Zimbabwe School Examinations Council, Zimsec, has released the 2020 November Advanced Level examinations results, with the students’ pass rate remaining high.
The pass rate for the 2020 Zimsec examinations remained high with a negligible decrease from the previous year’s examinations. This decrease is attributed to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Eddie Mwenje, the Zimsec Board chairperson, released the November 2020 A-Level examinations results at Zimsec’s offices in Mt Pleasant, Harare on Thursday the 22nd April 2021.
“The total number of candidates who sat for the November 2020 examination was 50 287 compared to 51 862 in 2019.” said the Board Chairperson.
Prof Mwenje added that the 2020 number of candidates decreased by 3 percent from that of 2019.
“The number of candidates who wrote two or more subjects in the November 2020 examination was 49,153 and out of this number 39,802 obtained grade E or better in two or more subjects, translating to an 81 percent pass rate”, added the Professor.
In comparison to the November 2019 examinations, 50,774 wrote two or more subjects, and a total of 42,169 obtained grade E or better in two or more subjects. This translated to a pass rate of 83.1%.
With this in mind, Professor Mwenje said that the 2020 results had a national percentage pass rate decrease of 2.1 per cent.
“It is important for Zimsec to acknowledge that the 2020 candidates wrote the examinations under the unprecedented conditions that were induced by the Covid-19 pandemic yet their performance, although lower than that of 2019, is indeed commendable,” continued Professor Mwenje.
2020 A-Level Private candidates’ Pass rate Results increased from that of 2019
The Zimsec board chairperson further applauded the private candidates whose pass rate increased from that of 2019 writing outside the school system.
“In November 2020 the total number of private candidates was 8,056. Out of these, 7,462 candidates wrote two or more subjects and 5,205 obtained a grade E or better in two or more subjects”, added the board Chairperson.
This translated to a percentage pass rate of 69,8 for the private candidates in the November 2020 A-level examinations.
“While in November 2019 the total number of private candidates was 9,319 out of this number 8 617 wrote two or more subjects and 5 654 obtained grade E or better in two or more subjects which also translate to a percentage pass rate of 65,6 percent. It is important to note that the performance of November 2020 private candidates was better than that of the same code of 2019 by 4,2 percent while that of school candidates went down by 3,6 percent,” said Prof Mwenje.
How to Collect and Check the Zimsec 2020 Advanced Level Results Online
The heads of examination centers can collect their results from the Zimsec Regional offices from Friday the 23rd of April 2021.
Zimsec has further posted the November 2020 Advanced level examinations results on the Zimsec portal for access by the candidates.
To access the A-Level Zimsec 2020 examinations results, visit the Zimsec portal via the following website link www.zimsec.co.zw.