The performance of students writing the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) since 2009 has been constantly improving.
Minister of Education, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh gave an outline of the improvement since 2009 at the weekly post-Cabinet news conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Clair earlier today.
Gopeesingh also announced that the 2013 CAPE results will be available online from tomorrow evening, while the results of the 2013 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) will be available on line from Monday.
The Minister said there were 26,549 subject entries in 24 subject areas for the Unit 1 component of the 2013 CAPE.
“In Cape 2013 Unit 1 there was an increase in students writing, with 678 students more writing this unit. The subject entries have increased by 13.4 percent from 2009,” Gopeesingh said.
He said 65 percents of the passes were grades one to three in Unit 1 as compared with 59.7 percent in 2009. Meanwhile, 93 percent received passes from grades one to five in 2013 compared with 91.8 percent in 2009.
In the Unit 2 component of CAPE, there were 13,067 entries, writing the 24 subject areas. Gopeesingh said 64.8 percent of the students received grades one to three as compared to 59.6 percent in 2009. The Minister said there 92.3 percent of students received grades one to five as compared to 90.6 percent in 2009.
“There was mass improvement in all areas, which augers really well,” Gopeesingh said.