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August 27, 2010
100 per cent passes in nine subjects for SJCM

The St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua is among the schools here whose students have returned outstanding performances in the 2010 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).{{more}}

When contacted, Sis. Jacinta Wallace, Principal of the school, told SEARCHLIGHT her institution achieved 100 percent passes in nine subjects: Agricultural Science (Double Award), Agricultural Science (Single Award), Electronic Document Preparation Management (EDPM), English Literature, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Home Management, Integrated Science and Information Technology.

The school also achieved a 98 per cent pass rate in Social Studies; 94 per cent passes in Office Administration; 92 per cent passes in Chemistry; 88 per cent passes in Economics; 86 per cent passes in Principles of Accounts; 86 per cent passes in Spanish and 83 per cent passes in Visual Arts.

An above 70 per cent average was achieved in History, Human and Social Biology and Principles of Business.

Radisha Lavia helped to propel her school among the top ranked schools in the CSEC examination with 11 passes. She received a grade one for Agriculture Science (double award), and five grade twos for Economics, English Language, Geography, Information Technology and Social Studies. She also received four grade threes among her subjects.

Four students received passes in 10 subject areas. These students are Raydeena Graham, Phil-Ann John, Alicia Matthews and Shannell Pierre.

This year, seven students passed nine subjects, eight students passed eight subjects, nine students passed seven subjects, 11 students passed six subjects and 18 students passed five subjects.

Sis. Jacinta said even though her school does not receive the creme de la creme from the Common Entrance Examination, she is still pleased with the institution’s performance.

She noted that she believes that the institution’s overall performance fell to 77.5 per cent this year because unlike other schools that selected students to write the Mathematics examination, the St.Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua allowed all students to write that examination.

Last year the school’s overall performance hit the 84 per cent mark. (HN)