aquila online courses

Pohl indicated that the tour guides will now have to pass two assessments before they can receive their certification. One assessment is a multiple-choice exam in which they will need to secure a 70% pass rate or higher followed by a video component in which they will display their newly learned skills.

Apart from the participants thanking the GTA and Aquila Inc for the timely training, Co-ordinator of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at the TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), Yvette Payne, said, “The programme was insightful and comprehensive. We will certainly incorporate aspects of this training into the taxi and tour guide certification programme we offer at the TAMCC.”

As part of the training, Pohl conducted two complimentary cruise tourism lectures with students of the Hospitality programme and newly implemented Tourism Studies programme at TAMCC. At the end of the lectures, Pohl presented five students with free online certification courses from Aquila.

Nautical Development Manager at the GTA, Nikoyan Roberts, congratulated the participants saying, “This is your opportunity to become the first in Grenada to be internationally certified. We look forward to better reviews coming from our visitors after experiencing your quality service.”

Addressing the participants, GTA CEO Patricia Maher urged the tour guides present to form an association. She said, “Forming an association will be critical to your development and your ability to take advantage of opportunities for training and certification. Working together as a group will be more professional, and together we are stronger.”

The training took place at the National Stadium from 9-12 September.

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