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Posted On: 24 June 2008 11:06 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Girls outshine boys in QSSC exit exams

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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THE Supreme Education Council (SEC)’s Evaluation Institute yesterday announced the results of the 2008 Qatar Senior School Certificate (QSSC) exit examinations. The examinations, which were conducted during May 25-29, tested students’ abilities in mathematics, science, English and Arabic based on Qatar national curriculum standards. Female students performed better than male students while non-Qatari students scored higher marks than their Qatari counterparts even though the latter constituted 69%. A total of 1,373 grade 12 students from eight Independent Schools sat for the exams. The QSSC, being conducted for the second time, is part of the SEC’s education reform, which combines scores from students’ school-based assessment and a series of external tests. Speaking at a forum yesterday, institute’s director Adel al-Sayed said hopefully the details of the results and certificates would be ready by June 29. The overall average scores by students in the four subjects range 700 – 900 out of a total of 1,000. A total of 36 students scored between 951 – 990 with nine overall top performers from Al-Bayan, Omar bin al-Khattab and Amna bint Wahab. The top performers from the three schools include Al-Bayan - Jana al-Khair Mohamed Ahmad Masri (990), Amna Azhar Othman (980), Noof Abdulrahman Ahmad (970); Omar bin Khattab – Abdullah al-Kazaz (970), Haytham Ammar Annatshi (970); Amna Bint Wahab – Ayah Munir Oglat (970), Sajeda Shabib Mohamed Haimour (970), Nour Mohamed Bashir (970) and Tayseer Marwan Mahmoud (970). Mena Alla Fayz from Amna bint Wahab scored 500 in Arabic, Al-Bayan pupil Jana al-Khair Mohamed Ahmad Masri scored 500 in Science, while five students including Jana al-Khair Mohamed Ahmad Masri, Al-Maha Ahmad al-Malki, Amna Azhar Othman, Maryam Abdulrahman al-Khelaifi and Noof Abdulrahman Ahmad from the same school scored 500 each in Mathematics. In English language, 11 Al-Bayan students, five from Omar bin Al-Khattab, three from Amna bint Wahab and one from Doha Independent Schools scored 500. GT