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Toppers of Tambaram

S. Arvind of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Photo: A. Muralitharan   | Photo Credit: Photo: A. Muralitharan

V. Pavithra of Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School on Kannagi Street, Ullagaram, secured 1,190 marks, including a centum in Mathematics and Physics and stood State first among students who had opted for a second language other than Tamil.

Elaborating, Pavithra says that apart from the quality time spent at school, she spent a solid six hours a day, spending an average one hour for each of her subjects. “It was extremely important to pay rapt attention in class. Portions were completed by December end and from then onwards, we wrote many revision tests. These revision tests played a vital role,” she adds.

K. Vasudevan, Correspondent of the school, says the management attaches a lot of importance on interacting with parents at least once in three months, briefing them about the progress made in studies by their children. Teachers walk the extra mile to ensure that the level of preparation among the students to face the public examinations is highest. The school produces State and Kancheepuram District-level toppers regularly.

S. Arvind is confident that will be a doctor in a few years time. Why not, after scoring 1,188 marks and also emerging as the joint-third among State toppers from students who had opted for a second language other than Tamil. He has scored centum in chemistry and biology, 199 in mathematics, 194 in English, 198 in Sanskrit and 197 in physics. He also wants to specialise in cancer research.

“I chose biology group as it is possible to choose both medicine and engineering. I hope to pursue medicine in JIPMER or Madras Medical College,” he says. His parents have been living in Tumkur, Karnataka for a long time and till Class X he studied there.

“I was very particular that my son study his Plus Two at Zion Matriculation as he had the potential to score high marks,” says S. Andal, his mother. Interested in writing and poetry, Arvind also wants to be a part-time journalist and plans to be begin his own blog. A planned schedule and dedicated study hours will ensure good marks in the public examinations is his simple prescription for success.

N. Vijayan, school principal and correspondent, says students should have plenty of rest and as a rule, the school prevents their students from going for tuitions. Constant revisions and additional coaching classes are provided to students, many of whom were first generation learners from many rural pockets around Selaiyur and Tambaram.

R. Sundarara Raman of Smt Ramkuwar Devi Fomra Vivekananda Vidyalaya in Chromepet is among the joint State third topper in the Plus Two examinations among students opting for a second language other than Tamil.

He has scored centum in Physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, 198 in Sanskrit and 190 in English. He has studied in the same school since LKG and is very fond among his friends and teachers.

The revision examinations and special attention from school teachers was the clinching factor for him to score such high marks. R. Ravindran, Honorary Correspondent of the school, points out that 34 students were identified as having the potential to secure a State rank and along with the regular special attention for all students, they were provided additional care by the best faculty from Vivekananda Educational Society. Plus Two students were encouraged to take part actively in extra curricular activities, he added.

Wrong notion only slow learners opt for Commerce

R. Deepa, after scoring 1,188 marks in the Plus Two examinations, is a joint third-rank holder among students who had opted for a second language other than Tamil. Scoring centum in four subjects – Commerce, Accountancy, Economics and Business Mathematics, she scored 198 in her second language Sanskrit and 190 in English.

She is a student of SDAV School in Adambakkam. According to Deepa, the portions were completed by end of December.

Apart from the regular revision tests, her school conducted micro tests — that is 14 tests of 90 minutes duration were conducted for from all the six subjects.

These micro tests school helped her to have a thorough understanding and knowledge of the subjects.


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