Nevis’ Gingerland High School Tops The Rest

Washington Archibald High School - Class of 2008

Washington Archibald High School – Class of 2008
Photo By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 04, 2008 (CUOPM)

The Gingerland High School in Nevis not only leads the other secondary schools in the Federation with the highest passing rate in the 2008 CXC exams, but one of its students was the most successful, with 12 subjects including nine distinctions.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Hon.  Sam Condor in a nationwide broadcast said the Gingerland High School attained a pass rate of 81.91 percent, with Earlene Pemberton of the same school passing 12 subjects including nine distinctions.

The Gingerland Secondary School registered 79 candidates for 448 subject entries, which produced 367 passing grades, resulting in a pass rate of 81.91 percent. Most subject areas returned satisfactory pass rates, with only Mathematics and Electricity/Electronic Technology being borderline, just about 50 percent. The most outstanding student was Earline Pemberton, with 12 subject passes, including 9 distinctions.

At the Basseterre High School, 128 candidates accounted for 703 subject entries with 572 subject passes, giving a pass rate of 81.36 percent.  The students performed fairly satisfactorily in the majority of subjects with pass rates ranging between 60 to 100 percent. The performance in two subjects however, is cause of much concern and redress; namely Mechanical Engineering Technology with a pass rate of 15 percent and Building Technology (Woods) with 9 percent passes.

The most outstanding students were:  Calvin Duggins, 11 subject passes with 9 distinctions, Mark Flemming, 11 subject passes with 8 distinctions, and Xavienne-Roma Richardson, 10 subjects with 9 distinctions.

At the Washington Archibald High School, 129 candidates accounted for 721 subject entries of which 584 returned passing grades, giving a pass rate of 80.99 percent. As in the other schools, most subjects performed satisfactorily with pass rates ranging from 60 to 100 percent. Pass rates in Mechanical Engineering and Clothing and Textile were at borderline (just about 50 percent pass rate).

The most outstanding students were Islaen Phillip and Kerry-Ann Pinard, both returning 10 subject passes with 9 distinctions.

At the Cayon High School, 90 candidates registered 460 subject entries with 360 subject passes, resulting in a pass rate of 78.26 percent.  Performance in most subjects was quite good.  Borderline subjects (that is 50 percent passes) included Visual Arts, Building Technology (Woods) and Mathematics.

Of particular concern, was the performance in English B ““ Literature, where the pass rate was only 9 percent.

The most outstanding student was Phylicia Warner who passed 11 subjects with 5 distinctions.

Verchilds High School entered 58 candidates for 330 subject entries. There were 256 passing grades. This gave a pass rate of 77.57 percent. Overall performance in most subjects was fairly good. Pass rates in Physics, Principles of Accounts and Mathematics were borderline. Visual Arts returned a pass rate of only 23 percent.

The most outstanding student was Meguel Thomas, passing 11 subjects with 3 distinctions.

Thirty four (34) candidates at the Convent High School accounted for 124 subject entries of which there were 96 subject passes, giving a pass rate of 77.41 percent. Performance was generally satisfactory in most subject areas, except English B ““ Literature with 15 percent and Mathematics with 20 percent passes.

The Charlestown Secondary School entered 107 candidates for 636 subject entries of which there were 475 subject passes.  This gave an average pass rate of 74.68 percent.

Most subjects registered pass rates ranging from well over 50 percent to 100 percent. Mathematics and Typewriting had borderline pass rates.

The most outstanding student was Joanne Flemming returning 11 subject passes with 9 distinctions.

At the Sandy Point High School, 131 candidates accounted for 670 entries which produced 447 subject passes.  This resulted in a pass rate of 66.71 percent. Overall performance was fairly satisfactory, with English A, 37 percent and Social studies 44 percent falling below the 50 percent mark.

The most outstanding students were Kadeem Caesar, 11 subject passes with 6 distinctions and Virecia Williams, 10 subject passes with 7 distinctions.

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