Staff Reporter

“Dip in English scores, a matter of concern”

Increase in marks secured in most subjects

Significant increase in scores in Tamil as second language

CHENNAI: City schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have noticed a significant improvement in the overall performance of students in the Class X Board examinations.

When the results were declared here on Tuesday, many schools pointed to an increase in marks secured in most subjects, with the class average having gone up significantly.

“Children seem to have done well in all the subjects. We have a good number of centums in mathematics and the students have done really well in other subjects, too,” said Ajeeth Prasad Jain, Principal of Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram. The highest total in this school was 490.

S.Bhavanishankar, Principal, Chettinad Vidyashram, points to a significant increase in the scores in Tamil as second language. “The marks in Hindi are not as high as that scored in Tamil,” he said. However, the overall performance of students has improved remarkably when compared to last year, with our top scorer securing a total of 487, he added.

Valli Arunachalam, Principal, Padma Seshadri (Nungambakkam) agrees. “The performance of students in both our Nungambakkam and K.K. Nagar branches is very good this year,” she said, pointing to an impressive performance by students, in mathematics, science, social science and Tamil. Ninety eight was the top score in Tamil. All the same, a section of principals felt there was a dip in the English scores this year. While class XII students had scored as high as 97, the scores of Class X students did not even match their performance in school, they said.

Class XII results saw the not-so-high-scorers in school securing marks in the nineties. However, Class X English scores came as quite a shock, they said.