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Ardenne is top CAPE school - again

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM

For the second time in four years, Ardenne High in Jamaica has won the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) School of the Year award offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).

Ardenne won the Dennis Irvine Award for producing the top CAPE student - Varna Thomas - in this year's exams.

The St Andrew-based school won the award in 2013 when Varna's sister, Dea Thomas, topped the Caribbean.

Varna achieved grade one in 12 units.

CAPE exams are typically done by students in sixth form.

In the meantime, Jamaican students dominate the 2016 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) regional top awards for performance in subjects sat in fifth form.

Sahara Pinnock, of Holy Childhood High School, won the business studies award with grade one in 10 subjects, while Jevauny Simpson, of St George's College, won for most outstanding performer in two-dimensional art in the visual arts examination.

Danielle Williams, of Campion College, was awarded the best short story prize in the English language exam.

Kayshav Tewari, of Queen's College in Guyana, has been named the most outstanding CSEC candidate overall after achieving grade one in 16 subjects.

The students will receive their prizes at a ceremony scheduled for the Hilton Hotel in Barbados next Thursday.