August 21, 2012
St Vincent Grammar School satisfied with 2012 CSEC results

The St Vincent Grammar School is “generally satisfied” with its performance in the May/June 2012 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC){{more}} Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC).

Curtis King, deputy headmaster of the school, told SEARCHLIGHT yesterday that although the pass rate of 87.37 per cent is not as good as last year’s, the school is “generally satisfied”, especially given the challenges faced by the boys during the academic year.

He cited the movement of teachers, especially science teachers, as one challenge they grappled with.

In 2011, the school had a pass rate of 90 per cent, the same as in 2010.

Nationally, the school ranked third in performance, behind the Girls’ High School (96.7 per cent) and the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown (89.09 per cent).

King said the school recorded 100 per cent passes in economics, electronic document processing management, food and nutrition, information technology, integrated science, music, physical education, physics, principles of business and social studies.

There were also commendable returns in English B, history and chemistry, with percentages of 96. There was a pass rate of 86 per cent for English A and 75 per cent for maths.

Of the 126 boys who wrote the 2012 examination, the school identified their top performers as Anson Latchman who recorded Grade ones for all 10 subjects he wrote; Utamu Rose, who got nine Grade ones and two Grade twos; Dimitri Kennedy, who returned eight Grade ones and two Grade twos and John Rickards who sat 10 subjects and got eight Grade ones and two Grade twos.