Mathematics takes the blame for what appeared to be a less than stellar year for exam results. Government has released the test scores for years 11 and 12.
This is for the school year ending in June this year. There are the results close to 40% obtained somewhere between an ‘A’ and a ‘C’ for five or more level 2 subjects in Year 11.
For seven and more subjects, it sits at under 30%.
As for Year 12 students, 45% obtained a passing grade in five or more subjects, 35% for seven and more subjects. Those subjects include english and mathematics. “The report speaks about this year being a really tough year regionally for mathematics. It could have been a factor of the type of exam, sometimes when you switch exams it can cause a shock through the system. Certainly, we know the area of literacy and numeracy is focus areas that we will try to address specially at key stage 1 and key stage 2 which is at the primary school level, where we need to make sure those fundamentals are in place,” said Education Minister Hon. Tara Rivers.T
The Education Minister made her comments on Thursday night’s The Panel.