'O' Level top 100 schools

HARARE - Monte Cassino Secondary School in Mashonaland East Province produced the best Zimbabwe Schools Examination (Zimsec) November 2013 Ordinary Level results, recording a 100 percent pass rate.

At least 82 candidates sat for the exam.

Perched between two mountain ranges some seven kilometres South-East of Macheke, Monte Cassino is a girls-only Catholic boarding school.

The school was founded as part of the Catholic Mission at Monte Cassino in 1902 and has flourished over the years, establishing a rock solid reputation of academic excellence.

In 2012, the school featured in the Top 10 for both A’ and O’ levels, coming out placed at position 9 and 7 respectively.

Gweru-based Anderson Secondary School, where 69 candidates sat for the examination, came second, recording a 97, 1 percent pass rate.

Completing the Top 10 are Zimbabwe Republic Police High School (96,58 percent), John Tallach Secondary School (96,15) Nyanga High School, the best performer in 2012 ( 96 percent, St Ignatius College (95,95),  Nyazura Adventist (94,63),  Regina Mundi Secondary School (93,75) St Dominics (Chishawasha) Secondary (93,26) and Kriste Mambo Secondary School (92,31).

The total number of candidates who sat for five subjects and above was 173 856.

Candidates who passed five subjects and above with a Grade C or better were 36 031.

The overall pass rate for November 2013 was 20,72 percent, a 2,32 percent increase from November 2012 pass rate of 18,4 percent.

Esau Nhandara, the Zimsec director  said November results had been dispatched to Zimsec regional offices countrywide and thanked those who took part in the marking as well as Zimsec staff for their commitment and dedication to duty.

He said female students had a percentage pass rate of 18, 51 percent while their male counterparts registered 27,41 percent, a difference of 8,9 percent.

The percentage difference between males and females has increased by 4 percent.

"Zimsec is notifying examination centres, candidates, parents, guardians and all other stakeholders that the November 2013 Ordinary Level results are out and have been dispatched to Zimsec regional offices," said Nhandara.

2013 Pass Rate School Rank Order for Ordinary Level

Registered 5+ and passed 5 and above.

Top 100

Position         Centre Name                       Candidature      %Pass rate

1.         Monte Cassino Secondary School      82                     100                

2.         Anderson Secondary School              69                      97, 1                     

3.         Zimbabwe Republic Police                 117                    96, 58

4.         John Tallach Secondary School          130                   96, 15

5.         Nyanga High School                           100                  96

6.         St Ignatius College                             74                    95, 95

7.         Nyazura Adventist School                  149                   94, 63

8.         Regina Mundi Secondary School       144                    93, 75

9.         St Dominics (Chishawasha)                89                    93, 26

10.       Kriste Mambo Secondary School       104                    92, 3     

11.       Moleli High School                             117                   92, 3

12.       Langham Secondary School               88                     92, 05

13.        St Faith’s Secondary School              124                  91, 94

14.        St Augustine’s Penhalonga                136                   91,91

15.        Sandringham Secondary                    194                   89, 18

16.        Chikwingwizha   Secondary School  42                        88, 1

17.       Marist Brothers Secondary School     126                    87, 3

18.       St Davids Bonda Secondary School  196                    86, 73

19.      St Antony’s High School                     185                   86, 49

20.      Alpha College                                      42                   85, 71

21.       Ruya Adventist Secondary                 107                   85, 05

22.       Serima Secondary                               140                 85

23.      Hama Secondary School                      88                    84, 09

24.      Goromonzi High School                      191                    83, 77

25.       St Francis of Assisi High School        147                     83, 67

26.       St Francis Xavier’s Kutama                157                     83, 44

27.       Howard High School                          184                    83, 15

28.       Nyadire Secondary School                 128                    82, 81

29.       Bernard Mizeki College                      63                      82, 54

30.     Bradley Secondary School                   139                    82, 01

31        MT ST Mary’s Secondary School       129                     81.4

32        St Dominic’s High School                  260                     81.15     

33        ST Columba’s High School                167                     80.84

34        Gokomere High School                      241                     80.5

35        Marange High School                         189                    80.42

36        Marondera High School                      166                     79.52

37        Hartzell High School                          174                     79.31

38        Shungu High School                           82                      79.27

39        Sanyati Baptist Secondary School      151                     78.81

40        Pamushana Secondary School            195                    78.46

41        Mazowe High School                         120                     78.33

42        Waddilove High School                     202                       76.73

43        Lundi Secondary School                    106                      75.47

44        ST Anne’s Goto Secondary School    98                        74.49

45        Mandedza High School                      133                      74.44

46        Rusununguko High School                 211                      74.41

47        Mukaro High School                           159                     74.21

48        Nyahuni (Makunde) Secondary school 155                     73.55

49        Chibi High School                              184                     72.83

50        ST Patrick’s Secondary School           184                     72.37

51        Nhowe Secondary School                  130                      72.31

52        Zimuto Secondary School                  187                      72.19

53        Dadaya Secondary School                  150                     72

54        ST Albert’s Secondary School            133                      71.43

55        Berejena Secondary School                103                     70.87

56        Makumbe High School                       113                      70.8

57        Maranatha Adventist Secondary School147                     69.86

58        Hanke Adventist Secondary School   88                          69.32

59        Mutendi high School                          104                      68.27

60        Daramombe Secondary School           153                      67.97

61        ST Peters (Mbare Secondary School  78                        67.95

62        ST Paul’s Musami                               177                    67.8

63        Nyashanu Secondary School              152                     67.76

64        David Livingstone Secondary School            104             67.31

65        All Souls High School                        118                      66.95

66        Emmanuel Secondary School             133                     66.95

67        Murewa High School                          266                     66.92

68        Usher Secondary School                     133                    66.92

69        Green Gables High School                 38                       65.79

70        Minda Secondary School                    97                      64.95

71        ST Johns Secondary School                131                    64.89

72        Presbyterian Secondary School          91                       64.84

73        Silveira Secondary School                  167                     64.67

74        Nagle House                                       113                    64.6

75        Queen Elizabeth School                      175                    62.86

76        Holy Cross Secondary School            102                      62.75

77        ST KIlian’s Secondary School            81                        61.73

78        Adventist Secondary School              106                       61.32

79        Msthabezi Secondary School              198                     61.11

80        Mutare Girls High School                   143                      60.84

81        ST Michaels’ High School                  108                      58.97

82        Mt Selinda High School                     156                      58.97

83        St Benedict’s Secondary School        95                        58.95

84        St Joseph’s                                          151                  58.94

85        Makumbi High School                        177                      58.76

86        Kwenda Secondary School                152                       58.55

87        Pakame Secondary School                  130                     58.46

88        Chindunduma No 2 Secondary          119                         57.98

89        Loreto Secondary School                   130                       57.69

90        Msengezi High School                        143                      57.34

91        Thekwane High School                       126                      57.14

92        Chemhanza Secondary School           140                      57.14

93        Mashoko Secondary School               104                      56.73

94        Jameson High School                          120                    56.67

95        Ngezi Secondary                                 203                    56.65

96        Inyathi Secondary                               87                       56.32

97        Lydia Chimonyo Secondary               116                        56.03

98        St John’s High School                         61                       55.74

99        Mucheke No 2 Ndarama School         229                       55.46

100      St Mathias Tsonzo Secondary            150                        55.33

 

Comments (325)

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CARTRIDGE GALLARY - 14 February 2014

I would like to acknowledge the observations made by TAKAZ PA DOUGLAS. I agree with him 100%. I am not sure whose ranking this is, Daily News or Ministry of Education? but the ranking, while it is indicative it can also be very misleading. For example is 100% of 82 students better than 81% of 260 students? what is the implication of these numbers considering issues such as teacher pupil ratio, availability of teaching materials and so on? Moreover this ranking is combining boarding schools, day schools, government schools, private schools, boys only schools and girls only schools in one list, is this feasible? are the conditions similar? Do all schools conduct entrance tests? for example my child wrote an entrance test at Regina Mundi , they wanted only 150 form 1 students but invited over 1500 potential students, its obvious they recruited the best of the best. Is it fair to compare Regina Mundi with a bambazonke government schools that is not at liberty to turn away students even those with 36 Units at gr 7? These schools obviously do not have a common denominator therefore it may be misleading to compare them simplistically like that. We need a proper statistical analysis by competent statisticians so that we can derive some real meaning out of this data. Zvisinei I still want to congratulate those who passed and urge all schools to work harder.

Parent - 14 February 2014

SORRY ITS MORE-THAN 7% FOR ADVENTISTS

mapex - 14 February 2014

where are you empandeni girls ? pull up your socks . lingatshiwa ngabanye.

tsondayi w - 14 February 2014

St Johns Emerald Hill, weldone for qualifyng in the top 100... Im proud of u my school.

vimbai - 14 February 2014

Contrary to many comments I am seeing here, the low pass rate of 21% is testimony to the fact that our education standards are still set very high. Zimbabwe does not lower the pass mark during the so called "moderation" to make the pass rate look impressive like other countries do. we stick o our guns and our students have to earn a pass. We cant have a pass mark 0f 30% like just to record a high pass rate, thats lowering standard and destroying the whole future of our education.

Michiel - 14 February 2014

Good reporting. Could you please also publish the top 100 "A" level schools.

Gono - 14 February 2014

Contrary to many comments I am seeing here, the low pass rate of 21% is testimony to the fact that our education standards are still set very high. Zimbabwe does not lower the pass mark during the so called "moderation" to make the pass rate look impressive like other countries do. we stick o our guns and our students have to earn a pass. We cant have a pass mark 0f 30% like just to record a high pass rate, thats lowering standard and destroying the whole future of our education.

Michiel - 14 February 2014

Contrary to many comments I am seeing here, the low pass rate of 21% is testimony to the fact that our education standards are still set very high. Zimbabwe does not lower the pass mark during the so called "moderation" to make the pass rate look impressive like other countries do. we stick o our guns and our students have to earn a pass. We cant have a pass mark 0f 30% like just to record a high pass rate, thats lowering standard and destroying the whole future of our education.

Michiel - 14 February 2014

Contrary to many comments I am seeing here, the low pass rate of 21% is testimony to the fact that our education standards are still set very high. Zimbabwe does not lower the pass mark during the so called "moderation" to make the pass rate look impressive like other countries do. we stick o our guns and our students have to earn a pass. We cant have a pass mark 0f 30% like just to record a high pass rate, thats lowering standard and destroying the whole future of our education.

Michiel - 14 February 2014

tinofara vana vedu vapasa we have proved that zimbwebweans vanorova chikoro. May all the schools retain all the students who may qualify for ''A'' level instead of taking vane 8 As and above chete. lets be considerate. pagrade 7 makatora cream, modazve kutora ''A'' level cream yabvepi ?

point of correction - 14 February 2014

Ndinotenda vabati vezvikoro zvinoti Kwenda, Makumbe, Daramombe,St Francis of Assis,Chemhanza ne basa guru ramakaita, keep it up.

tsondayi w - 14 February 2014

these schools take cream chete we 4 units chete can only compare when they take the same as the other schools. however congrats on maintaining cream iri cream.

miranda - 14 February 2014

these schools take cream chete we 4 units chete can only compare when they take the same as the other schools. however congrats on maintaining cream iri cream.

miranda - 14 February 2014

May we have the list of the last 100 schools who performed badly.

W.Tsondayi - 14 February 2014

Whats wrong with Nyatsime college. Boarding School, in town, expensive but nothing. Vheremu and crew get away.

Policeman - 14 February 2014

Ndinotenda vabati vezvikoro zvinoti Kwenda, Makumbe, Daramombe,St Francis of Assis,Chemhanza ne basa guru ramakaita, keep it up.

tsondayi w - 14 February 2014

Ndinotenda vabati vezvikoro zvinoti Kwenda, Makumbe, Daramombe,St Francis of Assis,Chemhanza ne basa guru ramakaita, keep it up.

tsondayi w - 14 February 2014

Mucheke 2 (Ndarama) munodadisa chose. Day School kupinda mutop 100 makaoma mai Makausi

Nyengera - 14 February 2014

Daramombe no. 60 . Guys ndaikutembai we need improvement.

S.M. - 14 February 2014

well done skools from Masvingo u did very well wats happening to skools in Matebeleland guyz wek up

CAMMELLO - 14 February 2014

Matebeleland schools what % do you make of the top 100?Soon you will be whining about marginalisation when the truth is that teachers and their headmasters do not have fire in their bellies.You are lazy and lack the zeal to do your best with the little resources you admittedly MAY have.You especially do not deserve even a penny of increment.Many of your students cannot write coherent ndebele at grade 7 and english reading and writing from grade one is a complete disaster.I come from Matabelelannd ,i live in Matabeleland and l do not want people to infer tribalism in these comments when all l am saying is let us account to ourselves about our children's poor perfomance.Mr editor do not patronise me.

MASCARA - 14 February 2014

Mazowe , what is happening. Do you think there is need for leadership change or strategy change

Dhanzi - 14 February 2014

Vakomana,maday schools emuHarare kana kuonekwa kurekure.Whats happening vanaSex High.

otty - 14 February 2014

Tinokwirira. Keep on rising Zimuto High School. Thumbs up to VaChihanga. Welldone to all Masvingo Province Schools which did very well

WEZHIRA WE-RESULT - 14 February 2014

Tinodawo top 100 yacho ye Cambridge tione.

zIM sEC - cAMBRIDGE - 14 February 2014

Asi iwe Emmanuel Kandira hauzivi kuti Queen Elizabeth High iri mu Harare ne ZRP?

Beyond - 14 February 2014

Keep it up Queen Elizabeth

Beyond - 14 February 2014

am proud of my old school Marondera high. Am shocked though that Kutama did not even make top 100!!

Simba Madamombe - 14 February 2014

You should consider that these schools take the best students and obviously they should produce a 100 % pass rate.You should also know that some of these schools you think are least in perfomance are writing cambridge e.g Arundel. Its unfortunate that you dont get to see their 100 %.Also some of these schools in Harare are taking good and bad students.Even up to 36 units.If those students even got 2 subjects they have passed.Teachers dont be discouraged, keep on keeping on.Plus statistically you cant compare 100 students to 60 students. Schools like Harare High take good and bad students.You definately cant compare with schools only taking the cream.I think getting less than 100 % means they have failed as they originally started with the creme de la creme.

theresa - 14 February 2014

Nyazura you make us proud

mukoma - 14 February 2014

adventist schools yu make me proud.....

marvelous - 14 February 2014

big up Inyathi it used to be other schools but here we a, one of the best schools in Zimbabwe

former inyathi student @nust - 14 February 2014

Try taking these results anywhere in the world and see how far you get...

Nkosi - 14 February 2014

MuHarare Murikuitwei? Tipei ranking dzawo tione nema pass rates acho

Nyanga T. - 14 February 2014

ko st james chivamba high school irip ma school yakaita kuti pabude 450 DRS varipo izvezvi......da fundis

zaka E.O - 14 February 2014

Comparing performance based on percentage gives advantage to schools with small enrollments. Who said Cambridge exams are elite? Mental colonisation still exist.

Mbudzi - 14 February 2014

PMK, there is nothing called elite schools anymore, sorry you are living in pre-independence era. Elite, what is elite, just say expensive schools.

ele - 14 February 2014

Most schools in Harare are day Schools. Child has to contend with kombis, walk unimaginable distances from rank to school and back, goes home to cook and look after the young ones. Weekends busy at home. How can they compare with those in Boarding I ask. A challenge to parents with day scholars to give them time to study when possible.

Berita - 14 February 2014

This ranking system is not fair. There is a lot of variables which need to be takeb into consideration for proper ranking. Grade 7 results need to be taken into consideration, the number of students who sat for the exam needs to be considered as well as the number of day scholars at that school. Otherwise this ranking is not conclusive at all. How can for example, a pupil who had 4 units at grade 7 and passes with 5Cs at O Level contribute to a high ranking since its a pass mark though we expect better grades in such circumstance.... A lot needs to be done

Gadzo Mutoko - 14 February 2014

Well done Lundi High kwa Runde

abraham napulu - 14 February 2014

The dominating features of the best performers are (1) They have small classes becoz they handpick the best students from Form 1 (2) They are boarding schools which also means their students are dedicated to schooling. The overwhelming number of parents cannot afford boarding. (3) These schools are therefore cherrypicking from the best Grade 7 students most likely from parents with better incomes. What about the poor rural kids? We are perpetuating apartheid here. (4) The best performers are Christian schools that are not humstrung by being forced to enrol from feeder primary schools like govt schools. These schools cherrypick from the whole country while govt schools must enroll Grade 7s from their surrounding primary schools. That means that these lazy Christian schools are hardly capacitating their own surrounding areas, but remain aloff to their struggles. In conclusion, these apartheid results should not be published unless all schools are forced to run the same marathon. Otherwise the schools that enrolled a small percent from surrounding feeder primary schools will desist from doing so.

Jimmy - 14 February 2014

I would like to congratulate the schools which have done well.Mission schools are delivering good education to the children of ZIMBABWE. What has gone wrong with public schools especially in the cities.Recently I visited one of the schools in the city. This school was one of the best schools in the country both academically and sport.I was shocked to see how the school has been run down.Yes we may blame the Govt. for not providing enough funds.Is that really an excuse.There is something wrong down the line.Some people are not doing their jobs.Its high time the ministry of education intervenes.

Evance Mashonganyika - 15 February 2014

go st Mathias Tsonzo.Kumusha kwedu ikoko!

kuziva - 15 February 2014

tertiary education was buried, so what are these students going to do?

mushava - 15 February 2014

You cant give a drive a car with only first and second gear and expect it to race a porch. This is the target of Mthwakazi schools.

Spoko - 15 February 2014

Thanks Mtshabezi high, others Matopo, wanezi, Khumbula, ekusileni and J Z moyo high where are you, we played our part.

Mthandazo Mlox - 15 February 2014

well done monte cassino, raising the monte flag high!!!! proudly associated..... ACADEMIC EXECELLENCE at its best!!!!!!!!!

kuku - 15 February 2014

well done Goromozi High of all government schools makapenga

sakis - 15 February 2014

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