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Guyana and Jamaica takes top awards for outstanding performances in 2018 CAPE results

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Students from schools in Guyana and Jamaica shared the 2018 Regional Top Awards for outstanding performances in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) May/June sitting.

Aadilah Ali of Queen’s College, Guyana is the 2018 winner of the Dennis Irvine Award, the symbol of academic excellence at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level.

Aadilah achieved Grade I in Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Unit 2, Communication Studies, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, Integrated Mathematics, Physics Units 1 and 2, Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2, and Grade II in Chemistry Unit 1. Aadilah is the second Queen’s College, Guyana student to win the Dennis Irvine Award, following Cecil Cox in 2015.

She also copped the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Natural Sciences.

Another student from Queen’s College, Guyana took the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Mathematics. Rajiv Muneshwer achieved Grade I in 12 CAPE Units. The subjects he took are Applied Mathematics Units 1 and 2, Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry Units 1 and 2, Communication Studies, Integrated Mathematics, Physics Units 1 and 2, and Pure Mathematics Units 1 and 2.
Rajiv will receive the RM Results CAPE Mathematics Award. RM Results, a UK-based company began sponsoring the award in 2017.

Trinidadian students won the other awards. Mikhaili Toney of Presentation College, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago took the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Humanities. Mikhaili achieved Grade Is in ten Units: Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Entrepreneurship Units 1 and 2, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, Geography Units 1 and 2 and Sociology Units 1 and 2. He will receive the Hodder Education CAPE Humanities Award.

Kirese Narinesingh of Naparima Girls’ College took the award Most Outstanding Candidate in Language Studies with Grade I in eight Units. These Units are Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, French Units 1 and 2, Literatures in English 1 and 2, and Spanish Units 1 and 2.

Seline Sundar of Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College continued that school’s dominance of regional business awards. Seline achieved Grade I in Accounting Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communications Studies, Economics Units 1 and 2, and Management of Business Units 1 and 2. Selline will receive the ACCA CXC Business Studies Award 2018, the second time the award will be presented.

A student from St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, Jade Lakhan, secured the award for Most Outstanding Candidate in Environmental Science. Jade achieved Grade I in Biology Units 1 and 2, Caribbean Studies, Communication Studies, Environmental Science Units 1 and 2, and Geography Units 1 and 2.

The students will receive their awards at the Regional Top Awards Ceremony slated for Thursday 6 December 2018 in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Queen’s College, Guyana will receive the award for CAPE School of the Year 2018.

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