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Zim Top O, A-Level schools for 2011 named

by Staff reporter
06 Mar 2012 at 20:31hrs | Views
LAST year's pass rates for Zimsec Ordinary and Advanced Levels improved significantly compared to 2010.

The pass rate for the November results for O-Level improved by four percent, while that for A-Level improved by over 10 percent.

The 2011 national percentage pass rate for O and A-Level stands at 19,50, from 16,50 for the 2010 results.

The pass rate for A-Level increased to 85,25, up from 75,99 in 2010.

St Faith's High School in Manicaland had the best results for A-Level, followed by Shungu in Midlands and Nyanga high schools in Manicaland respectively.

For O-Level, Nyanga High School was the best-placed school, followed by St Dominics (Chishawasha) and ZRP High School respectively.

Zimbabwe School Examinations Council board chairman Professor Norman Maphosa yesterday said the Grade Seven performance improved by close to four percent, from 25 percent in 2010 to 28,9 percent last year.

He said registered candidates for O-Level went up from 229 522 in 2010 to 241 512 last year. Candidates who sat for A-Level dropped from 27 782 in 2010 to 25 136 last year.

A total of 288 365 candidates registered for Grade Seven examinations last year, down from 303 978 in 2010.

"The O-Level pass rate stands at 19,50 percent last year and the criterion for passing is five subjects or more at Grade C or better up from 16,50 percent the previous year," he said.

"The A-Levels registered a big improvement of 10 percent at 85,25 last year, up from 75,99 percent in 2010 using a passing criterion of two or more subjects at grade E or better.

"It is pleasing to note that across all levels, the pass rates are showing an upward movement trend."

The O and A-Level passes were however, dominated by church-run schools with an overall pass rate of 73,8 percent.

Prof Maphosa paid tribute to Zimsec staff and management for producing the results on time. He praised Zimbabwe's education system, saying the country's General Certificate of Education for O and A-Levels was equivalent to the United Kingdom Ordinary Levels (grades C-A) and Advanced Levels (grades E-A).

He said Zimsec had introduced e-marking, adding that this year's June and November examinations will register developments in marking.

"Another technological development is that in the 2012 A-Level June examinations, we are piloting the registration of candidates via computer," he said.

"In addition to Tonga, which was examined in 2011, Zimsec is going to examine more minority languages."

A Level Ranking 2011 (1st 10)

Position, Name of School    Candidature



1. St Faith's    Manicaland               92

2. Shungu    Midlands                      50

3. Nyanga    Manicaland                  69

4. St Ignatius    Mash East               50

5. Gokomere    Masvingo                 85

6. St Francis of Assisi    Mash East  57

7. St Johns    Mash East                   51

8. Zengeza High    Harare                 93

9. Monte Cassino    Mash East         50

10. Marange    Manicaland                60

The 1st 50 Ordinary Level

1. Nyanga    Manicaland                92

2. St Dominics     Mash East         87

3. ZRP High    Harare                  115

4. St Ignatius    Mash East             79

5. Kriste Mambo    Manicaland     111

6. John Tallach    Bulawayo          103

7. Monte Cassino    Mash East      79

8  St Davids Bonda    Manicaland 199

9.  Chikwingwizha    Midlands         34

10. St Faith's    Manicaland            143

11. Moleli    Mash West                  126

12.Bradley    Mash Central             103

13.Sandringham    Mash West       176

14.Marist Brothers    Bulawayo       129

15. St Augustine     Manicaland      173

16.Hartzell    Manicaland                191

17.Anderson    Midlands                   65

18.Kutama    Mash West                   90

19. St Francis  Assisi    Mash East  132

20. Serima    Masvingo                    137

21. Nyazura    Manicaland                150

22. Regina Mundi    Mildands           146

23. Gokomere    Masvingo                236

24. Daramombe     Mash East          149

25. Langham    Mash Central            110

26.  Mazowe     Mash Central            151

27. Marange    Manicaland                 179

28. Shungu     Midlands                        69

29. St Anthony's     Masvingo             133

30. St Columbus'    Bulawayo             165

31.  Howard     Mash Central              189

32. Marondera     Mash East               161

33. Bernard Mzeki     Mash East           77

34. St Dominic's     Manicaland           234

35.  Mtshabezi     Mat South                176

36.  St Johns Chikwak Mash East       187

37. Nyahuni     Mash East                    148

38.  Ruya Adventist    Mash Central      95

39. Lundi     Masvingo                          123

40. Mt St Mary's     Mash East             139

41. St Anne's Goto     Mash East         127

42. Mandedza     Mash East                 141

43. Nyashanu     Manicaland                153

44. Loreto     Midlands                          106

45. Usher     Mat South                           86

46. St Patrick's     Midlands                   165

47.  Pamushana     Masvingo                216

48. Pakame     Midlands                        153

49. Chibi     Masvingo                            121

50. Goromonzi     Mash East                 185



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