Monday 20 November, 2017

T&T student tops region in CAPE

Joel Kissoon, top CAPE winner in the region

Joel Kissoon, top CAPE winner in the region

Trinidad and Tobago has taken the top prize for the 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Joel Kissoon, a student of Presentation College, San Fernando, won the Dennis Irvine Award for topping the region in the exam.

Kissoon wrote 16 CAPE subjects and scored Grade I in 14 Units and Grade II in two Units.

He achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Unit 1, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communications Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, French Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Spanish Unit; and Grade II in Applied Mathematics Units 2 and Spanish Unit 2.

Kisson's school, which has produced two former Prime Ministers of T&T, Patrick Manning and Basdeo Panday, was awarded the CAPE School of the Year for 2017.

The 2017 Regional Top Awards were announced at the meeting of the Sub-Committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC) meeting held at CXC Headquarters in Barbados on Tuesday, October 17.

Guyana topped the region with three awards, while T&T won two and Jamaica one. 

In addition to Kissoon, Chela Aufderheide of Naparima Girls’ High School, also based in San Fernando, won the Language Studies award with Grade I in 12 Units. Aufderheide achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies, Communications Studies, French Units 1 and 2, Literatures in English Units 1 and 2, Physics Units 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2 and Spanish Units 1 and 2.

Guyanese student Shawn Shewram of St Rose’s High School won the ACCA/CXC Business Studies Award, the first recipient of the ACCA-sponsored award.

He achieved Grade I in 12 Units: Accounting Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Economic Units 1 and 2, Entrepreneurship Unit 1 and 2, Law Units 1 and 2, Management of Business Units 1 and 2; and Grade III in two Units: Integrated Mathematics and Literatures in English Unit 1.

Shannon Woodroffe, of Queen’s College, Guyana, who won a CSEC award, copped two of the CAPE awards.

Woodroffe won both the Mathematics and Natural Science awards with Grade I in 13 Units, all with “As” in the Module grades. She achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communications Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Physics Units 1 and 2 and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.

Jamaica was also in winner's row with Jared Johnson of Campion College, winning the Hodder/CXC Humanities Award.

He achieved Grade I in nine Units and Grade II in one Unit. Jared achieved Grade I in Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, History Units 1 and 2, Law Units 1 and 2, Literatures in English Units 1 and 2, Spanish Unit 1 and Grade II in Spanish Unit 1.

The students will receive their prizes at the Regional Top Awards Ceremony slated for December 14 at the St Kitts Marriott Resort.