'A' Level top 100 schools

HARARE - Marist Brothers Nyanga High School in Manicaland Province is the best Advanced Level school in Zimbabwe, having attained a 100 percent pass rate in the 2013 Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council Zimsec November 2013 examinations.

With an enrolment of about 550, the Roman Catholic school, situated some 36 km outside Nyanga in the Eastern Highlands, has  its pupils brimming with a new sense of confidence.

While in 2012 Marist Brothers (The Little Brothers of the Virgin Mary) Nyanga were beaten to the top spot by their provincial rivals St Faith’s Secondary, the academic powerhouse has managed to climb back up the rankings.

Over 20 students at the school scored 15 points and above, with the highest Terrence Muradzikwa attaining 25 points or straight As in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Business Studies.

Muradzikwa has since been awarded a scholarship to study at Harvard University in the United States of America beginning August.

Clement Nyamandwe, the headmaster of Marist Brothers Nyanga High School, yesterday told the Daily News that hard work as pronounced by their motto ‘Pietas et Veritas’ or ‘Duty and Truth’ was the key to their success.

Nyamandwe said the school location, high standards set by their rivals in the province and competition amongst students was also another driving force behind their success.

“The school is located in the bush far away from the madding crowd which provides a conducive environment for effective learning as pupils can only listen to the melodious voices of birds,” Nyamandwe said.

“We also are blessed with a dedicated staff compliment that is supported by an equally able and dedicated board of governors.”

Nyamandwe, who joined the school in 1999 as a deputy headmaster before he was promoted to replace Peter Muzavazi as headmaster in 2003, also attributed the school’s success story to continuity.

“We have a tradition here and that has been passed on for quite some time and I think that stability has helped us a lot,” he said.

According to Zimsec statistics, the top 20 schools in 2013, which include Goromonzi High, St Ignatius College, Serima Secondary, St Francis Xavier’s Kutama, Monte Cassino Secondary, Regina Mundi Secondary, Mazowe High, St Johns Secondary, Nyazura Adventist High, Kanongovere Secondary, St Davids Bonda Secondary, St Albert’s Secondary, Langahm Secondary, Kriste Mabo Secondary, Chemhanza Secondary, Mutema Secondary, Pambe Secondary, Muzondo High and Kushingirira High; had 100 percent pass rates.

All the schools completing the Top 100 table attained over 90 percent pass rate.

The  majority of them are church-run schools.

Statistics released by the examination board showed a general improvement in performance by the candidates from that of 2012.

Esau Nhandara, Zimsec director, attributed the high pass rate to a wider access to revision material by the candidates.

Nhandara noted that many centres did not offer Literature in English as a result of a shortage of qualified teachers in the subject and the prohibitive cost of set books.
 

 

School Name

Candidature

Candidates with Grade E or better in 5 subjects

Candidates with Grade E or better in 4 subjects

Candidates with Grade E or better in 3 subjects

Candidates with Grade E or better in 2 subjects

Candidates with Grade E or better in 1 subject

Percentage Pass rate

Rank Number

Nyanga High School

67

2

8

56

1

 

100

1

Goromonzi High School

89

 

9

74

6

 

100

2

ST Ignatius College

74

 

5

63

6

 

100

3

Serima Secondary School

84

1

3

73

7

 

100

4

ST Francis Xavier’s Kutama

83

1

4

69

9

 

100

5

Monte Cassino Secondary School

59

 

2

52

5

 

100

6

Regina Mundi Secondary School

99

 

2

88

9

 

100

7

Mazowe High School

50

 

4

38

8

 

100

8

ST Johns Secondary School

89

 

3

74

12

 

100

9

Nyazura Adventist High

61

1

4

42

14

 

100

10

Kanongovere Secondary School

25

 

1

18

6

 

100

11

ST Davids Bonda Secondary School

89

 

 

71

18

 

100

12

ST Albert’s Secondary School

80

 

7

49

24

 

100

13

Langham Secondary School

37

 

 

29

8

 

100

14

Kriste Mambo Secondary School

91

 

2

66

23

 

100

15

Chemhanza Secondary School

51

 

1

33

17

 

100

16

Mutema Secondary School

21

 

 

11

10

 

100

17

Pambe Secondary School

26

 

 

12

14

 

100

18

Muzondo High School

32

 

 

14

18

 

100

19

Kushingirira High School

20

 

 

10

10

 

100

20

Gokomere High School

125

6

24

67

25

1

99.2

21

ST Faith's Secondary School

99

1

28

66

3

1

98.99

22

Pamushana Secondary School

95

 

8

71

15

1

98.95

23

ST Augustine’s Penhalonga

93

3

6

79

4

1

98.92

24

Marange High School

83

 

 

69

13

1

98.8

25

Mutendi High School

71

 

1

49

20

 

98.59

26

Zimbabwe Republic Police

67

 

1

62

3

 

98.51

27

MT Selinda High School

65

 

 

46

18

1

98.46

28

Dadaya High School

64

 

2

38

23

1

98.44

29

Makumbe High School

63

 

1

37

34

1

98.41

30

Chibi High School

60

 

 

46

13

1

98.33

31

Sanyati Baptist Secondary School

55

 

6

42

6

 

98.18

32

Roosevelt Girls High School

102

 

 

86

14

2

98.04

33

ST Mark’s Secondary School

48

 

1

27

19

 

97.92

34

Mpopoma High School

138

 

5

93

37

3

97.83

35

Rusununguko High School

88

 

 

75

11

2

97.73

36

Nemakonde High

86

 

1

51

32

2

97.67

37

Jichidza High School

41

 

1

23

16

1

97.56

38

Wadddilove High School

81

 

 

57

22

2

97.53

39

Murewa high School

80

 

1

63

14

2

97.5

40

Uzumba Secondary School

40

 

 

25

14

1

97.5

41

Howard High School

75

 

5

41

27

2

97.33

42

Zimuto Secondary School

112

 

5

79

25

2

97.32

43

Tapudzai Secondary School

37

 

 

26

10

1

97.3

44

Shungu High School

71

 

2

37

30

2

97.18

45

ST Michael’s High School

35

 

 

27

7

1

97.14

46

Mufakose 1 High School

139

 

6

111

18

3

97.12

47

Mucheke No 2 Ndarama Secondary

67

 

 

56

9

2

97.01

48

Ngezi Secondary School

66

 

 

48

16

2

96.97

49

Hama Secondary School

66

 

 

40

24

2

96.97

50

ST Francis of Assisi High School

64

 

3

47

12

2

96.88

51

Marondera High School

94

 

6

71

14

2

96.81

52

Nyahuni Secondary School

62

 

 

53

7

2

96.77

53

Nagle House

92

 

 

54

35

3

96.74

54

Odzi High School

30

 

 

17

12

1

96.67

55

Mukore Secondary School

30

 

 

6

23

1

96.67

56

Bradley Secondary School

58

 

2

41

13

1

96.55

57

Gomorefu Secondary School

28

 

 

21

6

1

96.43

58

Tugwale Secondary School

26

 

 

20

5

1

96.15

59

Zengeza High School

99

 

7

77

11

3

95.96

60

ST Dominic’s High School

74

 

 

84

17

2

95.95

61

Mutero High School

49

 

 

30

17

2

95.92

62

Nyashanu Secondary School

72

 

1

53

15

3

95.83

63

Queen Elizabeth School

47

 

1

36

8

2

95.74

64

Sandringham Secondary School

90

1

5

66

14

2

95.56

65

MT ST Mary’s Secondary School

45

 

 

31

12

2

95.56

66

Mutare Girls High School

45

 

 

27

16

2

95.56

67

Pangai Secondary School

22

 

 

20

1

1

95.45

68

Cheziya Gokwe High School

88

 

 

61

23

4

95.45

69

Birivenge High School

22

 

 

7

14

1

95.45

70

ST Benedict’s Secondary School

43

 

 

30

11

2

95.35

71

Magwenya Secondary School

43

 

 

28

13

2

95.35

72

Nyamuzuwe Secondary School

64

 

3

49

10

3

96.31

73

Makumbi High School

85

 

 

53

28

4

96.29

74

Chatikobo High School

21

 

 

17

3

 

95.24

75

Emmanuel Secondary School

60

 

1

49

16

3

95

76

Kudadisa Secondary School

20

 

 

13

6

1

95

77

Msengezi High School

40

 

 

25

13

1

95

78

Mweyamutsvene Sec School

40

 

 

22

16

2

95

79

Chemhondoro Secondary School

60

 

 

33

24

1

95

80

Mutonhori High School

20

 

 

10

9

1

95

81

Rushinga High School

20

 

 

7

12

1

95

82

Nyava High School

20

 

 

6

13

1

95

83

Presbyterian Secondary School

39

 

 

20

17

2

94.87

84

Colleen Bawn Secondary

36

 

 

22

12

2

94.44

85

Chipindura High School

155

 

 

108

38

7

94.19

86

ST Marys Secondary Sch

86

 

 

54

27

5

94.19

87

Dewure High School

102

 

3

83

10

5

94.12

88

Anderson Secondary Sch

34

 

 

28

4

2

94.12

89

Rusere High School

34

 

 

15

17

2

94.12

90

ST Anthony’s Secondary School

98

2

9

68

13

5

93.88

91

Pumula High School

49

 

1

40

5

2

93.88

92

Highfiled High School

112

1

4

66

32

5

93.75

93

Chinhoyi High School

125

 

9

78

30

7

93.6

94

Berejena Secondary School

61

 

 

43

14

3

93.44

95

Loreto Secondary Sch

76

 

5

54

12

4

93.42

96

Moleli High Sch

60

 

3

39

14

3

93.33

97

Swazi Secondary Sch

30

 

1

18

9

2

93.33

98

ST Mary Magdalene’s Secondary

60

 

1

36

19

2

93.33

99

Chiwara Secondary School

30

 

 

10

18

1

93.33

100

 

 



 

Comments (109)

What's wrong with Harare High School? Pull up your socks the Danhonians. Danho used to be a star school back then. I am really worried.

Danho - 20 February 2014

good performnce Chibi and Chiwara please keep it up!!!

professor - 20 February 2014

Catholic schools, monodadisa mufunge. Kune the hardworking staff and pupils not forgetting the Priests and the Nuns, munogona. Mwari akukomborerei. I am the product of a mission school and a proud one for that matter. MaKatorike pachikoro muri pamberi. Zvabatana ne Monte yakaita first ku 0 level. Todada nemi

Nompilo Dlamini - 20 February 2014

ichokwadi, iripo harare high?

mukadota - 20 February 2014

http://www.manicapost.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29817:st-faiths-breaks-a-level-record&catid=37:top-stories&Itemid=130 Manica Post's article ranks St Faith higher than Marist. I guess the rankings should be limited to a candidate's best three subjects.

Manyika - 20 February 2014

aah makadadisa mufunge

clemence gwenzi - 20 February 2014

To Sister maparura and the entire Monte teaching and support staff , thanks for creating an enabling schooling environment am proud of you

samanyika wekwa vhumbunu - 20 February 2014

Congrats to catholic schs, rambai muchizvambura chikoro kudaro.

clarisa - 20 February 2014

Mr Nyamandwe @ Marist you are so good @ whatever you do Mdara. i thank God for such a father, teacher and above all disciplinarian.

passwell nyamandwe - 20 February 2014

its unfortunate, this is not reflecting quality of pass. a school may be at number 10 yet it has many students with good quality passes. yet another school may be at number three or yet not one of its student can be a doctor. give us proper stats, showing number of As or Bs produced

mr x - 20 February 2014

Ehezveee, panoti maRoma kaa, VAKUDZIWE BABA NEMWANAKOMANA NAMWEYA MUSANDE........

kitsi - 20 February 2014

ST Faith had by far higher number of students with 15points and above . they did better than MARIST NYANGA HIGH.It even broke its last year A level record. it was the best in Manicaland this year

stew - 20 February 2014

Thank you for showing us Zimsec school rankings. I am patiently waiting for Cambridge o and a levels ranking. When are you going to publish them?

Sabastin Mutyambizi - 20 February 2014

kanongovere Secondary School yadadisa,its not a boarding School but chikoro chemuruzevha chaicho,keep up the good work guys matidadisa

rufaro - 20 February 2014

This analysis does not truely reflect kwatinoziva sekupasa pa A level. Do you really tell me as a parent you would celebrate kuti mwana aita ma E matatu (3 points) saka apasa. Tipeiwo further analysis by showing the number of pupils who passed with at least 10 points and above from each respective school

Richard - 20 February 2014

A look at the ST Dominic's High School data nullifies the authenticity of the whole article. How is it possible to have 84 students with E or better in 4 subjects out of a candidature of 74?

Tino - 20 February 2014

Ko Chegato high school iripiko kushaikwa kwese ku O,A ne primary?

mzhou - 20 February 2014

Makorokoto Serima secondary School....... VaDewa madadisa.......4th in the country and 1st in he province...........

Tery - 20 February 2014

QE muripo zvekare.kep it up.

Beyond - 20 February 2014

but mungatipe maresults ane maE here????? 10 pts plus would be a better option kuti tinyatsoona kuti panorohwa chikoro ndekupi

mbanje - 20 February 2014

Zvinotendwa Mutonhoriweeeeeeeee

Chidondova - 20 February 2014

News, Lies & Statistics. This reporter has it against St Faiths, evidently. In any interpretation of this table, an impartial selection of highlights cannot miss the remarkable achievement in numbers at St Faiths. There were one or two out of the 99 that reduced the pass rate, but Manica Post got it right. St Faiths tops this table in truth if not in statistics.

Mutongi Gava - 20 February 2014

What is happening at Francis of Assisi High school. This is disappointing!

tarie - 20 February 2014

VaWasarirevhu Piason mukuru weSanyati Baptist High tinokutendai nehutungamiriri hwechikoro chemabhabhataiza tinoona mureza weSanyati urikumuruka. Ini samambo wedunhu maita Dube manjenje. We salute u and your team. May God bless you

Chief Hozheri - 20 February 2014

Good performance i must say... Marist Bros deserves the top price, however i think ranking should also consider teacher:student ratio. Look at skuls lyk St Johns Chikwaka, Goromonzi, Serima & Regina shld have ranked higher than those with low teacher:student ratio

Edmore - 20 February 2014

gentlemen MARIST BROTHERS NYANGA HIGH =14 STUDENTS WITH 15POINTS AND ABOVE. ST FAITH =34 STUDENTS WITH 15POINTS AND ABOVE. which school can you take your kid for A level ? thats daylight rigging. ST FAITH had 20 more students who had 15points and above than Marist Nyanga High.

stew - 20 February 2014

Congrats Sanyati baptist, both paO neA muripo. thats good.I also say makorokoto kuCheziya high Gokwe. MADADISA keep it up.

cc - 20 February 2014

I think daily news must give us the criteria they are using to rank these schools. If they want to inform correctly they must seriously consider that. As a parent I do not regard 3 points in 3 subjects as a good pass! Therefore some form of weighting is necessary. Surely a school with a 99% pass rate but with 50% learners with 15 points is better than a school with a 100% pass rate but with only 5% with 15 points or better. Please seek the help of statiscians to come up with a more acceptabe ranking method. Otherwise what you are doing in publishing these results is commendable. As parents and learners we do not mind getting more details in these pass rates eg who are the best 100 students. you can maintain a website for this kind of information and I can assure you the traffic will make you smile.

PARENT - 20 February 2014

Lets compare mangoes with mangoes. Some of these schools insist on 4 units at entry level which is the cream from primary school. the excellent passes are therefore not necessarily a reflection of how good the school is but how intelligent the students are. give us 2 lists. One for schools that take 4 units at entry and one for the 'chengawose schools' . A 75% pass rate for a government school or a school that has no entry restrictions is excellent!

concerned - 20 February 2014

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kelz - 20 February 2014

well done mdra Nyamandwe

zuda - 20 February 2014

yea thats how we roll serima students we will always keep the fire burning till we nmbr 1 thanks to MR dhehwa yu the great sir you surely deserve a thumps up Nanda beybe

walter - 20 February 2014

Makorokoto Uzumba High, Murewa High neNyahuni High. Gore rino tungayi makore chaiwo.

Archibald Gotora - 20 February 2014

It its either the writer was paid to be conservative with truth or is just lousy or has something against St Faith's.

fisco hasha - 20 February 2014

Goromonzi magona, asika dzokerayi paya papatinoziva panhunga makore. Gore rino!!! Irorino!!! Irorinoiri!!!

Archibald Gotora - 20 February 2014

as for Cambridge, wait and see St Georges college ,the school has no competition at all wait and see. Thank you teachers, headmaster thank you Catholic

noma - 20 February 2014

Comparing data for Mukore Sec Sch & that of Bradley Sec Sch the whole thing becomes confusing, plz clarify

tito - 20 February 2014

Makorokoto KuZengeza High School & St. Mary's School. Murikudadisa muChitungwiza.

SMM - 20 February 2014

what!!! in manicaland we know that st faith's produced better quality results than Nyanga high. this is a cooked up list

musoro - 20 February 2014

I attended Harare High School in 2000-2001, the school was ranked among the tops even before us, the school was a shining beacon. What is happening these days, tipeiwo maSerious wafana paDanho apo....

Kauchy - 20 February 2014

haiwa Zimsec yakaora makambozvionepi kuti munhu angaita 25 points pa A level imi better mudzose cambridge coz very soon employers will be strict on cambrige passes only

kufakwenyika - 20 February 2014

Aiwa makorokoto makuru zvakare to Manicaland schools .Many ,many congratulations to Nyanga Boys&St Faith /Fisco High 4 ruling the roost at A Level in Zim once again.Usatambe neManicaland paSkool.

Dr Zvichaperachete - 20 February 2014

Assisi wat has happend,from number 6 last yr 2 51

Fata wekunharira mission - 21 February 2014

Kufakwenyika must be sick in mind. Harvard, MIT and other premier universities in the world accept and honour Zimsec at whatever level. The schools doing well in Zimsec exams would certainly do well with Cambridge exams. If you care to remember, not so long ago all schools used to sit for Cambridge exams and these very schools used to rule the roost. The elite schools then had 'M" level exams as a way of distinguishing themselves. Even then their performance was very ordinary. Yes Zimsec needs to improve on its admin ,but I think its standards are not in question as as they are accepted in many countries especially in the west.

Rook - 21 February 2014

Yes! Excellent and all my praise to the editor! This gives an insight on how exactly the schools performed because you can also have the opportunity to relate quantity to quality of results. I am really impressed! Keep it up EDITOR!

Dr. Chris - 21 February 2014

Haiwa tinobonga Rev Bundwa neteam Mt Selinda yeshe. Chirinda chaemerera Chipinge yeshe, rambai mwakadaro Mwari vechitungamirira chikora chedu.tinobonga

Dr - 21 February 2014

Makorokoto kudadisa sec. kuchirorwe here uko. ko Mutambwi sec muripiko.

Mukapa - 21 February 2014

big up PUMULA HIGH!!!!!!!!!!

Humba - 21 February 2014

Mufakose High 1 - you have made us proud. Big up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Khebesi - 21 February 2014

It is still disappointing though that the national pass rate remains around 20%. In addition to focusing on the schools with good results lets have the 100 worst schools for both "O" and "A" Levels. This is the only way to get some schools to pull up their act. Expose them.

Kufakwejeyi - 21 February 2014

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