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MOE Pleased With Some Exam Results

In the wake of examination  results,  the Ministry of Education  says  there  have been increases in several subjects inclusive  of  BJC Mathematics which could have  a direct influence on the number of students meeting the requirements  for the award of the Bahamas High  School Diploma

Of the 6,720 students sitting the Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education examination (BGCSE), 1,552 achieved at least a C in Math, English and a Science. 

This represents a 17.04% increase compared to how the numbers stacked up last year.

Further, 2018 saw 25,045 BGCSE exam grades awarded, however this was a decrease of 0.38% compared to 2017 which pulled in a total of 25,140 grades.

A closer look indicates that 490 candidates received at least a grade “C” or better in Mathematics, English language and a Science, a decrease of 5.95% over last year’s numbers.

The total percentage of “A” grades this year is 8.9 per cent translating into 2,228 candidates, “B’s” accounted for 12 per cent, which represents 3,017 candidates.

A total of 27.2 per cent or 6,811 of the candidates scored “C’s”, and 22 per cent scored a “D”. 

Roughly 15 per cent got an “E,” 8.4 percent, an “F,” 4.7 per cent a “G,” and 2.4 per cent, a “U”. 

According to the report, a “U” grade indicates a candidate has failed to show positive achievement in a subject.

The total number of subjects offered this year was 27, and the highest percentage of grades awarded then continues to be at a ’C’.

Like the BGCSE, the Bahamas Junior Certificate BJC is designed so that at least 80 per cent of the candidates achieve grades A – G. 

According to the report, this year a total of 1,600 candidates received a grade of C or higher in five or more subjects. 

This indicates an increase of 7.82% over 2017 which saw a total of 1,484 candidates.

A whopping 9.41% of students received an “A”, 26.49% got a “B”, and 48.90 received a “C”. 

Roughly sixty-seven per cent of students sitting the exam this year received a “D”, 79.83% got an “E”, 88.54% got an “F”, and 94.33% got a “G”. 

The letter G indicates that the students has limited basic knowledge about the tasks required and only at the recall or recognition level – with no comprehension and no problem-solving skills evident.

The ministry yesterday revealed that candidates have more than met this goal with almost 80% achieving grades A – E, which they said is one of the more desired outcomes.

This year marks the 26th sitting of the BGCSE exams.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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