St. Maarten Academy records high success rate at exams

POSTED: 09/9/12 11:58 PM

CUL-DE-SAC / 7 Sept. 2012 – The St. Maarten Academy has recorded a 100 percent success rate at the May/June Caribbean secondary education certificate (CSEC) examinations.
Of the 75 students who wrote the CSEC exams and the international general certificate of secondary education (IGCSE) in Dutch through the University of Cambridge, 74 (99%) obtained passes in more than eight subjects and one, secured passes in six subjects. Most colleges require five passes at grades I, II and III.
“As expected all of the students were successful. This represents a passing rate of 100 per cent,” said principal Shareed Hussain.
A breakdown of the results shows that two students obtained passes in 12 subjects, 14 students passed 11 subjects, 24 students passed 10 subjects, an equal number passed nine subjects, and 10 students passed eight subjects.
Hussain, who released the official statistics at the heads of department meeting Tuesday, said he is very proud of the results as all candidates passed outright at one sitting.
The subjects with the strongest showings were physics and integrated science with 100 percent passes; followed by principles of business, social studies, and English B with 98, 97, and 94 per cent passes, respectively. Other subjects with a high percentage of passes included biology (90%), human and social biology (89%), information technology (88%), chemistry (85%), English A (81%) and Spanish (80%).
There were many outstanding performances. Suaad Mohammed, from the science stream secured grade one in seven subjects. Linedia Masson, Diedra Murphy, and Julique Hodge also scored high grades.
The top four performing business students were Glory Waakzaam, Nikita Mukhi, Jamila Boirard, and Sahaira Hughes.
Since its inception in 1986, the St. Maarten Academy has had a great reputation of students excelling at these examinations, Hussain said. “Last year’s group was no exception. They maintained the tradition of excellence. They must be congratulated for such outstanding achievement. The teachers did a great job.”

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