The Education Ministry is reporting that there were improvements recorded for most subjects sat in this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) tests.
The announcement was made by Minister with Responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda at a press conference, this morning (August 14).
He said students performed better than they did last year with a 1.5% increase in overall passes.
Some 52,732 CAPE exams were sat with an average pass rate of 91.6%.
There were increased passes in 18 CAPE subjects including Caribbean Studies, Integrated Mathematics, and Law.
Financial Services Studies and Logistic and Supply Chain Operations Unit 2 had the highest percentage increases.
Agricultural Science Unit 2 and Pure Mathematics also recorded increases.
Meantime, for CSEC, 32,617 candidates sat the exams and 29,139 obtained grades 1-3.
Of the 34 subjects sat, 23 showed improved pass rates over 2018.
Improvements were recorded in subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Music and Information Technology.
Integrated Science recorded the highest percentage increase of 22.7% points.
However, there were declines in English Literature, Human and Social Biology and French.