CAPE results online today
Friday, August 9 2013
THE 2013 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results will be released online to the public this evening, Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh announced yesterday.
The Education Ministry will also receive the results of the 2013 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) on Saturday and these will be available online from Monday.
Addressing reporters, at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Gopeesingh said the CAPE results are showing “quantum leaps of the academic performance of students in the education sector,” on the heels of improved results in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination in May.
Explaining that CAPE consists of two units, Gopeesingh said the number of subject entries into Unit One increased by 13.4 percent from 23,415 in 2009 to 26,459 in 2013.
“There was an increase of students writing Unit One of 678 students,” he said.
Sixty-five percent of the students attained a grade one to three in CAPE 2013, Unit One, compared to 59.7 percent in 2009, he revealed. Gopeesingh added that 93 percent of the students in Unit One, obtained grades one to five this year. “This augurs well for the future,” he said.
Results were also good for students writing Unit Two, Gopeesingh said indicating there were 13,026 subject entries in this unit, representing an increase of 860 students compared to 2009. “It shows that more students are remaining in the system, moving from CSEC to CAPE examinations and that is an excellent movement,” he said.
“There was also an improved academic performance in Unit Two, 64.8 percent of the students got grades one to three in Unit Two as compared to in 2009, to 59.6 percent.”
Indicating that 92.3 percent of the students attained grades one to five in CAPE 2013 Unit Two, compared to 90.6 percent in 2009, Gopeesingh further noted, “In 2013, in 17 of the 24 subjects, 90 percent and above of the students attained grades one to five.”