The Pierre Charles Secondary School (PCSS) is highlighting its outstanding performance in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.
8 students from the PCSS are among Dominica’s 42 top students obtaining at least 6 ones in this year’s examinations.
Elisha Titre, the 2013 Student of the Year, obtained 10 grade ones and 1 grade two. The other top performers include Lizette Elie who obtained 9 grade ones and 2 grade twos, Gordon Royer – 7 grade ones, 4 grade twos and 1 grade three, Dean Desiree – 7 grade ones, 2 grade twos and 2 grade threes and Joseline Alexander – 7 grade ones and 2 grade twos.
Also putting in top performances were Andric Moses who was the head boy of PCSS. He copped 6 ones, 2 twos and 2 threes. Chelsie Francis and Jervez Laurent also obtained 6 ones. Tyrell Alexander got 5 ones and Naiel Noel received 4 ones.
This year, PCSS saw a record number of students writing 10 or more subjects. For the first time, three students wrote 11 subjects and four students attempted 12 subjects in one sitting.
The school registered a 74.7 % success rate at this year’s CSEC exam, a 9.2% increase over last year’s performance. The percentage pass rate in 11 subjects increased over last year’s performance. 8 students wrote Economics for the first time at PCSS and all were successful. There was a 100% pass rate in Clothing & Textile, Economics, Food & Nutrition, Geography, Principles of Accounts and Biology. 9 other subjects registered a pass rate of 80% or higher. This year, there was a significant increase in the number of ones, twos and threes obtained over last year’s results with the number of ones increasing by 100%.
According to a PCSS release, “a combination of the dedication and commitment of the students, hard working staff and supportive parents are some of the factors that contributed to the school’s impressive results this year. Many of the students had a drive to do well and decided to maximize their full potential by taking up extra subjects in the afternoon. The teachers supported the students whole heartedly by going over and beyond the call of duty just so that the students’ wishes to do additional subjects would be fulfilled.”
The release adds that “PCSS can boast of many gifted students, as was evidenced in this year’s CSEC exams and many exceptional teachers.”
Clementina Laurent of the PCSS was awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year at the 2012 Teacher of Excellence Awards. Another teacher at the school Irvin Jackson, was recently awarded the first Phenomenal Male Teacher of Excellence Award and Walson Pacquette was named the P.E. Sports Teacher of the Year for 2 consecutive years.
“PCSS is certainly stamping its seal of success in Dominica and will continue to do so,” the release concludes.