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24 June 2008 10:14 am

43 percent students reach top slot in senior school exams

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Jana Alkhair Mohammed Ahmad of Al Bayan Independent School has emerged as the overall topper in the Qatar Senior School Certificate (QSSC) examination. Jana scored the maximum 990 points in the exam, for which 1,373 students had appeared. Masri Amna Azhar Othaman, another student of the Al Bayan school, stood second with a score of 980. Seven students of various other schools, including Al Bayan, jointly bagged the third place by scoring 970 each in the secondary school exams. The QSSC comprises the student's Qatar Overall Senior Schooling Score (QOSSS); Senior Schooling Scores (SSSs) in Arabic, English, mathematics and science; Senior School Studies Results (SSSR) as issued by the school; and listing of additional Special School Accomplishments (SSA) identified by the school. The QOSSS is reported on a scale ranging from 700 (lower performance) through to 990 (higher performance) and provides a measure of the student's academic performance in relation to the peer group. It provides an indication of the student's potential to undertake further studies. Releasing the 2008 results yesterday, Adel Sayed, Director, Evaluation Institute, Supreme Education Council (SEC), said of the 1,373 students who took the examination, 593 found a place in the top slot. Of this, 36 students scored the high 951-990 points. Sixteen students could score only in the lowest 700-750 scale. Mena Alla Fayz Abdel Hady El Moghazy of Amna Bint Wahab Independent School is the top scorer in Arabic. Mena scored the maximum 500. A total of 476 students found their place in the high 451-500 score range in English. Twenty students secured the highest 500 score in English. The overall top scorer, Jana Alkhair Mohammed Ahamad, won the top slot in science by scoring the maximum 500. In mathematics, a total of 194 students got an entry into the highest slot. Five students of Al Bayan Independent School got the maximum score of 500. The Pen