Just over 10 percent of students at this year’s CSEC exams got grade one level, 27 percent obtained grade 2, and 35 percent grade 3.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, this morning on StarFm, said through it all a shining light emits from the Girls High School.
Iana Ferguson from the Girls high school achieved 19 passes, 18 grade 1’s and 1 grade 2. Ferguson also received a grade 1 in Maths, and grade 2 in Additional Maths.
According to Prime Minister Gonsalves, the student is expected to head to the Community College where she is projected to pursue Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology, along with another subject once permitted.
Additionally, three students obtained 13 passes; four students earned 12 passes, and 31 with 11 subject passes.
Gonsalves said the schools which recorded percentage passes of 80 percent and above included the Girls High School with 95.5, St Joesph Convent 90.6, Boys Grammer School 87.6, Thomas Saunders 86, and St Martin with 82 percent passes.
He stated that there were ten other schools with credible pass rates of 60 -80 percent of their entries.
Those schools include; St Joesph Convent Marriaqua 79 percent, Bequia SDA 74 percent, Mountain View Adventist Acadamy 74 percent, Bishops college 73 percent, West St George Secondary 70 percent, Georgetown Secondary 66 percent, North Union Secondary 64 percent, Barrouallie Secondary 63 percent, Troumaca Ontario Secondary 62 percent, and Emanuel Mesopotamia with 61 percent.
Gonsalves said the school which had the highest or most significant improvement was the Georgetown Secondary which moved from 45.7 percent in 2016 to 66 percent in 2017, a 20 Percent rise.
By Ernesto Cooke