Dominique George Tops Common Entrance Examination

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Dominique George came out tops at this year’s Common Entrance Examination with his twin sister, Ava, placing fourth.

Both are children of Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Sharon Belmar-George and her husband, Christian.

Twin siblings Dominique and Ava George. Ava placed fourth.

The students attended Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary School.

Jeanic M Polius  of the Carmen Renee Memorial School  placed second, while Tricetahn U Francis of Camille Henry Memorial came third.

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Jeremiah A. Sonson of Piaye Combined came in fifth, while Faith G Francois of Plain View Combined was in 6th place.

The Ministry of Education published the following synopsis of the results of the exam:

The results of two thousand one hundred and eighty three (2183) candidates were processed for the 2020 Common Entrance Examination. 

Of these, one thousand and fifty–two (1052) were male and one thousand one hundred and thirty–one (1131) were female.  Fifty–two (52) candidates were provided with accommodations including large print, reader, scribe, reader-scribe and attendant.  Fifteen (15) candidates were absent.

The Common Entrance Examination this year comprised only of the Multiple Choice components.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Ministry of Education take a bold decision to eliminate the subjective components of the examination.  By doing so, the amount of time candidates spent in the examination room was decrease.

 For this year’s examination, the composite scores ranged from 17.22% to 98.22%.  The national mean was 64.26% representing an increase of 4.17% when compared to the 2019 national mean of 60.09%. One thousand one hundred and ninety– two (1192) or 55% of the candidates scored at or above the national mean, while nine hundred and ninety–one (991) or 45% scored below the mean.  Two thousand one hundred and seventy-three (2173) candidates were assigned to twenty one secondary schools.  

Table 1 reveals the range of scores of candidates assigned to each secondary school. 

TABLE 1

2020 Common Entrance Examination Results

RANGE OF SCORES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Secondary School School

Code

Range of Scores
Minimum (Cut-off) Maximum
Castries Comprehensive A 73.44 91.11
Choiseul Secondary B 24.44 89.56
Corinth Secondary C 63.67 77.67
Clendon Mason Memorial D 23.00 71.11
Entrepot Secondary E 70.44 77.44
Micoud Secondary F 50.67 74.67
Soufriere Comprehensive G 40,44 91.11
St. Joseph’s Convent H 84.78 96.78
St. Mary’s College I 79.78 98.22
Bocage Secondary J 17.22 69.44
Beanefield Comprehensive K 63.22 84.33
Leon Hess Comprehensive L 78.11 90.33
Patricia D. James Secondary M 22.33 69.89
Sir Ira Simmons Sec. O 56.89 73.11
Piaye Secondary P 18.67 53.33
Anse Ger Secondary Q 20.33 59.56
Babonneau Secondary R 38.44 70.11
Ciceron Secondary S 38.44 72.56
Grande Riviere Secondary T 19.33 71.89
Stanley Jon Odlum Sec. V 22.78 69.11
Vieux Fort Comprehensive  Y 72.33 95.56

PERFORMANCE BY GENDER

Both males and females attained over 50% mean performances in all the three areas namely English Language, Mathematics and General Paper.  

TABLE 2

2020 Common Entrance Examination Results

PERFORMANCE BY GENDER 
Male Female Total
Number Sat 1052 1131 2183
Number Scoring at & Above the National Mean 504 688 1192
Number Assigned 1046 1127 2173
English Language National Mean 61.77 70.26 66.17
Standard Deviation 20.59 17.55 19.53
Mathematics National Mean 61.49 66.09 63.87
Standard Deviation 21.37 19.70 20.65
General Paper National Mean 60.40 64.93 62.75
Standard Deviation 16.73 14.33 15.69

SUBJECT PERFORMANCE

The national mean performance in each subject area is shown in Table 3.  When compared to the three previous years 2017 to 2019, there was an increase in performance in all the three components tested.  English Language recorded the highest performance of 66.17%.

TABLE 3

2020 Common Entrance Examination Results

NATIONAL MEAN PERFORMANCES (%) IN SUBJECT AREAS FOR 2017 – 2020  

 

SUBJECT AREA
2020
2019
2018
2017
English Language
66.17
60.81
61.46
60.59
Mathematics
63.87
55.01
56.57
56.33
General Paper
62.75
64.45
62.24
64.93

The descriptive statistics for each subject topic are provided in Table 4.  In General Paper, Mathematics and English Language all components recorded means of over 50% except for English Language – Spelling.

Overall, the highest mean of 73.90% was recorded in English Language-Word Usage whilst the lowest mean of 49.10% was recorded in English Language- Spelling.

TABLE 4

2020 Common Entrance Examination Results

PERFORMANCE OF CANDIDATES IN EACH SUBJECT TOPIC

Subject Topic Maximum

Raw Score

Mean Standard Deviation
Social Studies 15 8.93 2.70
Science and Technology 15 9.41 2.74
Health & Family Life 10 7.23 2.09
Study Skills 10 5.80 1.91
General Paper (Comp) 100 62.75 15.69
Number Concepts & Whole Number 10 7.20 2.20
Rational Numbers 15 9.11 3.63
Measurement & Geometry 15 9.07 3.39
Money & Graphs 10 6.56 2.42
Mathematics (Comp) 100 63.87 20.65
Spelling 10 4.91 2.35
Word Usage 10 7.39 2.00
Punctuation 10 6.93 2.26
Vocabulary 10 6.44 2.70
Reading 1 10 7.09 2.49
Reading 2 10 6.95 2.61
English Language (Comp) 100 66.17 19.53

TOP PERFORMERS

The top performers for the 2020 Common Entrance Examination are disclosed in Table 5.  These eleven (11) candidates who attained scores of 95.00% and above came from eight (8) primary schools on the island.  This group consists of seven (7) females and four (4) males with the top score of 98.22%.  

TABLE 5

2020 Common Entrance Examination Results

TOP PERFORMERS

R ANK    NAME

SEX

PRIMARY SCHOOL

SCORE %

ASSIGNMENT
1 Dominique C George      M Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary  98.22 St Mary’s College
2 Jeanic M Polius     Carmen Rene Memorial 96.78 St Joseph’s Convent
3 Tricetahn U Francis M Camille Henry Memorial 96.22 St Mary’s College
4 Ava M George     F Dame Pearlette Louisy Primary 96.11 St Joseph’s Convent 
5 Jermiah A Sonson    M Piaye Combined  95.56 Vieux Fort Comprehensive 
6 Faith G Francois      F Plain View Combined 95.44 St Joseph’s Convent
7 Maeghan S Forrester       F Carmen Rene Memorial 95.11 St. Joseph’s Convent
7 Olivia L Harding F The Montessori Centre 95.11 St Joseph’s Convent 
7 Ethan O Regis        M Camille Henry Memorial 95.11 St Mary’s College
10 Rihanne L Amsterdam       F Emmanuel SDA Combined 95.00 St Joseph’s Convent 
10 Alexandra P Bristol      F Tapion Private 95.00 St Joseph’s Convent

DISTRICTS’ PERFORMANCE

The performance of candidates at the district level is presented in Table 6.  Their means ranged from 58.51% to 68.85%.  Districts one, two, six and seven attained a mean greater than the national mean of 64.26%.

TABLE 6

2020 Common Entrance Examination Results

PERFORMANCE OF DISTRICTS

Districts No. Sat No. at or Above the National Mean Mean

Performance

(%)

Standard Deviation
District 1 360 225 67.62 16.68
District 2 437 282 68.85 16.33
District 3 305 156 62.67 17.32
District 4 217 100 60.44 16.53
District 5 290 119 58.51 18.08
District 6 303 168 64.42 18.23
District 7 141 77 64.36 16.54
District 8 130 65 62.04 18.19

 

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