City ICSE students on national map

May 22, 2014 12:00 am | Updated 05:31 am IST - BANGALORE:

It was celebration time for several ICSE schools in the city, which secured cent per cent results. To top that, two of the four students, who grabbed top spots at the national level by securing 98.6 per cent, are from schools in Bangalore.

Shreyas Sudhaman of Sri Kumaran Public School was pleasantly surprised after learning that he had made a mark at the national level. He bagged centum in mathematics and computer science. He said, “My organised schedule from the first day of class helped. I devoted four hours daily for studies. I believe the quality of studying is more important that quantity,” he said.

Despite the achievement, his mother Rachana Sudhaman said that Shreyas would switch to the CBSE syllabus in class eleven. “Most competitive exams are based on the CBSE syllabus,” she explained. The other national-level topper is Apoorva Narayanaswamy, a student of St. Paul’s English School in J.P. Nagar. She too secured two centums. She said that the feeling of being a topper was yet to sink in. The aspiring cardiologist was overwhelmed by the messages of congratulations that were pouring in. While she knew she would get a good score, she did not expect to emerge as one of the toppers. She devoted two hours of studies daily throughout the year while stretched up to 12 hours during exams.

Rajat Vadiraj Dwarakanath, a student of St. Paul’s English School, J.P. Nagar, secured 98.4 per cent. He shares the second rank with several others at the national level.

He said, “The worksheets, the monthly tests and pre-board exams helped me to judge my various skills and identify my mistakes. My teachers were very supportive and clarified my doubts. They always motivated us to excel,” he said even as he was enjoying a well-deserved break in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Those who secured ranks at the State level too were beaming. Tejas Kumar of Presidency School in Nandini Layout scored 98.2 per cent and bagged centums in three subjects.

The aspiring bureaucrat shares the third rank with Dipayan Sinha of Bishop Cotton Boys High School. Dipayan said that his entire family helped him plan his preparations and set his timelines as well.

Inventure Academy, Sophia High School, Bethany High, Clarence High School, Bishop Cotton Boys’ High School, Cluny Convent, Baldwin Girls’ High School, St. John’s High School, Frank Anthony Public School, Presidency School, Nandini Layout were among those which recorded cent per cent pass. Some schools performed exceedingly well with students securing distinctions as well.

In Inventure Academy, 60 per cent of the class scored 90 per cent and above.

The average score was 86 per cent. At Carmel School in Padmanabhanagar, of the 89 students, 40 scored above 90 per cent.

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