Fifty-seven higher secondary schools in the State saw all their students qualify for higher studies when the results of the State higher secondary examinations.
For the first time in recent history, it was a government Secretary who announced the results of the higher secondary school (HSS) and the vocational higher secondary education (VHSE) examinations. Just before the Secretary-General, Education, James Verghese announced the results, DPI and Higher Secondary Director Mohammed Hanish said that the announcements were being made with the permission of P.K. Kunhalikutty, ‘Minister temporarily in charge of Education.'
This year, nine marks were given as moderation in both the streams to enable students get a D+ grade. Community-wise, the highest percentage of students passed from the general category — 89.11 per cent. Of the 1,32,213 students from government schools, 80.39 per cent passed. From aided schools, 86.33 per cent students passed and for unaided schools, the percentage was 75.36.
The number of students who received A+ for all subjects increased from 1,523 in 2010 to 2,795 this year. The number of candidates who scored D grade or above for all subjects this year fell to 42,785 from 67,704 in 2010. While 769 students scored grade E this year, the figure for 2010 was 890.
According to Mr. Verghese, only five per cent of answer sheets which underwent double valuation had to be sent for a third valuation. This, he said, revealed the high standards of the valuation process. Score sheets and certificates would be distributed by mid-June.
The Save A Year (SAY) examinations will be from June 20 to June 24. Applications for revaluation or scrutiny should be submitted to schools before May 30. There would be no revaluation for mathematics, physics and chemistry answer sheets.