The preliminary results of the Montserrat Secondary School (MSS) May/June CSEC examinations have revealed a 5.6% decline in the school’s pass rate.A press release from the MSS states that the school obtained a pass rate of 74.4%, down from the 80% obtained in 2011.
Fifty four (54) students wrote a total of three hundred and sixty (360) subject entries in this year’s 2012 CSEC Examinations at General and Technical Proficiency Levels. Based on the provisional results grades one to three passes were obtained in two hundred and sixty eight (268) subject entries.
The release further states that 100% passes were recorded in sixteen (16) of the 24 subject proficiencies taken at the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).
They are, Biology, Caribbean History, Chemistry, Electronic Document Preparation and Management, Electricity/Electronics, Food and Nutrition, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounts, Technical Drawing, Agriculture, Building[Woods], Building Construction, English B, Physics and Integrated Science.
The 100% pass rate for Physics is a significant increase from last year’s pass rate of 33%, which the School says is the best performance for Physics recorded for over 12 years.
Pass rates ranging from 80% to 97% were recorded in Geography, Information Technology and Social Studies.
The release indicates that Spanish recorded a 70% pass rate, while Office Administration recorded a 67% pass rate and a 50% pass rate was recorded for English A.
The lowest pass rate of the subject entries was recorded in Math with a total of 37.7%.
The school says it wishes to highlight the performance of students in Physics and Agriculture, as the students were originally being prepared for Cambridge exams in both areas and had to change to CXC CSEC during the final year, as a result of a policy decision by the Cambridge Examination Board.
The school extends congratulations to the students who were successful, the teachers for their hard work and dedication and the parents for their support.