St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown takes second place in CSEC Examinations
The St Josephâs Convent Kingstown is celebrating its historic performance in the May/June 2012 Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC).
For the first time, the school placed second in the overall performance of schools nationally, with a pass rate of 89 per cent.
âWhen compared with 2011, the studentsâ performance shows consistency in maintaining an overall percentage pass of 89 per cent with 100 per cent passes in 12 subject areas. Of the 73 who sat the exam, 12 students passed 9 subjects, 19 students passed 8 subjects, and others passed six and seven subjects.
âThis is a very good performance from the students. The teachers must be commended for their dedication, hard work and patience in preparing the students. We will continue to encourage our girls to aim for excellence to improve the quality of their grades,â a release from the school stated.
Five of the schoolâs outstanding performers: Danniel Cambridge, Xena Williams, Zenica and Zanica Francis and Nadine Dornieden had the same goal heading into the CXC/CSEC exams. To get high grades.
Of the five, Danniel achieved four grade ones among her eight subjects passed, while Xena, Zenica, Zanica and Nadine all got three grade ones from their nine subjects obtained.
Danniel, 16 years old, described the preparations for her exams as challenging, but said she is overjoyed at her accomplishment.
âI didnât expect to do so well, but my hard work has paid off and Iâm happy,â said Danniel who will be attending the St Vincent Community College at the opening of the new school year.
Her focus now is, however, to remain focussed and continue studying as she heads into a higher level of education.
Xena meanwhile, told SEARCHLIGHT during a telephone interview on Wednesday that she is still in an ecstatic mood after receiving her results.
âI am a very ecstatic individual and the results just added to it,â she said in a cheerful voice.
The 16-year-old Richmond Hill resident said she was fully prepared for her exams, but, âfright took overâ in the exam room, which resulted in her not obtaining higher grades in some subjects.
Asked about her parentsâ and other family membersâ reactions, Xena said everyone was âjust happy.â
âThey were very proud of me. They know what Iâm capable of doing and they were like, âXena, you could have done better,â but they were very proud,â she added.
Her mom, Diana Scrubb, who answered the telephone when SEARCHLIGHT called, expressed satisfaction with her daughterâs performance and said she was âvery pleasedâ.
Xena will also be attending the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
Twin sisters, Zenica and Zanica Francis, returned almost identical results.
SEARCHLIGHT spoke with Zenica, who said that the exams were ânot too difficultâ because of her preparations.
âI studied everyday and my parents encouraged me to do my best and I felt like I had to live up to everybodyâs expectations, because they expected great things from me and thatâs what I did,â the 16-year-old said.
Like their classmates, Zenica and Zanica will be attending the St Vincent Community College.
âFor that (Community College) I will try to my best as usual, by continue working hard to strive for the top this time,â Zenica said.(AA)