CBA students perform well in CSEC exams

CBA’s CXC students.

CAY HILL–Charlotte Brookson Academy (CBA) for the Performance Arts has a lot to be proud of. Of the 19 CBA students who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, 17 are from the fifth form and two from the fourth form. The students have recorded a 100 per cent passes in their exams. Additionally, the school marked its fifth anniversary on Sunday, August 20. According to the preliminary results, students wrote different combinations of 11 subjects: 14 English A; one Mathematics; one Human and Social Biology; 14 Electronic Document Preparation Management; four Social Studies; nine Spanish; one Principles of Accounts; five Principles of Business; three Visual Arts; six Dance and three Music.

The top male student obtained grade ones in the five subjects he sat and received straight A profiles in Mathematics and Human and Social Biology. The two top female students obtained all ones in the three subjects they sat. One of which received straight A profile in Spanish. In total 37 grade ones were obtained; 16 grade twos; five grade threes and one grade four. In the meantime, CBA Director Claudette Forsythe-Labega said August 20 was a significant date in the history of CBA as this was the date on which the school officially opened its doors five years ago. “It was the date on which the Prime Minister (William Marlin) gave us the good news that the possibility existed for us to find a new home and it’s the date on which we celebrate the 100 per cent passing rate of our students in the subjects in which they sat the CXC,” she said. “My gratitude goes out to Our Heavenly Father in which the Legendary Charlotte Brookson always placed her trust, the founder of our School Ms. Julienne Augusty for her courage, persistence and perseverance in perpetuating her grandmother’s vision for the children of this island, the current and past Governments, the parents who entrusted us with their children, our dynamic and hardworking staff, our school board and last, but not least our amazing students.” She said the theme for this academic year is “From Survival to Excellence.” She said the school has overcome many hurdles and managed to survive when the odds were stacked against it. “Many naysayers would have liked to see us fail. We have survived and our students are excelling – the same students that were told by our education system that they were not academically inclined. “Together we proved that every child can learn with care, nurturing, discipline and at his/her own pace through an individual approach to teaching. We just need to think outside the box. Thanks to those who have supported us over the past five years, whether financially or through words of encouragement. God is good and St. Maarten’s children are amazing,” Forsythe-Labega said.

Source: The Daily Herald