QC Secondary beats province — again!

  • Mar. 19, 2010 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by Angus Wilson, Superintendent of Schools–The results of the January provincial exams have been released, and Social Studies 11 students at Queen Charlotte Secondary have once again posted dominating scores. While the classes of the last two years beat the Provincial Average by 9 percent and 7 percent, this year’s class average of almost 82 percent topped the 69 percent provincial average by a stunning 13 percent.This huge gap is based on the fact that 46 percent of QCSS’s students earned an “A”, compared to 17 percent in the province. Fully 75 percent of QCSS students earned an “A” or a “B”, compared to 35 percent province-wide. And while 43 percent of students in the province scored “C” or lower, only 4 percent at QCSS were at that level, with no failures. In contrast, the private schools in the province, many of which charge very high tuition, averaged 72percent on the Exam, 10 percent below QCSS’s score, and over 7 percent of their students failed. In fact, in the past five years QCSS scored a 100 percent pass rate on the provincial exam every year.These remarkable results are a tribute to the dedication of QCSS students and staff. This small school has been home to two winners of the “Top Twenty Canadians Under Twenty Award” in the last five years, and that tradition of commitment to excellence has been proudly carried forward by this year’s outstanding Social Studies 11 students. They are to be congratulated for achieving Gold Medal results, without needing overtime!