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Kajé Jack Anjú Dowers Akayla Crichton

SVG’s top CXC CSEC performers. From left: Kajé Jack, Anjú Dowers, Akayla Crichton. (Photos: Rochelle Baptiste/Facebook)

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A St. Vincent Grammar School student is the nation’s top performer in August 2021 Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC).

Kajé Jack sat 14 subjects and obtained 14 grade ones.

Anjú Dowers, of Mountain View Academy, sat 16 subjects and obtained

13 grade ones, 2 grade twos and 1 grade three.

Akayla Crichton, of Girls’ High School, sat 14 subjects and obtained 11 grade ones and 3 grade twos.

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The Ministry of Education said that 2469 candidates, made up of 815 were private candidates and 1654 were school candidates, were registered to write the examination,

There were 1,590 school candidates sitting 11,126 subject entries in 31 subject areas, from 26 secondary schools.

Approximately 83.48% of the subject entries were awarded Grades I – III  — compared to 81.86% in 2020 and 77.33% in 2019.

This year, 28.05% of the passes were at Grade I level, 39.13% at Grade II and 32.83% at Grade III.

Eleven schools recorded percentage pass rates of 80% or more. They are:

  • Girls’ High School — 98.54%
  • Bequia Seventh Day Adventist School — 94.36%
  • St. Martin’s Secondary School — 94.07%
  • St. Joseph’s Convent (Kingstown) — 93.90%
  • Thomas Saunders Secondary School — 90.49%
  • St. Vincent Grammar School — 89.54%
  • Bishop’s College Kingstown — 89.44%
  • St. Joseph’s Convent (Marriaqua) — 87.50%
  • North Union Secondary School — 86.70%
  • Mountain View Academy — 85.17%
  • St. Clair Dacon Secondary School — 83.34%

Thirteen schools obtained creditable pass rates between 60 % and 80%.

They are:

  • Buccament Bay Secondary — 78.98%
  • Emmanuel High, Mesopotamia — 78.27%
  • West St. George Secondary — 77.52%
  • Georgetown Secondary — 77.47%
  • Central Leeward Secondary — 77.24%
  • Sandy Bay Secondary — 76.71%
  • Intermediate High — 75.94%
  • Dr. J.P. Eustace Memorial — 75.64%
  • Adelphi Secondary — 73.27%
  • Troumaca Secondary School — 72.24%
  • Bethel High School — 70.84%
  • Bequia Community High — 68.49%
  • Union Island Secondary — 67.50%

The St. Clair Dacon Secondary School (SCDSS) and the Union Island Secondary School (UISS) show vast improvement in their performance at the 2021 CSEC examinations.

In 2020, the SCDSS recorded a pass rate of 65.99% and the UISS recorded a pass rate of 48.51%. In 2021, SCDSS pass rate increased to 83.33% and the UISS pass rate rose to 67.50%. These figures represent an increase of 17.35% and 18.99%, respectively.

“The Ministry of Education congratulates all students and extends gratitude to the

principals, teachers and staff at all schools for their support of the students. We are cognisant of the fact that outcomes in education are measured, not only in quantitative terms, but also in qualitative terms; therefore, the value added to the lives of all of the students, the top performers as well as those whose performance can be improved, is greatly appreciated,” Permanent Secretary Myccle Burke said in a press statement.

“All Principals continue to work diligently in conjunction with the Ministry of Education in support of their schools’ effectiveness and the students’ success.”

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