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Preliminary Results Of The May/June 2021 Caribbean Examinations Council  (C.X.C.) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (C.S.E.C.) Examinations  

PR – Preliminary results of the May/June 2021 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate  Examinations (CSEC) were received on Oct. 12, 2021, in Grenada, with students’ performance in  all of the Pure Sciences remaining above regional performance levels. 

A total of 2,606 candidates were registered to write CXC (CSEC) examinations, of which one  thousand, seven hundred (1,700) were females and nine hundred and six (906) were males.  Two thousand, four hundred and seventeen (2,417) were candidates attending school, while  one hundred and eighty-nine (189) were private candidates.  

There were 13,791 subject entries in thirty-two (32) subject areas. Twenty-four (24) secondary  schools and twenty-four (24) private centres participated in the examination. The largest entries  were in Mathematics (1,839), English A (1,746), Social Studies (796), Principles of Business  (770) and Information Technology (567). 

The lowest entries were in Industrial Technology – Mechanical (14), Theatre Arts (27),  Additional Mathematics (41), and Religious Education (49). 

Table 1: Number of Passes at Each Grade Level 

NUMBER AT EACH GRADE LEVEL 
II  III  IV  VI  UNGRADED  OR ABSENT
1,921  3,583  3,777  2,585  1064  15  572

Overall, there were 1,921 Grade ones, 3,583 Grade twos, 3,777 Grade threes, 2,585 Grade  fours, 1,064 Grade fives, 15 Grade sixes and 572 ungraded or absent

The percentage pass rate (Grades I to III) in the examination was 71.7%, a decline of 5.6% compared to 77.3% in 2020. In 2019 the pass rate was 74.54%. 

The subjects with the highest percentage pass were Theatre Arts (100%), Industrial Technology  Mechanical (100%), Physical Education and Sport (98.57%), Industrial Technology – Building (97.8%), Visual Arts (95.97%), Industrial Technology – Electrical (94.35%), Textiles, Clothing  & Fashion (92.96%), Information Technology (92.87%), Food, Nutrition and Health (92.11%), and Technical Drawing (91.99%). 

The subjects with the lowest percentage pass were Mathematics (34.98%), Religious  Education (43.75%), French (50.66%), English B (51.07%) and Spanish (53.13%). 

Performance in Mathematics declined by 8.58%, from 43.56% in 2020 to 34.98% in 2021. The  percentage pass was 38.59% in 2019. Performance in English A declined by 10.94% from  82.65% in 2020 to 71.71% in 2021. The percentage pass rate in 2019 was 78.28%. 

There were eight (8) schools recording percentage pass rates of 80% or more.  

Table 2: Comparison of Percentage Pass Rate in Mathematics and English A 

Subjects  2019  2020  2021
Grenada  Region  Grenada  Region  Grenada  Region
% Pass  % Pass  % Pass
Mathematics  38.59  46  43.56  52  34.98  40.57
English A  78.28  72  82.65  82  71.71  73.39

The performance of students in both English A and Mathematics are below the regional  performance levels.  

One student received acceptable grades (I to III) in seventeen (17) subjects, with 17 grade ones.  2

Two students obtained 16 grade ones, two students achieved 14 grade ones, one student obtained 13 grade ones, three students obtained 12 grade ones, four students attained 11 grade ones and  seven students attained 10 grade ones in the examination. 

Performances in two of the pure sciences increased marginally in 2021. Performance in  Chemistry and Biology increased by 5.89% and 5.29%, respectively. Physics decreased by  14.63%. Table 3 shows a comparison of the percentage pass rate in these areas for 2019, 2020 and 2021, against the region’s performance.  

Table 3: Comparison of Percentage Pass Rate in the Pure Sciences in 2018, 2019 and 2020 

Subject 2019  2020  2021
Grenada  Region  Grenada  Region  Grenada  Region
Entries  % Pass  Entries  % Pass  Entries  % Pass
Chemistry  241  68.62  68  285  64.65  62  305  70.54  61.68
Physics  232  78.32  68  299  84.01  75  272  69.38  66.38
Biology  314  85.49  73  337  83.54  79  372  88.83  74.07

Grenada’s performance continues to be better than the regional performance in all of the Pure Sciences.  

NB: The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and  Information has not yet received the preliminary slips for individual candidates from the  Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). Therefore, candidates will have to collect  individual slips in the next week or two, when they are received from the Council. Candidates  can continue to access their results electronically via the CXC Student Portal.  

Additionally, please note that these results are preliminary and that CXC reserves the right to  correct the information, which will be confirmed on the final certificate. 

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