Achievements and Awards

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Academic Levels

Form

Grade

1

7

2

8

3

9

4

10

5

11

Mark to Letter to GPA Conversion

These are used on Reports to Parents and Transcripts

Mark %

Letter Grade

Grade Point Average (GPA)

98-100

A+

4.00

93-97

A

4.00

90-92

A-

3.67

88-89

B+

3.33

83-87

B

3.00

80-82

B-

2.67

78-79

C+

2.33

73-77

C

2.00

70-72

C-

1.67

68-69

D+

1.33

63-67

D

1.00

60-62

D-

0.67

55-59

E

0.33

0-54

F

0

Credit Value

Currently all subjects have been assigned a credit value of 1.00 (i.e. all subjects are of equal weight)

Comment Key for Work Ethics

  • Class preparation / Homework

  • Effort

  • Participation

  • Behaviour

Key

Comment

E

Excellent

V

Very Good

G

Good

S

Satisfactory

N

Needs Improvement

Grade Scale

Grade

Criteria (ALL MUST BE MET)

I

  • Overall Average of 75% or greater

  • Mark of 70% or more in English and any other 4 subjects

  • Mark of 55% or more in any 7 subjects

II

  • Overall Average of 65% or greater

  • Mark of 70% or more in any 4 subjects

  • Mark of 55% or more in English and any other 5 subjects

III

  • Overall Average of 60% or greater

  • Mark of 70% or more in any 2 subjects

  • Mark of 55% or more in English and any other 5 subjects

P

  • Overall Average of 55% or greater

  • Mark of 55% or more in any 5 subjects.

U

  • Failure to obtain any of the above.

Note: ALL CRITERIA MUST BE MET. 

EXAMPLE: For a student to receive a Grade I, the student MUST (for that period/term)

  1. obtain an overall average of 75% or greater in all the subjects enrolled.

  2. and also obtain a mark of 70% or more in English and any other 4 subjects

  3. as well as obtain a mark of 55% or more in any 7 subjects

Criteria for Promotion

The criteria for promotion to the next Form/Grade level is different at each Form.

Form 1 to Form 2

  • Pass in eight subjects (8 out of 15 subjects)
  • Yearly average of all subjects should be 55% or greater. (This average is not displayed on the printed report card)

Form 2 to Form 3

  • Pass in seven subjects (7 out of 13 subjects)
  • Yearly average of all subjects should be 55% or greater. (This average is not displayed on the printed report card)

Form 3 to Form 4

  • Pass in seven subjects (7 out of 12 subjects)
  • Yearly average of all subjects should be 55% or greater. (This average is not displayed on the printed report card)

Form 4 to Form 5

  • Pass in any five subjects (5 out of 8 subjects)
  • Yearly average of all subjects should be 55% or greater. (This average is not displayed on the printed report card)
  • 55% or more in both option subjects

Criteria for Enrolment

Form 3 Optional Subjects

French or Spanish
Chemistry
Physics

Form 2 students moving on to form 3 need to complete a registration form to indicate the foreign language and science subject(s) of interest.

Only one foreign language is available at the Form 3 level.  All students must do a Foreign Language.  The Foreign Language you choose in Form 3 is the Foreign Language you will continue with through to Form 4/5/CXC.  Based on the student's Form 2 mark and teacher report, students will be enrolled in either French or Spanish in form 3.

Choosing Chemistry, Physics or both is optional; however, Form 3 Chemistry and Form 3 Physics are prerequisites for Form 4/5/CXC Chemistry and Physics respectively.  Based on the student's Form 2 science mark and teacher report, students will be enrolled in Chemistry and Physics in Form 3.

During the General Science course (SCI2), either by terms or specific lessons within the terms 1, 2, or 3, , there is a focus on Chemistry and Physics.  Student performance is used to evaluate readiness for Chemistry and Physics in Form 3.

Detailed Criteria

Chemistry

  • 70% in Chemistry component of General Science.
  • 60% yearly average in Mathematics
  • Discipline and attitude that demonstrates the student is able to work in a Science lab with harmful chemicals.

Physics

  • 70% in Physics component of General Science.
  • 70% yearly average in Mathematics
  • Discipline and attitude that demonstrates the student is able to work in a Science lab with harmful chemicals.

Form 4 Optional Subjects

Form 3 students moving on to form 4 need to complete a registration form to indicate the subjects of interest; the subjects for the two year CXC CSEC program (Form 4 through to Form 5)

As part of the daily form 4/5 schedule, all students:
- will be enrolled in English Language (English A), Caribbean History, Mathematics, and Religion.
- must do one Foreign Language, French or Spanish, already selected in Form 3.
- must do either General Biology or Human and Social Biology (HSB)
- must do two other option subjects

Criteria for enrolment into form 4 subject is based on:

  • The criteria and mark set by the department (listed below)
  • Class space
  • Human resource (availability of staff).

CHS reserves the right to cancel any course or option due to insufficient enrolment.

Subject

Criteria

Additional Mathematics

  • Enrolled in Physics

General Biology

  • 70% yearly average in Biology

  • 60% yearly average in English

  • Priority to Physics and Chemistry Students

Human and Social Biology (HSB) 

  • 70% yearly average in Biology

  • 60% yearly average in English

  • Chemistry or Physics must chose General Biology not HSB

Integrated Science

  • 60% yearly average in English

  • 60% yearly average in Mathematics

  • 60% yearly average in Integrated Science

  • This science option is for students not pursuing Chemistry or Physics

Chemistry 

  • 70% yearly average in Chemistry

  • 70% yearly average in Mathematics

  • 60% yearly average in English 

Physics 

  • 75% yearly average in Physics

  • 75% yearly average in Mathematics

  • 60% yearly average in English 

Principles of Accounts

  • 60% yearly average in Math

  • 65% yearly average (cumulative for all subjects)

Principles of Business

  • 65% yearly average in English

  • 60% yearly average (cumulative for all subjects)

  • Good work ethics

Office Administration

  • 65% yearly average in English

  • 60% yearly average (cumulative for all subjects)

  • Good work ethics

Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM)

  • 60% yearly average in English

Information Technology

  • 60% yearly average in ICT

  • 60% yearly average in Mathematics

English Literature

  • 75% yearly average in Literature

  • 70% yearly average in English Language

Geography

  • 65% yearly average in Geography

  • 65% yearly average in English

Physical Education & Sports

  • 70% yearly average in Physical Education

  • 70% yearly average in Biology

Students doing Physical Education and Sports in Forms 4 and 5 are required to have at least 2 sport uniforms and appropriate sports shoes.

Music

  • 60% yearly average in Music

  • Must be a music student for at least two years prior (vocal, practical), or performing vocal or instrument for two years prior.

Qualifications for Receipt of Graduation Diploma

CHS has a graduation ceremony for students at the end of the five years, in form 5; however, in order to graduate, a student must obtain the criteria listed here.

Students must:

  • have a yearly average of 60% in FIVE (5) subjects including English; 55% or more in Religion and an overall yearly average of 55%

  • have passed one of their options;

  • have a 90% attendance at school in the 5th form;

  • be regular in sitting school tests and in handing in SBA assignments;

  • not have been late for more than 30 days in the 5th form;

  • not be guilty of behaviour which brings the name of the school into disrepute;

  • not have been suspended in 5th form ;

  • not be guilty of any serious offence in 4th and 5th form.

Graduation Awards

Students are encouraged to work to achieve the following awards at graduation:

  • Alix Boyd-Knights Award for Civic-Mindedness
  • Audris Jno Baptiste Award for Spanish
  • Award for Graduating Netball Captain
  • Award for Mathematics and Science
  • Bertha Toulon Award for Academia, Extra Curricula, Deportment and Class Spirit
  • Bertha Toulon St Theresa House Award
  • Celia Nicholas Award for Caribbean History
  • Celia Nicholas Award for Excellence in Academic and Sport
  • Charlene White-Christian Award for French
  • Convent High School Award for Leadership And Discipline
  • Dominica Cooperative Societies' League Best Saver Award
  • DOMLEC Award for Physics
  • Dorothy Leevy Award for Languages
  • Dr Ruby Blanc Award for Biology
  • Drs Griffin and Lyris Award for overcoming obstacles
  • Geogis Award for Geography
  • Harris Paints Award for Excellence in Business
  • Hon. Norris & Mrs Joan Provost Award for Student with the highest Academic Average
  • Jays Ltd Award for Leadership, Cooperation, Academic and Discipline
  • Leandra Lander Award for Geography
  • Lolita Raffoul Award for Determination and Perseverance
  • Lucia Sandy Award for Chemistry
  • Pan-American Award for Mathematics
  • Rodney Isidore John Lewis Memorial Award for most improved student
  • Sr Hilda Verdonck Award for Business and ICT
  • Springfield Trading Award for School Spirit
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