PRESS RELEASE - 24 Jan. 2017 - From the Office of the Principal Secretary for Education
IGCSE and DELF Examinations November 2016
The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is pleased to report, that in the school year 2016, the pass rate was 98% in both IGCSE and DELF examinations.
The S5 student population for 2016 was 1253 compared to 1173 for 2015.
S5 students' achievements
The total number of S5 students who sat the IGCSE exams in 2016 was 729 compared to 780 in 2015.
The percentage of students scoring grade C or higher in IGCSE subjects in 2016, remained at 37% as in 2015. First language English remains the subject where students performed better, with 89% of the students scoring grade C or better, an increase from 84% in 2015.
S4 students' achievements
In 2016, 78 S4 students were registered for the subject 'English as a second language' compared to 81 in 2015. As for DELF B1 there were 57 students registered in 2016 compared to 54 in 2015.
A 100% pass rate was recorded in both 'English as a Second Language' in 2016 compared to 96% in 2015. The pass rate for DELF remained at 100% similar to 2015.
91% of the S4 students scored grade C or better in 'English as a Second Language'. In 2015 88% of the S4 students scored in this grade range.
Whilst there has been an improvement in the pass rate, the greatest challenge for our Secondary Schools remains that of achieving the 50% of their student population scoring grade C or better in the subjects examined in line with the target of the Education Medium Term Strategic Plan 2013-2017.
This is a challenge that the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is determined to address. Success will only be possible with improved support from stake holders. A firm commitment from students and their parents is necessary, together with the collective effort of the school governance, teaching staff and other stake holders.
The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development congratulates the 2016 cohort of S5 and S4 students who have worked hard to achieve good results, and wishes them well in the next stage of their education, and future career path.
The Ministry also wishes to thank the School Councils, Head Teachers and their teaching staff, the students' parents and all other stakeholders for their hard work and counts on their continued support towards enriching the educational experiences of the students and improving their performance.