The Class XII result for the CBSE board exams was announced on Monday with a good number of schools in the city achieving cent per cent pass percentage.
Geetha Jayachandran, Principal of Yuvabharathi Public School, said that this was the first batch of class XII students for whom the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system was introduced in class IX. Under the CCE, she said that students were graded based on the consistency of performance throughout the year and not solely on the term-end examinations.
However, in the classes XI and XII, they were back to the earlier system where the term-end examinations alone mattered.
This change was causing stress on students and as such, she called for the CCE to be extended to Class XI and Class XII in the interests of students.
In the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sulur, all the 485 students who appeared cleared the examinations.
According to its Principal R. Srinivasan, the top mark this year - 485 out 500 by J. Aarthi (97 per cent) – was the highest in the school history. Last year, the top scorer secured 94 per cent. A majority of the students had scored above 70 per cent, he said, adding that seven had scored above 90 per cent.
In Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sowripalayam, all the 57 students of science group passed the examinations while 45 of the 47 students from commerce group did so.
In Chinmaya International Residential School, all the 49 students passed. All the four students of Angappa CBSE Senior Secondary School cleared the Class XII examinations with 400 being the top mark.
Shree Sarasswathi Vidhyaah Mandheer also recorded cent per cent pass percentage as did Yuvabharathi Public School.