Chennai region has secured the highest pass percentage in the Class XII CBSE examination this year. Girls have outnumbered the boys by recording a pass percentage of 93.2, compared to 89.79 for boys.

While S. Divya of Modern Senior Secondary School, Nanganallur, has emerged first in the region with 492 / 500, others in the different parts of the city are not left behind. Schools of Mylapore have done extremely well with a cent per cent pass and their toppers securing centums in at least one subject.

For instance, DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, had each student setting his/her own target for the public exams. Giving individual attention made the students come out with flying colours.

The topper of the school, Abhinaya Kanniah, has scored 489 / 500. She has secured centum in mathematics, 99 in physics, 99 in biology, 97 in chemistry and 94 in English. She plans to join medicine and has written the PMPD test.

Says Lalitha Chandrasekaran, principal: She is a very systematic student. She worked hard and was focussed throughout the year. She joined our school for Class XI and was the second topper of SBOA, Anna Nagar in Class X.

The second place in the science group is bagged by Fathima Humaira with a total of 481 / 500. Her mother is an assistant engineer in TNEB and father works with a private concern. She is aiming to join the ECE course.

“We give importance to toppers subject-wise in our school,” said the principal. M. Hema of the Commerce stream has scored 486 / 500 with 98 in maths and business statistics, 99 in accounts and 95 in economics. She joined the school only in Class XI and plans to do Chartered Accountancy.

G. Madhumitha, with a total of 485, stands second in the Commerce group. “She has been with us right from LKG and has always done well,” added the principal.

The factors the DAVians owe to their success are: no omission of portions; understanding concepts in depth; taking every exam seriously to avoid last minute pressure and giving equal importance to all subjects from day one.

P.S. Sr. Sec. School

“With periodical unit tests, right approach and class discussions, our students have done extremely well in the exams,” says Lakshmi Srinivasan, principal, P.S. Senior Secondary School.

K.A. Sumana has secured 491 / 500. With centums in biology and maths and 95 in physics and chemistry, she aspires to become a doctor. The principal vouches for her hard work and maturity in handling situations. She has been with the school from kindergarten and has done well in her academics throughout. She is interested in playing theviolin. While her father works at the Salem Steel Plant, her mother is a maths teacher in the same school. Tulasi, second topper of the school with 489, has secured 99 in physics, chemistry and informatic practice (computer science based group). She has appeared for the Chennai Mathematical Institute Examination and will be opting for engineering.

Ms. Lakshmi attributes the success of her students to her committed faculty and parental support. She feels that the remedial classes and enrichment for those who required and guest lectures have paid rich dividends. None of these schools encourage their students to join private tuitions. It is the faith of the parents and teachers in their wards has made them excel,