School sees drop in O-level results
PERDANA Wazir Secondary School has seen a drop in the number of students achieving five or more credits in the Brunei-Cambridge GCE O-Level examinations last year.
The school’s Principal Pg Hjh Zeiniun Pg Mudin said that the percentage achieving five to nine credits has dropped from 18.9 per cent in 2013 to 16.4 last year, although individual performances in certain subjects have improved.
“The staff of the school will not give up, as we continue to strive and improve strategies to increase academic performance,” said Pg Hjh Zeiniun.
She was speaking at a ceremony held yesterday at the school to award those achieving excellent results in last year's O-Level exams.
Out of 21 subjects offered at O-Levels, the school was below the national average in 19 subjects. The exceptions were strong performances in finance-related subjects; Principles of Accounts achieved 80 per cent credits, categorised as grades A to C, compared to the national average of 33 per cent. 71 per cent also achieved credits in Commercial Studies, beating the 44 per cent average nationwide.
The principal said that the current Year 11 students set to sit for O-Levels are being subject to several intervention programmes designed to improve grades, including the ‘Get Your Credits Tutorial’, workshops on how to answer questions as well as counselling involving parents, teachers and students called ‘Programme Promise’.
The Brunei Times