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GHS tops nation in CXC/CSEC with 98.3 per cent pass rate

GHS tops nation in CXC/CSEC with 98.3 per cent pass rate

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For yet another year, the St Vincent Girls’ High School has topped the nation in the June 2015 CXC CSEC examinations, with a pass rate of 98.3 per cent.

But this year, for the first time in the history of the school and the nation, one student, Abigail Scott, sat 15 CXC subjects and gained grade one passes in all of them.{{more}}

Two other students, Kairel Edwards and Summer Warrican each obtained 13 passes, all at the grade one level. Summer leaves with a total of 15 subjects, having sat and passed, at the grade one level, two subjects in the 2014 examinations.

Twenty-four other students got 11 subject passes; 34 students gained 10 subject passes, 34 students got nine subjects passes, 13 student gained eight subject passes, seven students got seven subject passes and three students got six subject passes.

This year 126 students sat exams in 28 subject areas and the school recorded 100 per cent passes in 17 subject areas and passes between 88.3 per cent and 99.34 per cent in the other subject areas.

The 17 subject areas enjoying 100 per cent passes were: Additional Math, Biology, Clothing and Textiles, Economics, Electronic Document Preparation Management, Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Human & Social Biology, Integrated Science, Office Administration, Physical Education, Principles of Business, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish and Theatre Arts.

GHS also saw improvements in overall profiles in comparison with last year’s results. In 2014, GHS catalogued 496 grade one passes, compared to this year’s 578 grade one passes.

Acting headmistress Michelle Beache told SEARCHLIGHT that this year, the school allowed 29 fourth form students to sit CSEC Mathematics of whom 23 gained grade one passes and six gained grade two passes.

“We congratulate our students on their achievements and wish them the very best in their endeavours. Our teachers too, deserve much praise for their hard work and support throughout their students’ secondary journey,” Beache said. (CM)