The results of the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC) were announced on Wednesday 12th
December. For the second edition, the pass rate is of 75.19%, compared to 77.73% last year.
The 15,892 candidates who sat for the Primary School Achievement Certificate (PSAC) exams received their results on Wednesday. The Director of the Mauritius Examination Syndicate, (MES) Brenda Thanacoody Soborun, announced that the pass rate for the second edition of the examination, which has replaced the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) in the wake of the education reform, is of 75,19%. However, compared with last year, the results have gone down by 2.5%. Indeed, the pass rate for the first PSAC examination was of 77.73%.
This year again, the girls have outperformed boys with a pass rate of 81.17% against 69.30%. We also notice a decrease in the pass rate amongst boys this year while it was 82.58% last year. The girls have performed better in 2018, while the pass rate was only 73.01% in 2017. On the other hand, the pass rate in Rodrigues is of 74%, which represents an increase of 6% when we look at last year’s results.
The Mauritius Examination Syndicate is, however, positive and trusts that the pass rate will improve after the catch-up exams. 1,108 students will take part in the catch-up exams which will take place on 21st December. These students will have to attend a remedial program in their respective schools as from 13th to 20th December. The results will be proclaimed on 28th December.
23 schools obtain 100% pass rate
This year 23 primary institutions have obtained 100% pass rate among rural institutions namely Britannia Govt School, Camp Thorel Govt School, Petite Julie Govt School, Quinze Cantons Govt School. This includes many private institutions, among are Clavis International Primary School, Early Years New Era Primary School, Hampstead Junior School and some others.
English obtains highest grade
A little more than 80% of the candidates have passed in the core subjects. This year, English has obtained the highest grade as 7,229 candidates have obtained aggregate 1. The second subject with the highest grade after English is French with 6,981 candidates obtaining aggregate 1, then comes History and Geography, Science and finally Mathematics with only 3,512 students who obtained aggregate 1.
However, when it comes to the highest pass rate in the core subject, French has obtained the highest with 82.12% followed by Mathematics with 80.4% and English with 80.3%. History, Geography and Science scored a pass rate 76.5% and Kreol Morisien 77.9%. The pass rate for Oriental languages varies between 71% and 75%.
ZEP schools show good performance
This year, some ZEP schools have obtained a very satisfactory pass rate in the PSAC exam. Among the 14 candidates from Barkly Govt School, 11 have passed. The school obtained a pass rate of 78,57%. Other primary schools such as Ste Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus RCA of Rodrigues has obtained a pass rate of 80,56%.
Admission to Grade 7
Admission in Grade 7 will take place in all secondary schools on Wednesday 19th December from 9am to 3pm. Responsible parties who have obtained an Admission Letter for their ward for a Secondary School should call at the school for registration formalities on the above mentioned date and should bring along their national identity card, birth certificate of the pupil, PSAC 2018 result slip, admission letter, 2 passport size photographs for free transport. In case a responsible party does not call at the school for registration purposes on Wednesday 19th December, the seat will be allocated to another candidate.
Review of scripts
Responsible parties who are not satisfied with the assessment results for their ward may apply for a review of his/her scripts by filling the prescribed form available at the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate, National Examinations Section, Réduit. The application form together with a copy of the result slip of the candidate should be submitted within the following dates: Friday 14th, Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December from 9am to 3pm.
Admissions in Roman Catholic Colleges
Parents who wish to have their children admitted to Grade 7 in Roman Catholic Colleges for the new academic year starting January 2019 have to note that the admission exercise has already taken place on Thursday 13th December. The names of the selected students will then be posted in the respective colleges on the morning of December 18th. The exercise will be carried out according to the following times: for those whose names begin with the letters: A to L: from 9:00 to 11:00 and M to Z: from 11:30 to 13:30.
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