QC students lead CAPE results

Queen’s College students led the successful results at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

The Education Ministry, however, did announce that the overall pass rate this year is 85.07%, which is a slight decrease from 2013 where a pass rate of 86.6% was attained.

Cecil Cox and Deowattie Narine, both of Queen’s College, secured Grade One passes in seven units at the examinations.

Cox achieved Grade Ones in Unit 1 Applied Mathematics, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry,

Deowattie Narine
Deowattie Narine
Cecil Cox
Cecil Cox

Computer Science, Pure Mathematics, Physics and Digital Media.

Narine obtained two Grade Ones in Unit 1 Communication studies and Environmental Science and Five Grade Ones in Unit 2 Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pure Mathematics and Physics.

Andy Sattan, also of Queen’s College, secured Five Grade Ones for Unit 2 Environmental Science, Applied Mathematics, Geography, Physics and Pure Mathematics. He also attained a Grade One for Unit 1 Environmental Science and a Grade Two for Unit 1 Caribbean Studies.

Prashant Shivdas, also of Queen’s College, attained five Grade Ones in Unit 2 Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pure Mathematics and Physics. He received a Grade One for Unit 1 Environmental Science and a Grade Two for Unit 1 Caribbean Studies.

Kaleshwar Singh, another Queen’s College student, obtained five Grade Ones in Unit 2 subjects and a Grade One and Grade Two for Unit 1 subjects, while his schoolmate Benedict Sukra achieved the same grades in both units.

Akeila Wiltshire, another Queen’s College student, secured five Grade Ones and a Grade Two for Unit 1. Her schoolmate, Sasha Woodroffe, also attained five Grade Ones for Unit 1 subjects.

Two students from St. Rose’s High School were also among the top performers. Chaitram Mohamed obtained six Grade Ones in both Unit 1 and Unit 2 subjects and two Grade

Benedict Sukra
Benedict Sukra
Kaleshwar Singh
Kaleshwar Singh

Twos at both levels, while Karran Singh achieved five Grade Ones at Unit 1 and Unit 2 and five Grade Twos at both levels.

Additionally there are nine students from Queen’s College, three from the Bishops’ High, three from St Rose’s High, one from President’s College and one from Adult Education Association – Georgetown who obtained Grade One passes in three units.

The Education Ministry said 798 candidates from nine secondary schools and three private centres wrote CAPE in Guyana this year.

It reported that candidates obtained a 100% pass rate, with Grades One to Five passes, in 12 units: Art & Design Unit 1; Electrical and Electronic Technology Unit 1; Environmental Science Unit 1; Food and Nutrition Unit 1; Geography Unit 1; Spanish Unit 1; Digital Media Unit 1; Food & Nutrition Unit 2; Geography Unit 2; Information Technology Unit 2; Literatures in English Unit 2; and Spanish Unit 2.

Candidates also achieved 75% or higher, with Grade One to Five passes, in 25 units: Accounting Unit 1 and Unit 2; Applied Mathematics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Biology Unit 1 and Unit 2; Caribbean Studies Unit 1; Chemistry Unit 2; Communication Studies Unit 1; Computer Science Unit 1 and Unit 2; Economics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Environmental Science Unit 2; Information Technology Unit 1; Law Unit 1 and Unit 2; Literatures in English Unit 1; Management of Business Unit 1 and Unit 2; Physics Unit 1 and Unit 2; Pure Mathematics Unit 2; Sociology Unit 1 and Unit 2.

In addition, candidates obtained a pass rate of 50% or higher but below 75%, with Grade One to Five passes in four units: Chemistry Unit 1; History Unit 1; History Unit 2; and Pure Mathematics Unit 1.

No unit recorded a pass rate that was below 50%, the ministry noted.

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