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Grammar School’s 2010 CSEC results the best in ‘at least 25 years’ – Headmaster

Grammar School’s 2010 CSEC results the best in ‘at least 25 years’ – Headmaster

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The Headmaster of the St. Vincent Grammar School is hailing his school’s results in this year’s CXC Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) as the best in ‘at least 25 years’.{{more}}

An obviously elated Frank Jones told SEARCHLIGHT on Tuesday that his school’s pass rate in the 2010 exams now stands at 90%.

When the CSEC results were released in late August, all fifteen students from the school who had written the Home Economics exam were reported to have failed. This put the school’s overall pass rate at 88%. The school immediately queried the Home Economics results, as they felt something was wrong.

Jones said he received a very speedy response from the CXC, which confirmed that the complete set of the boys’ School Based Assessments was received.

The obviously elated Headmaster said he has checked the school records as far back as 1982 and can safely say “It is the best for at least the last 25 years.”

This is the first time the all-male institution has written Home Economics at the CSEC level. Jones said Home Economics is offered as an option to any boy who would like to write the exam. Classes are conducted at the Kingstown Technical Institute at Wilson Hill after school.

Jones thanked teachers at the Institute, Michele Guy and Alanza Daisley, for their hard work and also local CXC registrar in the Ministry of Education Corinne Gonsalves for acting expeditiously in sending off the query.

“I am very, very proud of my boys, extremely proud,” Jones said.

The 15 students returned two grade 1s, nine grade 2s and four grade 3s.

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