NGSA 2022: Science and Social Studies scores jump, but Mathematics and English dip marginally


Pupils’ scores in Science and Social Studies following this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) increased significantly, but declines were recorded in the Mathematics and English subject areas.

This was announced by Director of Operations at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr. Nicole Manning. She made the disclosure while presenting an analysis of the results at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Georgetown, on Friday morning.

There was an increased pass rate for Social Studies with the pass rate moving from 56.3 per cent in 2021 to 58.9 per cent this year. Science moved significantly from 40.12 per cent to 46.45 per cent.

For English, however, the pupil’s performance dipped marginally from 65.71 per cent to 64.75 per cent. Mathematics declined from 36.5 per cent to 34.7 per cent.

For Mathematics and Science, Dr. Manning said other gains were recorded. There was an increase in the number of students getting full marks.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Priya Manickchand will announce the names of this year’s top students momentarily.

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