18th August 2012, St. John’s Antigua- The lone secondary school in Barbuda, Sir McChesney George High, has secured a 66.3 per cent pass rate in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exams, but none of the 24 students who sat Mathematics passed. And, only 33 per cent were successful in English Language.
Statistics from the Ministry of Education show that the school’s overall performance dropped by 17.7 per cent from last year’s 84 per cent pass rate.
But while performance in the two core subjects were very dismal, the school had 100 per cent passes in Agricultural Science, Building Technology, Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM), Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Physical Education and Principles of Business.
The majority of the 24 students secured grade three passes (36.2 per cent) overall, followed by grade two passes which accounted for 27.6 per cent of the passes while 6.1 per cent of the passes were grade ones.
The student with the most passes is Dijon Browne, with 11 subjects. He got one grade one, five grade twos and five threes.
However, Arnelle Micheal and Jayra Navarro-Castro tied with the most grade ones, scoring seven each.
Michael also achieved three grade twos and Navarro-Castro also attained a grade two.
Principal of the institution, John Mussington deferred comment, citing that he is yet to see all the results.