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GSAT results to be released today

Thursday, June 19, 2014    

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THE wait is over for the almost 40,000 students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in March 2014, as they will know today which high school they will be attending in September.

The good news for most is that more than 70 per cent, or 28,883 of the 39,438 students, have been placed in their preferred schools.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said Tuesday that 34,804 were placed in high schools; 3,291 in technical schools; 1,002 in junior high schools; 13 in special schools; and 428 students in schools close to the address they submitted.

The 2014 results showed that Social Studies and Language Arts had a 63 per cent pass rate. For Mathematics, there was a decline to 60 per cent, down from the 2013 result of 61 per cent; while Science had a 68 per cent pass rate, and Communication Task, a 72 per cent pass rate.

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