***Editor’s Note: Clifton Hunter High School officials have issued the following caveat in regard to the CXC results — “The full, complete, and official 2020 External Examination results have not been released by the Department of Education Services.”***
Clifton Hunter High School students have posted their ‘best ever’ results on standardised exams, Principal Richard Wildman said.
Clifton Hunter students achieved an 85% pass rate in English A and a 62% pass rate in Maths, according to a presentation from Wildman to more than 200 people attending a Clifton Hunter PTA meeting Thursday night.
The Maths score improved by 24 percentage points compared to last year’s results on the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate exam, administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council. Clifton Hunter’s Maths score is also significantly higher than the Caribbean average of 52%.
“We feel and we know that we are a world-class institution. When you look at our practices, when you look at our results — they are world-class results,” Wildman said. “When you compare us with any secondary institution in any part of the world, regardless of what you might read, regardless of what you might hear: Our results speak for themselves.”
The 85% pass rate in English A is also a significant improvement over last year’s score of 74%. Wildman, who has been principal of Clifton Hunter since September 2019, also noted the 91% pass rate in English B (Literature).
The unofficial numbers cited in Wildman’s presentation (which are ‘Level 2 passes’ or Grades 1-3 on CSEC) include:
|CSEC Subject||Level 2 Pass Rate|
|Food and Nutrition||85%|
|Human and Social Biology||77%|
|Principles of Business||84%|
Wildman said, “I’m really going to encourage you to support the school, support your child 150%. Nothing less. When you do that, results like that will be a thing of the past because they will be so much better.”