As if reinforcing recent trends, city girls outperformed boys in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 exams, the results of which were announced on Thursday. Top CBSE schools in the Millennium City reported 100 per cent success with more girls than boys scoring a perfect 10 cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
The pass percentage for girls in the northern region was also marginally higher than that of the boys. CBSE regional director (Panchkula) RJ Khanderao said the results had been exceptional with an overall pass percentage of 99.45. In the region, 99.68 per cent of the appearing girls have passed which is slightly higher than the pass percentage of boys at 99.3, it is learnt. Girls had outperformed boys in the CBSE Class XII exams as well, the results for which came out three days ago.
According to Aditi Misra, principal, Delhi Public School, Sector 45, the credit for such high pass percentages should go to the introduction of the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) methodology in the CBSE syllabus.
“This was the first batch of students to pass out after the CCE was introduced in 2009. Thanks to such differentiated ways of evaluation, the joy of learning has truly replaced the fear of learning. I can see students actually enjoying assessments and taking them without stress,” she said. Delhi Public School, Sector 45, has 75 students with CGPA 10, which is higher than any other school in Gurgaon.
Charu, supervisory head of DAV Public School, said the new assessment method gave scope for better performance. “We send formative assessment (FA) and summative assessment (SA) reports to the board which are then moderated and upgraded based on the co-scholastic performance of the students. This is why the final grades are usually higher than the test scores,” she said.
“The key to my success is consistent effort and seriousness towards studies. It is also timely guidance at every step that helps a student to excel,” said Sparsh Mishra, the only student to have scored CGPA 10 from Manav Rachna International School.
A total of 1,80,271 students had appeared for the exams this year with an overall 99.45 pass percentage from the northern region, comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir.