Careers & Education

Campion, Immaculate dominate high achievers in CSEC

BY LUKE DOUGLAS Observer senior reporter douglasl@jamaicaobserver.com

Sunday, September 23, 2012    

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CAMPION College and Immaculate Conception High School had the most students achieving at least eight subjects at grade one in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams earlier this year.

Eighty-six students from Campion and 55 from Immaculate earned at least eight grade ones, according to figures provided by the Ministry of Education.

The two Corporate Area schools were followed by Glenmuir High from Clarendon with 37 students getting eight grade ones, and Ardenne High, also from St Andrew, with 34.

The four schools had 212 students achieving eight grade ones in the CSEC or more than half of the 396 students in the country getting eight ones.

Forty-one of the more than 160 public secondary schools had at least one student getting eight ones.

A few non-traditional high schools had one student each on the list, including Albert Town High, Ascot High, Eltham High, and Jonathan Grant High.

Meanwhile, of the top 21 schools with students with eight grade ones, there are 10 girls' schools, three boys' schools and eight co-ed schools.

There are five girls' schools in the top 10, with Wolmer's Boys' being the only all-male institution.

There are eight Corporate Area schools in the top 21, with the other 13 being from rural Jamaica.

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