BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The dedicated efforts of students across the region have produced a diverse list of Regional Top Awardees who have been recognised for their outstanding performances in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE®) 2019 May-June sitting. The announcement was made at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at CXC Headquarters in Barbados.
This year, Michael Bhopaul from Queen’s College in Guyana, secured the annual Dennis Irvine Award, for the top overall student at the CAPE level. Michael achieved Grade I in all 16 units which he wrote this year. These subjects included: Applied Mathematics Unit 1 and 2, Biology Unit 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Unit 1 and 2, Communication Studies, French Unit 1 and 2, Integrated Mathematics, Physics Unit 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Unit 1 and 2 and Spanish Unit 1. This is the third time a Queen’s College student has taken the award. Just last year, Aadilah Ali achieved Grade 1 in 14 CAPE units and Grade II in one other.
In addition to copping the top overall award, Michael will also receive the RM Results-sponsored award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Mathematics and the top award for Natural Sciences.
Kameika Robinson of The Queen’s High School, Jamaica, excelled in the field of Humanities and will receive the Most Outstanding Candidate Award, sponsored by Hodder Education. Kameika achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, History Unit 1 and 2, Law Unit 1 and 2, and Sociology Unit 1 and 2.
Students from Trinidad rounded out the top awards with achievements for Business Studies and Language Studies. Teddy-ann Quamina of Arima Central Secondary School will receive the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Business Studies award for achieving Grade I in a variety of business subjects, inclusive of Accounting Unit 1 and 2, Economics Unit 1 and 2, Entrepreneurship Unit 1 and 2 and Management of Business Unit 1 and 2. She also achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Rayne Affonso of the St Augustine Girls’ High School earned herself the Most Outstanding Candidate award for Language Studies with a mastery of modern languages. She achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, French Unit 1 and 2, Literatures in English Unit 1 and 2 and Spanish Unit 1 and 2.
Outstanding students will be invited to Grenada, where they will receive their awards during the Regional Top Awards Ceremony on 5 December 2019. Queen’s College, Guyana will receive the award for CAPE School of the Year 2019.