The Corporation schools had recorded a pass percentage of 77.1 in 2011 and 81.1 in 2012 in Standard X public examinations.

Armed with a strong strategy and a beefed up infrastructure, the Corporation schools in the city are targeting a pass percentage of 90 per cent in both Standard X and Plus Two public examinations.

Model question paper

A sum of Rs. 10 lakh was sanctioned to create a question bank targeting the slow learners. It is being distributed to the students now. Separately, teachers were giving out photocopies of question paper models to students identified as having the potential to achieve State ranks.

The Corporation schools had recorded a pass percentage of 77.1 in 2011 and 81.1 in 2012 in Standard X public examinations.

In the Standard XII public examinations, the pass percentage went up from 82 in 2011 to 86 in 2012.

According to officials, a thorough perusal of the question bank alone would make a student score 80 per cent. The effort to improve the pass percentage began as early as last May when the results for Standard XI were announced, officials said. Besides special classes, counselling was also provided to the students.

Measures taken

Corporation Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy told The Hindu that all the Corporation schools have been strengthened in recent years with measures such as improving the laboratories, training teachers to adopt technology to teach lessons, making learning an enjoyable experience for students and even constructing dining rooms in schools where space was available.

A total of 2,245 Class X students and 2,527 Plus Two students would be taking the public examinations from the 27 Corporation Schools in the city.

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