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City’s humanities students score well in ISC exams

City students peformed well at the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams, according to results declared today. Karishma Venkiteswaram and Sneha Koshy report.

mumbai Updated: May 18, 2013 01:31 IST

City students peformed well at the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams, according to results declared on Friday.

Although the pass percentage of the state has fallen to 97.29%, 1.5% lower than last year, the city’s students have fared much better, said school principals.

With a 98.75%, Nestor Fernandes from Lilavatibai Podar School, Santacruz was one of the highest scorers. “Our school performance for ISC has been fantastic this year. We had 99 students scoring above 90% and 63 students scoring between 80% and 90%,” said Nureen Fernandes, school principal.

Even students studying the humanities fared better this year. Suchita Uppal from Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu bagged a whopping 98.25%, counting best-of-four subjects. “Solving last years’ papers and reading textbooks cover-to-cover is essential to get a good score,” she said.

Five humanities students – Shauna Irani, Tanuja Ranjeet Kate, Simone Gandhi, Vasundha Ramakrishna and Natasha Chaterjee, all from Lilavitabai Podar School – shared the same score of 95.6%. Students from the commerce stream also did well, with Namrata Praveen top scoring with 97%.

Raahil Shah, 18, from Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort, one of the toppers from Mumbai in the 2011 ICSE exams, was a high scorer in ISC exams this year, getting 97.25 % in the science stream.

“I’m pretty happy with my score, it was a nice surprise. I wouldn’t say I expected to do this well. I wasn’t able to give the board exams my full attention because I was busy applying abroad,” he said. Shah has been accepted by Yale, Cambridge and Columbia universities, but is yet to decide where he will go to pursue his undergraduate degree.