14 January 2019
RELEASE OF NOVEMBER 2018 ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Board and Management would like to advise the nation of the release of the November 2018 ZIMSEC Advanced Level Examination results.
Candidates who sat for this examination will be able to collect their results from their respective Centres /schools from Tuesday,15 January 2019.
It is important to note that in 2017 the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education introduced a new curriculum for the Advanced Level candidates whose results we are releasing today. The November 2018 Advanced Level examination, therefore, was the first on the new curriculum.
The total number of candidates who sat for the November 2018 Advanced Level examination was 46 478 which is lower than the 2017 candidate entry of 49 494. Candidates who wrote two or more subjects in the November 2018 examination were 45 570 and 38 050 of them obtained Grade E or better in two or more subjects. This translated to 81.9% pass rate. The November 2018 subject pass rates had slight differences from the previous school curriculum. School candidates outperformed private candidates in all subjects. Most subjects had pass rates above 75%. However, Geography had the lowest pass rate of 54.71%.
The performance of candidates was analysed in the following categories:
- School candidates;
- Private candidates;
- Female candidates;
- Male candidates; and
- Special Needs candidates.
The total number of school candidates was 40 300. Of this number, 39 811 wrote two or more subjects and 34 139 obtained Grade E or better in two or more subjects, yielding 84.7%.
The total number of private candidates was 6 178. Of this number, 5 759 wrote two or more subjects and 3 944 obtained a Grade E or better in two or more subjects, which translated into a percentage pass rate of 63. 8%.
The total number of school female candidates that sat for November 2018“A” level examination was 18 842. Out of this number 18 624 wrote two or more subjects and 16 460 passed two or more subjects yielding 87.4%.
There were 21 457 school male candidates who sat for the November 2018 “A” Level examination. 21 186 school male candidates wrote two or more subjects and 17 643 passed with two or more subjects, which translated to 82.2%.
Special Needs candidates
The total number of special needs candidates who sat for the November 2018, A’ level examinations was 28. There were 24 candidates who passed two or more subjects which translated to 85.7% pass rate
The number of school female candidates who wrote two or more subjects in 2017 increased in 2018 while that of school male candidates decreased. The pass rateby gender for the 2018 candidates was slightly lower than that of 2017. The November 2018 pass rates for school female and male candidates were lower by 2.2% and 1.9 % respectively.
Candidates who registered 3 or more subjects were 42 903 and 1 566 obtained 15 points and above which translated to 3.7%. This is a drop from 5.3% in 2017.
Allow me, on behalf of the ZIMSEC Board to express my profound gratitude to all our stakeholders and clients who were involved in the November 2018 Advanced Level examination processes. I would like to make a special mention to the ZIMSEC Management and Staff, Setters, Markers, Schools and our Honourable Minister, Professor P.V Mavima and his team in the Ministry, for the tremendous support we received during the examination.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who were involved in the November 2018 Advanced Level examination processes. ZIMSEC received the much needed support from the stakeholders of this examination.
Finally, the ZIMSEC Board and Management take this opportunity to wish all our clients, the candidates, the best in their future studies and endeavours.
I thank you.
Professor E. Mwenje
CHAIRPERSON: ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL BOARD