Ar­denne is top CAPE school – again

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Jo­van.johnson@glean­

FOR THE sec­ond time in four years, Ar­denne High in Ja­maica has won the Caribbean Advanced Pro­fi­ciency Ex­am­i­na­tion (CAPE) School of the Year award of­fered by the Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil (CXC).

Ar­denne won the Den­nis Irvine Award for pro­duc­ing the top CAPE stu­dent – Varna Thomas – in this year’s ex­ams.

The St Andrew-based school won the award in 2013 when Varna’s sis­ter, Dea Thomas, topped the Caribbean.

Varna achieved grade one in 12 units.

CAPE ex­ams are typ­i­cally done by stu­dents in sixth form.

In the mean­time, Ja­maican stu­dents dom­i­nate the 2016 Caribbean Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Cer­tifi­cate (CSEC) re­gional top awards for per­for­mance in sub­jects sat in fifth form.

Sa­hara Pin­nock, of Holy Child­hood High School, won the busi­ness stud­ies award with grade one in 10 sub­jects, while Je­vauny Simp­son, of St Ge­orge’s Col­lege, won for most out­stand­ing per­former in two-di­men­sional art in the vis­ual arts ex­am­i­na­tion.

Danielle Wil­liams, of Cam­pion Col­lege, was awarded the best short story prize in the English lan­guage exam.

Kayshav Te­wari, of Queen’s Col­lege in Guyana, has been named the most out­stand­ing CSEC can­di­date over­all af­ter achiev­ing grade one in 16 sub­jects.

The stu­dents will re­ceive their prizes at a cer­e­mony sched­uled for the Hil­ton Ho­tel in Bar­ba­dos next Thurs­day.

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