PCSS celebrates impressive CSEC exam results

Elisha, Lizette
Elisha, Lizette

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.

PCSS CSEC top performers
PCSS top 8 CSEC performers

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59 Comments

  1. Proud PCSS Teacher
    August 23, 2013

    I am so proud of the students especially my chem students. You all worked hard and did your very best! I’m proud of the grades but your hard work and determination made me happier and even more proud of you. Remember the little tips that I gave you about college and Chemistry at a higher level. Do your best, work hard and stay focused!

  2. td20
    August 16, 2013

    Well done! I have always known your abilities – students and staff.

  3. Konet vive
    August 16, 2013

    gud job to all of them. jus want to recognise jervez.. sis u did it… from EH eh….. :)

  4. The south rises
    August 16, 2013

    It takes a village to raise a child. Thanks for making us proud, the teachers, parents and the community and most important the students. Job well done. The late Pierre Charles must be smiling, he always believe in our students. We just have to roll up our sleeves he would say, and work harder. What better honor you can give a man who worked tirelessly to see our students perform at the highest level? Thank
    Ever so much for making us proud .

  5. LCM
    August 16, 2013

    Great job grandbay. Continue to highlight the positives. I am from the north and we sometimes fail to realize when bad news come from a comunity it affects all dominica
    this is great news so i will join you in celebration. .Keep it up

  6. Grand Bay!!
    August 15, 2013

    that’s my alma matter!!! Good can come from ‘Nazareth’—it is time we make ourselves known for what is good instead of violence.
    so proud of my school, students and teachers

  7. Anonymous
    August 15, 2013

    Wel done kids Ur school is equal to any other school in Dominica or the region the difference will be u how hard u are willing to work and archive great things.ocngrats to u all.

  8. way lay lay
    August 15, 2013

    hmmm how did the students of bagatelle performed?

  9. Anonymous
    August 15, 2013

    so proud of my school.
    happy happy happy

  10. #%**$:-)
    August 15, 2013

    :-D :) :wink: :!: :-P
    I am proud that I am a student of the PCSS. The performance of these students have motivated me greaty. They stand out as roll models to the other students that have not gone to sit the cxc exams. Our excellent success have just started and our school will continue to excel.
    I’M FEELING OVERJOYED

  11. Anonymous
    August 15, 2013

    wow I am very proud of PCSS. Keep it up!!!

  12. #Nadox!!
    August 15, 2013

    Way to go you guys!!! This is my school and I knew that those students would do great!! Hats off to you guys and congratulations!!
    ~They pretty eh :)

  13. Congrats
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats boys and girls.hats off to you.esp.my nephew nael.so very proud of you all.

  14. ???????????
    August 15, 2013

    Congratulations to all the top performers of the PCSS. Continue to excel and always put God first.

  15. Blue Ray
    August 15, 2013

    As part of the second generation to attend PCSS,
    it brings great pride

  16. Fiona
    August 15, 2013

    yup! thats m alma mater and im very proud!! way to go!

  17. Friend of PCSS
    August 15, 2013

    My girlfriend Shirley Samuel the Principal of PCSS must be walking on her toes. Well done Students, parents and teachers keep it up.

  18. sweetcorn
    August 15, 2013

    wow all you must be proud. Congratulations are in order. We at Castle Bruce Secondary there quiet but my girl we well satisfied this year, especially when we think about how these students started in form 4. Everybody happy with how the teachers and that principal push the work. that principal self like a motor behind you. almost all our students leaving with at least 4 subjects and that is what matters. according to the principal self ” everyone must experience a level of sucess’ and we see it this year. So to all at CBSS thank you, The few who pass two and three go and ask Mrs Alfred if all you can go back in Form 5. It is not many of you and trust me if all you try hard she will take all you. she does feel sorry fast.

  19. Fire from Zion
    August 15, 2013

    Thanks to Edison James and the UWP for having the vision to build such a school.

    • >>>>>>>>>>
      August 15, 2013

      It’s a statement of fact!

    • Objective
      August 18, 2013

      However if they had listened to Edison james they would be in jail as they would be putting boots on the ground

  20. DA.
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats to all the student especially Joseline…so proud of u.lookin forward to more celebration in two years..

  21. %
    August 15, 2013

    HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!
    Well done young men/women!!!!!!!!
    Well done TEACHERS!

  22. TEACHER
    August 15, 2013

    Well Done P C S S….. You all did the hard work, now it’s time to celebrate.
    However the journey has just started. KEEP ON LEARNING. Dominica is in need of you all.!!!!!!!!!

  23. anonymous
    August 15, 2013

    Well done PCSS!!!

  24. August 15, 2013

    well done pcss i am very proud of u looking forward for better things to come your way

  25. Nestyy
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats to my alma mater…job well done to the students; especially Petite Savanne massive, i wish you guys all the best as y’all continue on to college and beyond. stay focused and maintain that drive. to the principal and teachers, i know that you guys are committed towards ensuring that our school does well in all areas so continue doing what y’all doing so well! so happy…

  26. Proud Past Student
    August 15, 2013

    Wow… congrats to the Young Ladies and Men, from the PCSS.. you made your families proud… I love that :-D

  27. None
    August 15, 2013

    Lovely, continue to strive for excellence. The stars are reachable. Enjoy your success, parents, family and teachers too.

  28. DC
    August 15, 2013

    Wonderful! Hats off to all involved in the collaborated effort, students, parents and teachers. Being a product of the South, Bagatelle, to be exact, makes me very proud of the students. We can achieve, no matter the school. With the support, dedication, determination, confidence, we can definitely break barriers. PCSS, you have proven to the Nation, like the student at Concord Primary that we can certainly do it, once we try our utmost best. Wishing a successful future to all students. One Love!

  29. keturah alfred
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats PCSS students, parents and teachers! It’s ur day.

  30. tutunee
    August 15, 2013

    i am sooo proud of my school:::congrats to all; well done: congrats to the staff too; keep it up

  31. Sister
    August 15, 2013

    Well done PCSS! Congratulations to everyone, particularlly, Dean Desiree and Tyrell Alexander

  32. Nacinimod
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats to all, but I have a rhetorical question.

    How do D/can students, in general, perform on the internationally recognized SAT and Advanced Placement exams? This is not an irrelevant or disrespectful question since most Dominican students continue their studies at American Colleges and Universities. Still, are there any SAT preparation centers in Dominica?

    • Anonymous
      August 15, 2013

      Have you been following the news for the past decade?? Dominicans have been demolishing international exams, such as, SAT, City n guills, and even universities in the US..

      • Nacinimod
        August 15, 2013

        Dominicans have been demolishing international exams, such as, SAT,

        Thanks for that. And how wonderful our small island nation continue to produce brilliant scholars even in the age universal secondary education.

    • Cowboy
      August 15, 2013

      Caribbean students perform very well overseas. For example, at MSU in Texas, Caribbean students (many Dominicans) have won every department and university award there is. The GPA is the best of any group every year for the past 10 yrs. Quite a record eh?

  33. hope
    August 15, 2013

    Bravo PCSS. :lol: This is definitely cause for a celebration.

  34. grell
    August 15, 2013

    job well done to all of you,you will be rewarded greatly.

  35. orchid
    August 15, 2013

    Way to go Pierre Charles Secondary. Congratulations to the students, parents and staff. I know for sure there are some very dedicated teachers at Pierre Charles Secondary, So I am happy that their labour was not in vain. Teachers, please continue to ensure that you excite your students in the classroom. Your motivation will show in the methods you use to facilitate their learning. I also exhort the students to remain motivated because self-motivation is one of the keys to success. CONGRATULATIONS Pierre Charles Secondary!

  36. Head Boy
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats to all the students who excelled at the exams. Hats off to the dedicated staff at PCSS who work hard to ensure that the students excel. Well Done PCSS! Continue striving for great things :) #Proud

  37. stupes
    August 15, 2013

    The Principal and teachers must be proud..

  38. stupes
    August 15, 2013

    Boy….i just love to hear that. I actually shivered when reading this. LOOK ONES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Too Hard Too Long
    August 15, 2013

    My sincere congratulations to all the top performers. You have done yourselves proud. You have also reinforced the point that success is not just up to the school, it is also up the students. Students can achieve anything, anywhere. Keep up your level of motivation and always remember that you are as strong as you believe you are.

  40. !!!!!!
    August 15, 2013

    Congratulations. Your success is admirable. The sky is the limit. I believe that a major educational record is about to be birthed by the students of Dominica in the coming year. We have just scratched the surface. On another note thank you for giving the explanation on the acronyms used in your article. It makes for a better learning experience for your readers who are not familiar with the Dominica jargon. Thank you.

  41. my 2cents
    August 15, 2013

    I am so proud of you guys. To the staff and students keep up the great work

  42. August 15, 2013

    congratulations PCSS. Great job

  43. gwaj
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats to the kids of PCSS. Keep aiming high!

  44. Harolda
    August 15, 2013

    Congratulations to the students, teachers, parents and well wishers who work behind he scenes for the success of the school. Students, as you step into the future remember the sky is the limit. Teachers, the greatest reward for your hard work is the excellence exhibited by the students and not the salary that you receive. Sometimes you get slary and can’t smile, now you’ve got great results and its all smiles. Parents, you have a God given responsibility to your children, afford them that right.My dear daughter (Kelda) I can say without a doubt; that you’re among very dedicated staff at PCSS. Pierre Charles might have been forgotten in the memory pf many, but today the world will know that his legacy continues at the Pierre Charles Secondary School in Grand Bay. CONGRATULATIONS ALL!

    • teacher at pcss
      August 18, 2013

      Stps @harolda all ppl like you hav no faith in the school thats why you chose to send your daughter to convent this clearly shows children can do well no matter where u place them ……….congrats to my dear students i personally know hw many hours of hard work u all put in and now you are reaping the benefits

      • Harolda
        August 20, 2013

        Sorry you can’t genuinely share in the praise. Instead you’re offended. It is people like you who talk badly about the school and who do not put in a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay. I can choose to send my children where I want as long as I do what I have to do and not depend on you. If training my children to do what they have to do is a problem for you, then too bad. Try carrying out a survey a the school and you’ll discover how many children I have helped and continue to help. May the Lord be with you!

  45. diamond
    August 15, 2013

    congrates to you all and continue doing the gooood work….this year we uppp and it will continue…

  46. Ti Buoy
    August 15, 2013

    Congratulations to all students and staff. This is very positive for Grand Bay and the south in general. Keep up the good work.

  47. Anonymous
    August 15, 2013

    WOWOWOWOWOOWOWWWW…i’m so excited. that’s great. congrats to PCSS teachers and students; Proud of my former school and workplace….

  48. Desiree
    August 15, 2013

    Congrats to all and to my cuz Deanie…

  49. Anonymous
    August 15, 2013

    Outstanding! Pierre Charles. Kudos to the Students, Teachers and Parents who continue to work hard.
    Congratulations to all who excelled, in particular Chelsie Francis, Jervez Laurent and Andric Moses who are from the community of Petite Savanne. Indeed we can overcome obstacles and bring forth productivity. Continue the good work guys. God Bless.

  50. Congratz PCSS!!!!
    August 15, 2013

    Congratulations everyone….. You made us proud… These students were always dedicated and focused I expected nothing but greatness from them

  51. lisa
    August 15, 2013

    Way to go PCSS!! Well done teachers!

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