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CXC results: 76% of students pass CSEC exams, more than 90% pass CAPE

Fayval Williams
 
Education Minister Fayval Williams has said preliminary data revealed that 76.5 per cent of Jamaican students who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams this year passed.
 
She said Mathematics recorded a pass rate of 55.6 per cent while it was 83.9 per cent for English Language.
 
Mrs Williams said nine subjects had average pass rates of over 90 per cent. 
 
"The figures are also broken down by males versus females. Total subject entries for males were 93,093, with 91.4 per cent being sat and 63,395 attaining the required grades. On the other hand, total subject entries for females were 140,630 with 95.1 per cent being sat and 104,074 or 77.8 per cent attaining grades one to three," she revealed.  
 
In the meantime, the preliminary report and analysis of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) showed that Unit One had a 92 per cent pass rate, while it was 93 per cent for Unit Two.
 
The Education Minister said Financial Services Studies, French, Performing Arts Unit One and Physical Education and Sport recorded a 100 per cent pass rate. 
 
Digital Media as well as Animation and Game Design had 98 per cent pass rates, while Physics had a 95 per cent pass rate and Chemistry had an 85 per cent pass rate. 
 
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Examinations Council made the decision to modify the exams.
 
Mrs Williams said based on the adjustments the results of 2019 cannot be compared with 2020.
 


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