Convent High School Shines in CSEC 2009 Results

Last Updated: Saturday, 01 August 2015 Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2009 Written by Kimone Joseph, Photo by Andre McAulay

 

Convent High School (CHS) received an impressive 94.4% pass rate in the CSEC 2009 examinations. The school received 100% passes in several subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Electronic Document Preparation and Management (EDPM), English A, English B, French, Geography, Human and Social Biology, Information Technology (General), Information Technology (Technical), Physics and Principles of Business. Both Spanish and Integrated Science received a pass rate of 97%. The pass rate for Principles of Accounts was 88% , while 85% of students who wrote the Mathematics and History exams passed. Of those who wrote the Music exams, 44% passed.

Deputy Principal with Responsibilities for Pastoral Care, Annette Austrie, received the results on behalf of the school from the CSEC Registrar's office. She expressed her elation at the school's performance.

"This year's results were very good," said Austrie. "This reflects the dedication of both our students and their teachers. I do not only refer to the teachers of form five, because the hard work involved in producing those results come from form one to five."

CHS Class of 2009 valedictorian, Kimberly Lawrence (St. Cecilia's House) was the top student performer with 9 grade ones. Emma Etherington (St. Theresa House) was awarded 8 grade ones and 1 grade two. Rochelle Joseph (St. Rita's House) received 7 grade ones and 2 grade twos.

L-R: Kimberly Lawrence, Rochelle Joseph and Emma Etherington
 

"I was very shocked at first when I heard the results," said Lawrence. "Now, I feel very pleased. I worked hard, so I expected to do well. But it was still a surprise when I first heard. I would like to thank the teachers because they helped a lot."

Lawrence plans to study Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics at the Dominica State College (DSC) .

Joseph, on the other hand, expressed mixed feelings about her results.

"I was a little disappointed that I did not get 9 ones because I had the potential to do do," said Joseph. "Yet, there is also a feeling of satisfaction since I did well overall."

Joseph will also be attending the DSC where she will major in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.

Etherington is already in the college in the United Kingdom.

Austrie said she is not surprised that these students topped the examinations.

"Awards at our graduation ceremony give a strong indication of expected results," she said. "This shows that Convent High School's assessment is authentic and certainly on par with regional standards."

During the graduation ceremony, Lawrence was awarded prizes for Creative Writing, Biology, Mathematics, Religion, Physics, Spanish and History. Etherington received prizes for Biology, Mathematics, History, School Spirit and Leadership and Discipline at the graduation ceremony. Joseph received awards for French, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

"On behalf of the principal, Mrs. Dublin, I would like to extend congratulations, not only to the top performers, but also to all those who performed to the best of their ability," said Austrie. "Also, the parents need to be congratulated for their support. Mrs. Dublin appreciates the hard work of the staff and was indeed pleased with the results when I called to let her know about the school's performance."

This year, CHS registered 111 students to write the various examinations at the CSEC level.

Here are some summary sheets of the 2009 CXC CSEC CHS results.

Subject % Pass I II III IV V VI Other Sat Total
Biology 100.0% 12 17 11         40 40
Chemistry 100.0% 10 10 1         21 21
EDPM 100.0% 2 24 2         28 28
English A 100.0% 81 25 5         111 111
English B - Literature 100.0% 19 7 1         27 27
French 100.0% 3 21 2         26 26
Geography 100.0% 4 15 9       2 28 30
History 85.1% 5 17 35 9 1   1 67 68
Human and Social Biology 100.0% 24 4 0         28 28
IT - General 100.0% 2 4 1         7 7
IT - Technical 100.0% 19 17 2         38 38
Integrated Science 97.8% 3 33 8 1       45 45
Mathematics 86.0% 19 34 39 11 4     107 107
Music 44.4% 0 1 3 5       9 9
Physics 100.0% 5 6 1         12 12
Principles of Accounts 88.4% 7 12 19 5       43 43
Principles of Business 100.0% 5 28 5       1 38 39
Spanish 97.3% 7 11 18 1       37 37
Total (% of Students) 94.80% 31.9% 40.2% 22.8% 4.5% 0.7% 0.0% 0.6% 99.4% 100.0%

 

  Percentage
Subject I II III IV V VI
Biology 30.0 42.5 27.5 0 0 0
Chemistry 47.6 47.6 4.8 0 0 0
EDPM 7.1 85.7 7.1 0 0 0
English A 73.0 22.5 4.5 0 0 0
English B - Literature 70.4 25.9 3.7 0 0 0
French 11.5 80.8 7.7 0 0 0
Geography 14.3 53.6 32.1 0 0 0
History 7.5 25.4 52.2 13.4 1.5 0
Human and Social Biology 85.7 14.3 0 0 0 0
IT - General 28.6 57.1 14.3 0 0 0
IT - Technical 50.0 44.7 5.3 0 0 0
Integrated Science 6.7 73.3 17.8 2.2 0 0
Mathematics 17.8 31.8 36.4 10.3 3.7 0
Music 0 11.1 33.3 55.6 0 0
Physics 41.7 50.0 8.3 0 0 0
Principles of Accounts 16.3 27.9 44.2 11.6 0 0
Principles of Business 13.2 73.7 13.2 0 0 0
Spanish 18.9 29.7 48.6 2.7 0 0
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