MSS Releases Prelim CSEC Results

The Montserrat Secondary School has received the preliminary results for students who wrote the CSEC Examinations in May/June 2017.

Seventy-six (76) students entered to write CXC exams this year.  The students wrote a total of four hundred and sixty-eight (468) subject entries in the 2017 CSEC Examinations at General and Technical Proficiency Levels.  Based on the provisional results Grades I – III passes were obtained in three hundred and fifty-five (355) of them yielding a pass rate of 75.8% down from the 79.8% obtained in 2016.

Of the 23 subject proficiencies taken at CXC CSEC examinations,

  1. 100% passes were recorded in eight of them namely: Principles of Business, Agriculture Single Award (SA), Food and Nutrition, Building Technology (Woods), Information Technology, Technical Drawing, Electricity and Physical Education (PE).

(2) Pass rates ranging from 90% to 97% were recorded for Biology, Office Administration, Principles of Accounts and Electronic Document Management and Preparation (EDPM).

(3) Pass rates ranging from 80% to 86% were recorded for History, French, Geography and Physics.

(4)  Social Studies and Visual Arts returned pass rates of 43.9% and 40% respectively.

A pass rate of 66.2% was recorded for English A, down from 76% in 2016.  Math recorded a 56.9% pass rate up from 53% obtained in the 2016 exams.

Notable student performances in the examinations are set out below:

Passes in eight subject areas were obtained by:

Thiren Allen –   3 Grade – 1s 2 Grade 2s - 3 Grade 3s

Enver Browne  – 4 Grade 1s - 2 Grade 2s - 2 Grade 3s

Doran Cassell – 4 Grade 1s – 3 Grade 2s – 1 Grade 3

Jadon Daniel  – 3 Grade 1s – 5 Grade 2s

Veron Duberry – 2 Grade 1s – 3 Grade 2s - 3 Grade 3s

Christal Edgecombe –   4 Grade 1s - 3 Grade 2s – 1 Grade 3

Stévikha Foster – 4 Grade 1s - 4 Grade 2s

Mikala Gittens –   2 Grade 1s - 3 Grade 2s - 3 Grade 3s

Nia Golden 3 Grade 1s - 5 Grade 3s

Geneve Meade- 1 Grade 1 – 3 Grade 2s - 4 Grade 3s

Lanicia Robertson – 4 Grade 1s - 1 Grade 2 - 3 Grade 3s

Jayesh Sadwahni- 7 Grade1s - 1 Grade 2

Jameina St. Hill 2 Grade 1s - 1 Grade 2 - 5 Grade 3s

Alene Weekes 3 Grade 1s - 3 Grade 2s - 2 Grade 3s

Kadesa Cabey, Twila Fenton, Mackeda Madden, Joel Mendes, Kenecia Powel, Akeem Richards, Chenece Semper, Joyann Tuitt and Kenneth Walcott, each recorded passes in seven subject areas.

Twelve students recorded passes in 6 subject areas, while seven students passed 5 subjects.

Forty-two of the 65 students (64.6%) who wrote 5 or more subjects, obtained passes in at least 5 subject areas, with 46.1% of them gaining passes in 5 or more subjects including English and Math.  80% of this group of students gained passes in at least 4 subject areas.

Boys performed exceptionally well in the technical areas of Industrial Technology Building and Electrical, Technical Drawing and Visual Arts as well as in PE and Sport, gaining 100% passes in these areas. In the other areas, the performance of the girls was better than that of the boys. The narrowest performance gap was observed in the Math and English, with a 2.9 and 2.8 percentage difference in performance.

A key indicator for education is the percentage of students in the year five cohort who obtain 5 or more CSEC passes including English and Math.  This year 38% of the year five cohort obtained 5+ CSEC passes including Math and English.  This performance exceeds the 35% internal target which was set for the school.

The school extends congratulations to the students who were successful, to their parents for their support and to the teachers for their hard work and dedication.  The school also extends sincerest gratitude to the members of the community who assisted by tutoring our students in the absence of their substantive teachers.

For those who were not as successful as they would have liked, the school encourages them to pursue further studies.