Inventure Academy, which saw its first class of ICSE students graduate, was basking in the glory of recording cent per cent results with two students notching 90 per cent and the rest above 60 per cent. “They deserved it,” said an exuberant school principal Noraine.
Making the cent per cent mark for the 35th consecutive year was Cluny Convent High School, Malleswaram. “This is the best results we have achieved. I am proud of my students and teachers,” said Sr Maria Theresa, school Principal. Of the 163 students who appeared for the examination, 41 students scored more than 90 per cent and 56 students above 80 per cent. Sr Maria believed that her students could have scored better in Science and Mathematics.
Naksha S topped the school with 96.28 per cent. Aspiring to be an architect, she credits her parents and teachers for her success. “My dad was very encouraging and taught me not to get worked up during exams. I slogged through my study holidays,” she confided.
Deepa Jain came second with 95.28 per cent and Kruthika Manjunath third with 95.44 per cent.
Vinay B Biradar of New Cambridge High School with 92.7 per cent is the highest scorer of his school. “I was sure of scoring above 90 per cent marks but topping my school was a bonus,” he said. Vinay, who scored 100 in Computer Application says, “I did not employ any special technique to prepare for my exam, but being attentive in class paid off.” Medicine being his aim, PCMB stream will be his obvious choice in college.
Seventeen out of a class of 65 students of Presidency School, Nandini Layout, scored above 90 per cent marks and most others 60 per cent. Four students have secured centums in Computer Application and one student in Environmental Education. School Principal J Bhuvaneshwari said, “We are happy with the overall performance of our students. The teachers and students have worked hard for it. The school’s average score is 83 per cent.” Mithun C is the topper of the school with 94 per cent. “Scoring above 90 per cent was my foregone conclusion but topping the school was not.” He is grateful for the constant support of his parents and teachers, which helped him focus on the exam. His ambition - to be a Mechanical Engineer.
Pooja U Tata, who came a close second with 93.71 per cent says, “Preparation for the boards began from the start of the academic year. My parents and teachers never pressurised me and the examination was a breeze.” She did not find any of the question papers tough, but believes application is crucial for success.
Mandira Kollali of St Joseph’s High School secured 95.16 per cent in the Commerce stream of ISC (XII) 2010 examination. Sound preparation is her mantra and she started as early as October. The assignments given by her teachers helped her achieve the scores, she adds. “Initially I found Mathematics tough but with rigorous practice I turned it on its head,” she reveals. With a centum in Accountancy under her arm, law is still her first love.