CXC® Awards Regional Top Performers in 2021 CAPE® Examinations
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Outstanding students from the July/August 2021 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) cohort will be recognised this February in the upcoming annual CXC® Top Awards Ceremony.
Samuel Haynes continued a long Queen’s College tradition by securing the annual Dennis Irvine Award, for the top overall student at the CAPE® level. The student from Guyana achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Unit 2, Communication Studies, Entrepreneurship Unit 1, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, Integrated Mathematics, Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Spanish Unit 1 and Tourism Unit 1. He also achieved Grade II in Chemistry Unit 1.
Four of the six remaining CAPE® top awards were won by students from Trinidad and Tobago. The award for Most Outstanding Performance in Mathematics, which is sponsored by RM Education, was won by Joel Phillips of Hillview College. He achieved Grade I in all of his subjects – Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Zoë Gonsalves of St Joseph’s Convent – Port of Spain, in Trinidad and Tobago, won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Environmental Science. She achieved Grade I in all subjects including Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Geography Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) award for Most Outstanding Performance in Business Studies was copped by Nikeesha Nancoo of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College in Trinidad and Tobago. She achieved Grade I in a variety of business subjects, inclusive of Accounting Units 1 and 2, Economics Units 1 and 2 and Management of Business Units 1 and 2. She also achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Jesse Rampersad of Naparima Girls’ High School in Trinidad and Tobago won the award for Most Outstanding Performance in Natural Sciences, achieving Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies.
Jade Simmonds, of Campion College in Jamaica, secured the top award in the field of Humanities and she will receive the Hodder Education-sponsored award for Most Outstanding Performance. Jade achieved Grade I in Law Units 1 and 2, Sociology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies and Economics Unit 2. She also achieved Grade III in Economics Unit 1. Anatassia Hastings of St Elizabeth Technical High School in Jamaica is the winner of the inaugural CAPE® Financial Services Studies award, sponsored by the Caribbean Association of Banks. She achieved Grade II in Financial Services Studies Unit 1 and Grade III in Financial Services Studies Unit 2. She also achieved Grade II in Accounting Unit 1, Management of Business Units 1 and 2, Grade III in Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies and Grade IV in Pure Mathematics Unit 1.
These outstanding students will receive their awards during a virtual Regional Top Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Virgin Islands (British), on Thursday, 10 February 2022. Queen’s College of Guyana will receive the awards for both CSEC® and CAPE® School of the Year 2021.
The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) was established in 1972 under Agreement by the Participating Governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CXC® assures the global human resource competitiveness of the Caribbean through the provision of syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests; services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations’ administration, in the most cost-effective way.
CXC® comprises 16 Participating Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.
The first examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) were offered in 1979 in five subjects. Subsequent to CSEC®, CXC® has introduced a comprehensive suite of qualifications to meet the needs of the region: Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment™ (CPEA™), Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®), *Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) and the CXC® Associate Degree (CXC®-AD).
The organisation also collaborates with countries in the Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, as well as Suriname.
Additional information about the Caribbean Examinations Council® can be found at www.cxc.org
*Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) is the trademark of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities. CXC® is one of the National Training Agencies in the Caribbean which awards CVQs.