91.8% of the 2nd year high school students passed the confinement course

91.8% of students 2nd year of Baccalaureate passed the 2019-2020 academic year, a year that was interrupted in March by the pandemic of COVID-19 and in which the confinement took place, which represents an increase of 8.5 points compared to the previous year.

This is revealed by the statistical progress published by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training corresponding to the 2020-2021 academic year, the first full course in pandemic, and which also collects some statistics from the previous year, the first in this exceptional situation.

According to the data published by the Department directed by Pilar Alegría, both in Secondary and Baccalaureate, the percentages of evaluated students who promote increased “significantly” in 2019-2020 compared to the previous year, varying between 3.8 points for 1st year of ESO and 8.5 for 2nd year of Baccalaureate.

In this way, the last year of Baccalaureate was the year in which the promotion increased the most in the year in which the coronavirus pandemic started, with an increase of 8.5 points.

They are followed by 1st year of Baccalaureate, a course passed by 92.4% of the students (6.8 points more); and the different stages of Compulsory Secondary Education. Thus, 92.7% of the students passed the 4th year of ESO, which is 6.3 percentage points more than the previous year; 92.5% did the same in 3rd year of ESO (5.9 points more); 91.6% of the 2nd year ESO students promoted (4.9 points more); and in 1st year of ESO they passed 93.5% (3.8 points increase).

As highlighted by the statistics of Education, in all courses, the promotion percentages are higher in private centers, varying from 95.7% in 2nd year of ESO (90% in public schools) to 97.5% in 1st year of Baccalaureate (91% in public schools).

However, the increases have been greater in public centers, between 4.9 points for 1st year of ESO and 10.6 for 2nd year of Baccalaureate, than in private centers, whose increases oscillate between 2.3 points for 1st year of ESO and 4.8 in 2nd Baccalaureate.

Increase in all Autonomous Communities

By autonomous community, the percentages of 4th year ESO students who went on to the next year increased compared to the previous year in all the communities, exceeding 90% in all cases, except in the autonomous city of Melilla (87.7%) and Murcia (88.6%); and 95% in six autonomous communities (Extremadura, Aragón, Navarra, the Basque Country, Galicia and Cantabria) and the autonomous city of Ceuta.

A similar situation occurs when the evaluated students who promote the 2nd year of ordinary high school are considered, the percentages having increased in all the communities, placing below 90% only the autonomous city of Melilla (84.2%), the Valencian Community (88, 4%) and Murcia (89%), and exceeding 95% in Ceuta (96.3%), Aragon (96.2%), La Rioja (96%), Galicia (95.6%) and Castilla-La Stain (95.4%).

In both courses, the case of Ceuta is striking, which has increased by 19.8 points the percentage of passed in 4th year of ESO, from 75.5% of those passed in 2018-2019 (the lowest in all of Spain) to 95.3% in the first year with a pandemic (the sixth highest).

And in 2nd year of Baccalaureate, the percentage of passed in said autonomous city has increased by 25 points, going from 71.3% of approved in the 2018-2019 academic year (the lowest in all of Spain) to 96.3% in 2019-2020 (the highest in the entire country).


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