Queens Col­lege stu­dent tops CSEC, St Rose’s High pupil tops CAPE

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Caribbean Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Coun­cil (CSEC) Ex­am­i­na­tion and Caribbean Ad­vanced Pro­fi­ciency Ex­am­i­na­tion (CAPE) re­sults were an­nounced ear­lier this week.

Michael Bhopaul, 16, of the Queens Col­lege Sec­ondary School was the top CSEC per­former with 25 sub­jects. The young lad recorded 24 grade ones and one grade 2.

Michael se­cured grade one passes in Math­e­mat­ics, Ad­di­tional Math­e­mat­ics, English A, Physics, Chem­istry, Bi­ol­ogy, Hu­man and So­cial Bi­ol­ogy, In­te­grated Sci­ence, Prin­ci­ples of Ac- counts, Prin­ci­ples of Busi­ness, Of­fice Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Eco­nomics, Elec­tronic Doc­u­ment Prepa­ra­tion and Man­age­ment, In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, So­cial Stud­ies, Caribbean His­tory, Ge­og­ra­phy, Tech­ni­cal Draw­ing, In­dus­trial Tech­nol­ogy, Span­ish, French, Food and Nutri­tion, Home Eco­nomic Man­age­ment and Agri­cul­tural Sci­ence Dou­ble Award which counts as two sub­jects.

Bhopaul re­vealed the jour­ney lead­ing up to CSEC was not a rig­or­ous one, “when it came to ex­ams it wasn’t re­ally rig­or­ous in any way”, since he was con- sis­tent in his stud­ies.

The top ten CSEC stu­dents hail from Queen’s Col­lege, Anna Regina Sec­ondary, Tagore High, Saraswati Vidya Nak­i­tan, ISA Is­lamic and Mar­ian Academy.

Mean­while, Top CAPE per­former, Shawn Shewram who at­tained eight grade ones said de­spite the dif­fer­ing views on the num­ber of sub­jects that should be writ­ten, he was forced to beat the odds.

“I think gain­ing cer­tain op­por­tu­ni­ties in Guyana is dif­fi­cult in terms of schol­ar­ships and spon­sor­ships, so in or­der to put my­self out there I had to write more sub­jects than the av­er­age stu­dent,” Shewram said. He plans to pur­sue fur­ther stud­ies in the field of Law.

Other top CAPE perf orm­ers came f r om St. Rose’s High, Queen’s Col­lege and Saraswati Vidya Nak­i­tan Sec­ondary Schools.

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