JUNE 2016 EXAMINATIONS: ADVANCED LEVEL RESULTS ANALYSIS

The total number of all candidates who sat for the June ‘A’ level 2016 examination was

4 007 as compared to 4 086 in June 2015, a decrease of 1.9%. However, the candidature is comparable for the two years. The number of all candidates who obtained Grade E or better was

3 464. This gives a percentage pass rate of 86, 45 for all candidates. The number of school candidates was 1 916 and for private candidates it was 2 091. The total number of candidates who sat for two or more subjects was 1 844 which is 46 % of the total candidature of 4 007. The percentage pass rate for the school candidates who wrote two or more subject is 84, 13 and 60, 8 for private candidates.

TABLE 1: 2016 JUNE ‘A’ LEVEL NATIONAL PASS RATE

  Number of candidates who wrote two or more subjects Number of candidates who passed two or more subjects with E or better Percentage Pass Rate of candidates who got E or better
School Candidates 630 530 84, 13
Private Candidates 1 214 738 60, 8

 

The table above shows that there were more private candidates who registered for the June examinations than school candidates.

 

 

 

TABLE 2: NUMBER OF SUBJECTS WRITTEN AND THEIR ENTRIES

 

Number of Subjects written Candidates who wrote 1 subject Candidates who wrote 2 subjects Candidates who wrote 3 subjects Candidates who wrote 4 subjects Candidates who wrote 5 subjects Total
Number of Candidates 2 163 1 298 536 9 1 4 007

 

The table above includes entries for all candidates. Table 3 below presents the number of candidates who wrote two or more subjects, candidates who passed two or more subjects with ‘E’ or better and the percentage pass rate. The analysis has been grouped into two distinct categories, namely; School and Private candidates.

 


TABLE 3: NUMBER OF SUBJECT/S PASS RATE ANALYSIS

  Candidates who sat for 1 subject Candidates who obtained Grade E or better in 1 subject % pass rate for 1 subject Candidates who sat for 2 subjects Candidates who obtained Grade E or better in 2 subjects % pass rate for 2 subjects Candidates who sat for 3 subjects Candidates who obtained Grade E or better in 3 subjects % pass rate for 3 subjects
School candidates 1 286 1 159 90,12 548 452 82, 48 79 51 64, 56
Private candidates 877 629 71, 72 750 394 52, 53 457 184 40, 26

 

Table 3 continued

  Candidates who sat for 4 subjects Candidates who obtained Grade E or better in 4 subjects % pass rate for 4 subjects Candidates who sat for 5 subjects Candidates who obtained Grade E or better in 5 subjects % pass rate for 5 subjects
School candidates 3 3 100
Private candidates 6 1 16, 67 1 0 0

From Table 3 above, the majority of school candidates sat for just 1 subject.

 

 

TABLE 4: PERCENTAGE PASS RATES BY GENDER AND NUMBER OF SUBJECTS

  Candidates who passed 1 subject %age Pass rate for 1 subject Candidates who passed 2 subjects %age Pass rate for 2 subjects Candidates who passed 3 subjects %age Pass rate for 3 subjects Candidates who passed 4 subjects %age Pass rate for 4 subjects Candidates who wrote 5 subjects %age Pass rates
Females 824 84,17 363 66,61 85 41,67 3 75
School 578 91, 31 198 79, 52 11 57, 89 2 100
Private 246 71,1 165 55,74 74 40 1 50
Males 964 81,42 483 64, 14 150 45, 18 1 20 1 0
School 581 88, 97 254 84, 95 40 66, 67 1 100
Private 383 72, 13 229 50, 44 110 40, 44 0 0 0 0

 

From the table above, more male candidates sat for the June examinations.

TABLE 5: SUBJECT PASS RATE ANALYSIS

Subject Code Subject Name Candidates Status Entries per subject Number of candidates with Grade E or better % percentage pass rate of candidates who got Grade E or better
8007 ENGLISH & COMMUNICATION School Candidates 55 55 100
Private Candidates 29 27 93,10
9153 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH School Candidates 31 28 90, 32
Private Candidates 73 63 86,3
9154 DIVINITY School Candidates 205 187 91, 22
Private Candidates 186 142 76, 34
9155 HISTORY School Candidates 371 366 98, 65
Private Candidates 250 227 90, 8
9156 GEOGRAPHY School Candidates 519 426 82, 08
Private Candidates 377 175 46, 42
9157 SOCIOLOGY School Candidates 20 18 90
Private Candidates 45 18 42, 22
9158 ECONOMICS School Candidates 173 161 93, 06
Private Candidates 585 497 84, 96
9164 MATHEMATICS School Candidates 343 303 88, 34
Private Candidates 677 402 59, 38
9188 PHYSICS School Candidates 90 80 88, 89
Private Candidates 104 76 73, 08
9189 CHEMISTRY School Candidates 104 95 91, 35
Private Candidates 134 100 74, 63
9190 BIOLOGY School Candidates 163 158 96, 93
Private Candidates 87 64 73, 56
9196 GEOMETRICAL &MECHANICAL /BUILDING DRAWING School Candidates 10 8 90
Private Candidates
9197 ACCOUNTING School Candidates 245 176 71, 84
Private Candidates 653 345 52, 83
9198 BUSINESS STUDIES School Candidates 373 350 93, 83
Private Candidates 644 511 79, 35

 

From the table above, school and private candidates performed well in all subjects. However, private candidates did not do well in Geography and Sociology. Table 6 below shows the year on year comparison of the pass rates analysis of all candidates over the years 2012-2016.

TABLE 6: YEAR ON YEAR COMPARISON OF PASS RATES FOR THOSE WHO WROTE 2 OR MORE SUBJECTS- JUNE 2012 TO JUNE 2015

Year Candidates who wrote two or more subjects Candidates who passed 2 or more subjects with Grade E or better Percentage (%) pass rates
2013 2 094 1 138 54,35
2014 1 751 901 51,46
2015 1 895 1 325 69,92
2016 1 844 1 268 68, 76

 

The table above shows the number of candidates who sat for two or more subjects since 2013. This year’s percentage pass rate is comparable with the previous years.

SPECIAL NEEDS CANDIDATES

For the June 2016 session, there were no special needs candidates who registered for ‘A’ Level examinations as has been the case with previous years. The majority of special needs candidates prefer to take their exams during the November examination session.

 

 

E.S. NHANDARA

 

DIRECTOR

ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

 

August, 2016



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