Dominique George Tops Common Entrance Examination

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.

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

 

20 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations to all the students..you’ll tried hard worked hard and succeeded regardless of placement. Much congratulations to the top achiever and his twin. Well done! Well deserved!

    My question is…the total assigned is 2173 and the total sat is 2183. I am concerned about what really happens to those 10 students who were not assigned? The education system should not play a blind eye to them. As far as I am concerned they are a vulnerable set and should be given immediate attention.

    Ministry of Education?

  2. Hmmmm,,,,,, the 1st , 2nd and 3rd students are too low class to be posted in here as well. This s what you call racism

  3. i always say when you work hard trying your best and persons criticise you, they only see your success in a matter of time…cmo your job has been difficult so far…..you are away from your kids to see the nation’s well being….choices you make are not easy…i wish not to be in your position….a doctor’s job is never an easy one…

    yet still soutiwez some st lucians dnt follow protocols but lambase you day and night….

    CMO FANSTASTIC JOB WELL DONE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR WONDERFUL CHILDREN…

    keep up your good work cmo and God’s blessings to you and those kids…..truly blessed….

  4. The prejudice in this article is beyond clear. They publish the pictures of only the 1st and 4th placed students who happen to be the children of the CMO. What a coincidence. Congratulations to all the successful students! Common entrance exam comes with so much pressure. How are the students who placed 2nd and 3rd supposed to feel.

  5. Some of you are quick to criticize everything. The article headline reads “Dominique George Tops Common Entrance Examination”. Not about the top five students. Since his sister is pictured in another photo with him and also wrote the exam it’s obvious that she would have been mentioned in the article as well .
    Geez people stop making an issue out of everything.

    • I wouldn’t have commented seeing how myopic my fellow Lucians could be. But I finally saw something that makes sense. Thanks for enlightening our one track mind St Lucians and helping to rearrange their ignorance.
      Congratulations young man and all the other successful students. I knew that our students would have performed better than last year and over the last few years.

  6. If people read the whole article they would see the top 10 children were mentioned in the table the school where they are from and their score.

  7. You are entitled to your opinion and they are also entitled to theirs. The names of the other students were mentioned but no picture. Only picture is of the CMO’s children. There is nothing wrong with people pointing that out. If that’s how they feel then that’s how they feel. You do not have to agree and we do not have to share the same view point. Toofay!

  8. When I saw the picture of young Dominique I got a shock – he looks so much like my
    grandson Miguel. Miguel ofcourse is older, at 6′-3″ still retains his baby face, studying
    management; and as they say, the apple don’t fall too far from the Tree, that’s why they
    all say to me, ‘boy you still look good after all these years’ – my advise to all, stay positive
    as much as you can: Pray 1st thing in the morning, & last at night: JESUS + HOLY SPIRIT

  9. It looked like rigged common entrance results to me. little lucia who looks like a big countryside have endless status and class papyshow. how convenient the results have been! under corona trust nothing.

    • Lapo…dat sound like a jealous tendancy…mrs.Belmar looks very well discipline and super intelligent,it’s not far fetch that she can produce such brilliant kids and not too mention good looking…stick your nose in the sky Belmama…well deserved!

      • I wonder if the kid had look like Shaka Zulu and reside in Bruceville or Machland from a single mother household would your comment be the same ?? Would their be songs of praises ?? Would his picture be up here ?? Your guess is as good as mine HELL NO. Not taking anything away from the young Lad and his accomplishment I have my own view on common entrance, but I have been reading all the comments from yesterday and I just have to shake my head on how far gone we are as a people in this country as it pertains to race and class. This article remind me of that young lady who gave birth to triplets at OKU and the racist comments that were cast against her for just been Black and giving birth, the blatant stigmatization at a time which should have been the most joyful in her life. As the world begins to open up about race and it’s negative connotations and perceptions about Black People, St Lucia & St Lucians have not even begin to cross that threshold of the way they stigma black skin.

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