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‘I am Happy it’s all over’ - CSEC top students

VG’s Allydah George aced all nine of her subjects
Jian S. K. Jeffers, Demitri A. T. Browne and Johanna Marrugo (l-r) are the top three for CSEC this year. Photos: Provided/Facebook
Across on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda the one name that came out among the top performers in the National School Leaving Examinations for 2014 was also prominent on the CSEC list. It is Allydah V. George who passed all 9 subjects she wrote. Photo: Provided.
Across on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda the one name that came out among the top performers in the National School Leaving Examinations for 2014 was also prominent on the CSEC list. It is Allydah V. George who passed all 9 subjects she wrote. Photo: Provided.
Jian S. K. Jeffers has given herself some time before the end of her studies at the HLSCC to decide exactly what career she will pursue in the science field. Photo: Provided
Jian S. K. Jeffers has given herself some time before the end of her studies at the HLSCC to decide exactly what career she will pursue in the science field. Photo: Provided
“After I am finished at HLSCC I plan to go to England to study medicine, at HLSCC I will be doing natural science,” Demitri A. T. Browne said. Photo: Provided
“After I am finished at HLSCC I plan to go to England to study medicine, at HLSCC I will be doing natural science,” Demitri A. T. Browne said. Photo: Provided
This news site was unable to reached Johanna Marrugo who is among the top three students at this year's CSEC Examinations. Photo: Facebook
This news site was unable to reached Johanna Marrugo who is among the top three students at this year's CSEC Examinations. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was as if they had rehearsed their lines but that was not so as both Demitri A. T. Browne and Jian S. K. Jeffers said, “I am happy it’s all over,” when contacted by this news site at different times during the course of last night August 12, 2014 following the release of this year’s Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results.

The top three for the Territory hail from the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).

Browne and Jeffers along with Johanna Marrugo who we were unsuccessful at reaching topped the Territory this year with 11 subjects each. According to the two that spoke with this news site they are now a bit more relaxed and comfortable to move on to the next level of their academic dreams starting off at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

“It feels like a burden has been lifted off my shoulder,” said Browne. “It’s something that I had to do a lot of preparing for and it’s something I am glad is finally over,” said Jeffers. They both were not weary of the actual studying and facing the examinations for the greater part but rather the suspense of knowing how they had performed that guided their statements.

They both have a passion for the sciences and while Jeffers has given herself some time before the end of her studies at the HLSCC to decide exactly what career she will pursue in the science field, Browne has his game plan well arranged in his young head.

“After I am finished at HLSCC I plan to go to England to study medicine, at HLSCC I will be doing natural science,” Browne said. For Jeffers who had placed 14th at ESHS for the National School Leaving Examinations earlier this year, she will start her tertiary studies by focusing on the general sciences and thereafter pursuing a career in that field. The subject she was most comfortable with during high school was Biology.

Both students were high in praise to their teachers, the Almighty, Parents and others who supported them along their way. They were also complimenting of themselves for staying focused which they have seen paying off in the end.

Across on the Sister Island of Virgin Gorda the one name that came out among the top performers in the National School Leaving Examinations for 2014 was also prominent on the CSEC list. It is Allydah V. George. Contacted via social media as she is currently overseas vacationing George was overflowing with joy since receiving her CSEC results.

“I would not have achieved such great success if it were not for the help of the Almighty God,” she told this news site.

George sat nine (9) CXC CSEC subjects this year, “and I am thankful that I passed all of them. My hard work and endless studying surely paid off. I am also grateful for all the preparation help that I received from my various teachers.”

In addition, she said that she was extremely happy that she met the criteria to receive a full scholarship from the Government of the Virgin Islands. “And since I am preparing to attend college (HLSCC) this scholarship will enable me to further my studies in Law after I have obtained my Associates Degree,” she said.

In a statement released by the Department of Education 252 candidates who registered to write the English A (English Language) examination, 241 candidates actually wrote the examination. Of this number, 186 received Grades I – III passes, a pass rate of 77.18%, which further indicates an increase of 4.14% over 2013. Fifty-four students received Grade I passes.

Of the 235 candidates who sat the Mathematics examinations, 160 candidates received Grades I – III passes. This indicates a pass rate of 68.09%. This represents an increase in the pass rate of 13.07% over 2013. Thirty-four candidates received Grade I passes.

In Integrated Science, of the 117 candidates who registered, 99 wrote the examination. Of those 99, 88 candidates received passes of Grades I – III. A total of 31 candidates received Grade I passes; In Social Studies, of the 103 registered candidates, 94 wrote the exam. Of those 94 candidates, 57 received passes of Grades I – III.

A total of 3 students received Grade I passes; In Biology, of the 61 registered candidates, 58 wrote the exam and 81% of the candidates were successful; In Chemistry, of the 60 registered candidates, 57 wrote the exam and 86% were successful; In Physics, of the 52 registered candidates, 49 wrote the exam and 92% were successful.

In Human and Social Biology, of the 90 registered candidates, all wrote the exam; 98% of the candidates were successful. In Principles of Business, of the 71 registered candidates, 68 wrote the exam; 75% were successful. In Building Technology of the 11 registered candidates, 8 wrote the exam and 75% were successful.

According to the release the Territory had 32 candidates who each sat more than 8 subjects with 17 of the candidates achieving a 100% success rate. Of those 32 candidates, the Territory had 5 candidates who each sat eleven subject examinations. Three of those candidates achieved a 100% success rate.

The following students received nine subject passes:

Marsha Henry, Wynt-lee Ambrose, Lean Francis, Allydah V. George, Tariq Maduro, Tynicka Jackson, Keithia Grant, Javaughn Cohen, Gidget Hodge, Chetwin Bagot and Nakesha Abel.

The following students received ten subject passes:

Allandell Williams, Jared Lewis, Khristie Latchman, T’Zharia Hodge, Niesther, Hawke, Jordan Grant, Akim Flemming, Rafael Savory and Kaliquia Baptiste.

The following students received eleven subject passes: Johanna Marrugo, Jian Jeffers and Demetri A.T. Browne.
In addition, there were 38 candidates who received seven subject passes and 18 who received eight subject passes.

30 Responses to “‘I am Happy it’s all over’ - CSEC top students ”

  • 16 year old (13/08/2014, 08:22) Like (9) Dislike (23) Reply
    Kudos all you need now is a new minister for Education
  • ooooo (13/08/2014, 09:06) Like (7) Dislike (13) Reply
    we will now see the minister coming forward and taking all the credit but where was he during the big fights and the teenage pregnancies that occurred at the high school?
  • Congratulations (13/08/2014, 09:06) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Marsha, T'zahria, Jared and Demetri. Success is the reward for hard work. Continue to strive for higher heights.
  • chad (13/08/2014, 09:38) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    And they say ESHS is not a good school? Nonsense! The kids with caring, sacrificing and loving parents will always rise above! Congrats guys!
  • huh (13/08/2014, 10:16) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    Have anyone noticed that the Valedictorian and Salutatorian are not mentioned in top CXC CSEC passes...hmmmm makes you wonder
    • Jim (13/08/2014, 12:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Here when it refers to top it means how much they did. Not hating but of those 11 subjects how much are grade 1's?
    • Ha! (13/08/2014, 12:56) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      True thing. Look who excelled when it mattered most. Thing to talk!
    • cxcpolice (13/08/2014, 13:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      The reason why their names are not there is simply because they did not write that number of subjects. At graduation the minister mentioned the number of students who wrote the different number of subjects. I stand to be corrected, if I can recall correctly the Val & Sal each wrote seven subjects.
    • FYI (13/08/2014, 17:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Sal from BFEC wrote and passed 9 subjects
    • To Huh (13/08/2014, 18:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Because they only did 7 subjects each
    • So What? (14/08/2014, 07:01) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      Doesn't really matter. Everyone knows that School Leaving Exam is much more challenging than the CxC examination.

      • too so what? (14/08/2014, 11:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        What are you drinking?
      • @ So What? (14/08/2014, 16:15) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        You sound very ignorant. You lack knowledge. Employers, for decades now, seek employees who have CXC subject passes in English and Mathematics plus at least three others, at the general level. Like us, they know the local school system is corrupt!!! Further, these kids are performing on a region wide level (competing with students from as far as Jamaica to the west and Guyanna to the east) and their papers are independently and objectively marked. We could try to keep down and sabotage locally but when we step off the pebble, many of our children are failures because of the corruption. Congrats students. What is yours and when God is for you not a man can't take it from you!!
  • Nice (13/08/2014, 10:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats, students. Nice to see a male excelling as well!
  • qc (13/08/2014, 11:25) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
    myron or not they would have done good so he needs to keep he wicked backside off air trying to spin tis
  • big girls rules (13/08/2014, 11:43) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    that young boy in the middlel is hot hot hot
  • Primary School Teacher (13/08/2014, 13:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to all of the students. Continue to strive for excellence in what ever you do in life. Johanna, Keithia and Gidget, past students of AMPS, we are extremely proud of your achievement.
  • Wonder (13/08/2014, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happen to the val and sal, make one to wonder.
  • Looking on (13/08/2014, 23:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats to all the students on their success.............. but we need to remember the teacher tutors and parents who was behind them.... Kudus to all who contributed
  • Congrats (13/08/2014, 23:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to our students. All the best in your future studies.
  • DON Q (14/08/2014, 00:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    No more ndp or vip just the truth
  • jack (14/08/2014, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    if i'm not happy with my result can i resit at my school
  • Congrats to each student. (14/08/2014, 12:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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