CAPE and CSEC top performers to be announced tomorrow


While candidates will today be able to access their CSEC results online, the Ministry of Education will be announcing the results of the 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results on Wednesday from 10:00 hrs at the National Centre for Education Resource Development.


The 2016 CSEC results were officially released on Friday in Anguilla.


Giving an analysis of the results across the region, Glenroy Cumberbatch from Barbados who is a Registrar at CXC disclosed that the region had an overall pass rate with grades one to three of 64%.


He noted that there was a drop in the performance in Mathematics when compared to 2015.


Overall performance in Mathematics saw a 13% decrease. Candidates recorded a 44% pass rate in Maths this year as opposed to 57% in 2015.


On the other hand, English Language saw an improvement from 60% in 2015 to 67% in 2016.


The Registrar highlighted that there has been a general decline in the Science subjects over the past two years; something that is a concern for the regional body, given the importance of Science in the modern society.


Also seeing a decline was Information Technology which moved from 88% in 2015 to 78% in 2016.


Speaking about the performance in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), the region attained a success rate of 90%.


While there has been an overall decline in the performance in Accounting Unit 01, there has been an improvement in Agriculture Science results. Mathematics remained fairly constant according to Cumberbatch.


Two compulsory subjects, Caribbean Studies and Communications Studies both dropped by one percent.


Caribbean Studies moved from 96% overall pass rate in 2015 to 97% in 2016 while Communication Studies moved from 98% in 2015 to 97% in 2016.


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