O'niel Leblanc

O’niel LeBlanc

A student of the St. Mary’s Academy has received the highest number of grade ones at this year’s CSEC examination.

O’neil Le Blanc netted 11 grade ones.

He is closely followed by Convent High School student, Alex Maree Roberts, who received 10 grade ones and a grade two.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Education Officer, Melina Fontaine, revealed that a total of 1,040 students wrote the exams in 2013 from secondary schools across the island and the students were examined in 31 different subject areas.

It was also recorded that 42 students obtained six grade ones, a better performance compared to 35 in 2012.

Amongst the top performers are Elisha Zareith Titre from the Pierre Charles Secondary School with 10 ones and one grade two, Jade Alexander of the Convent High School received 10 grade ones and Lizette Ellyn Eli of the Pierre Charles Secondary School obtained 9 grade ones and 2 grade twos. Daislyn Vidal of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School received 9 grade ones, and 1 grade two and Juanita Michelle Corbette of the Portsmouth Secondary School obtained nine grade ones.

This year Dominica recorded the highest number of grades 1 to 3, since recording began.

It is also the second highest year for students obtaining grades 1-3 in Mathematics and third highest for English A.

The overall success rate is  74.7 percent in the May/June 2013 CSEC Examinations which indicates a significant improvement in the performance of students.

In 2012, the island recorded a pass rate of 67.5 percent.