August 15, 2014
St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown beats 2013 performance

For 2014, the St Joseph’s Convent Kingstown has seen an improvement in performance of their students in the CXC/CSEC Examinations.

While the all-girl institution recorded an 88 per cent pass rate in 2013, this year, the school boasts an overall pass rate of 93.6 per cent.{{more}}

A release from Principal Calma Balcombe highlighted that of the 54 students that sat the examinations, one student passed 11 subjects, one student passed 10 subjects, 15 students passed nine subjects and 12 students passed eight subjects.

According to the release, “this year has also seen an improvement in the quality of grades, in many subject areas.”

It was noted that 100 per cent passes were recorded in 16 subject areas including Caribbean History, Clothing and Textiles, Economics, Electric Document Preparation Management, English B, Food and Nutrition, French, Home Economics Management, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Office Administration, Physical Education and Sports, Principles of Accounts, Religious Education, Social Studies and Spanish.

Meanwhile, three subject areas; English A, Geography and Principles of Business recorded 90 per cent pass rates and Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics recorded 80 per cent pass rates.

Outstanding performers for the school include Ashini Best, Allena Hazell, Dawnique Samuel, Elizabeth Simmons and Natalie Samuel.

Best obtained 11 subject passes with nine grade ones and two grade twos, Hazell obtained 9 subject passes with eight grade ones and one grade two and Samuel also obtained 9 subject passes with 7 grade ones, one grade two and one grade three.

Simmons obtained 10 subject passes received four grade ones, five grade twos and one grade three while Natalie Samuel obtained 9 subject passes with five grade ones and four grade twos.

“Mention must also be made of the students’ performance in Mathematics which recorded an overall percentage pass of 83.3 per cent. Special thanks to our hard working staff and the support of parents. We will continue to encourage our girls to aim for excellence and look forward to even better results next year,” the release said. (BK)