'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

 

 



 

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First and foremost well done to my school Marist Nyanga, it's clear the tradition left by Mr Muzavazi has ben preserved. Secondly, I think St Mary's Magadalene should benefit from Marist Nyanga as the schools are literally a stone throw apart from each other. To have the two schools see near to each other rank so far apart points to something at least on the surface. Its not about competition but assisting each other. Well done again Marist Nyanga!

Joram Nyahora - 21 February 2014

mufakose 1 high l am proud of you

libo - 21 February 2014

The Head Gutu Mission, Please tell me you are doing Cambridge because you didn't appear on the O level top 100 and I don't see you on the A level top 100. If you are not doing Cambridge then shame!

Ex Gutu mission - 21 February 2014

Go Go G-MONZI---proud to be a GOSA!!

Rad - 21 February 2014

I totally agree with @Kufakwejeyi. DailyNews, u should now tell us the worst 100 in Grade 7, A and O levels. My former school is not in top 100 for both O and A level. Tell us the worst schools so that management can pull up their socks

Taurai - 21 February 2014

St Faith'sis the best both O and A Level qualitatively, this analysis only shows students who got 3 E's, lets talk about 10 pointers and above. Marist had 14 ma 15 pointers not 20 as this reporter is saying pliz correct your facts

mukwati - 21 February 2014

Well done Hama high keep up the good work let your light shine even higher in future you have made us proud

jessie - 21 February 2014

Well done Hama high keep up the good work let your light shine even higher in future you have made us proud

jessie - 21 February 2014

Well done Hama high keep up the good work let your light shine even higher in future you have made us proud

jessie - 21 February 2014

Well done Hama high keep up the good work let your light shine even higher in future you have made us proud

jessie - 21 February 2014

At least the bad perfomers will take a leaf from the leading schools,some of these are good at inflating their entry fees with no compensation when it comes to the results at year end.Keep the good work of analysing thes results time to time for more improvement please!

Munotidako - 21 February 2014

Kanongovere secondary school paSerima apo tadada nemi. vana ngavadzidze veHarare vavakutokuchivayi. guys keep it up. Chinembiri

mpofu - 21 February 2014

This rankings are mere numbers we must take into account teacher student ratios and the number of candidates who sat for the exams per school. At o level you have monte cristo with 82 candidates and you compare them with schools like nemakonde high and rimuka high with candidates of close to 500 per seating. Already you can see how skewed the stats are . Even if 100 students pass from these schools they will never mk the top 100. We must also remember that most of these top performing schools only take the best students from grade 7 and o level hence the so called best performers they strive on exclusion

Ashani Sakala - 21 February 2014

J Z Moyo High School in West Nicholson was beaten by Collen Bawn Secondary School.....really really then which means there is nothing left coz it used to be the best school ever.....

JZee - 21 February 2014

Kanongovere yadadisa makorokoto , zvikomo zvopakurirana mhute .Best xcools in Masvingo serima and Kanongovere.Best geo teacher from kanongovere in Masvingo, keep that standard Mr Fana

ERNEST - 21 February 2014

welldone mufakose high 1 ( i am a product )

jimbo - 21 February 2014

Thanx for the good work, tinodada neskuru yakatirera tikakura

mwana waTavha - 21 February 2014

Well done Headmaster S F Mutendi

JOBIAS - 21 February 2014

Victoria High kana kuwanika what is happening to this school...Gokomere,Marist and all Catholic schools you rock makorokoto!!!

Masiziba - 21 February 2014

uyo anozviti Richard haana chanoziwa, handiziwi akasvika grade ani. tinoziva kubuda ne 10 points zvichikwira kupasa asi 4 analisys sake and 4 University entry sake. Chake ma 4ms entry e ma Unversity local and International read all the details and undstnd. thnx anywer. Makorokoto kune uyo wose akapasa makorokoto, 2 those who failed or failed to score wat they wanted, well congrads and ther is allways nxt time. Look 4 people who can advice on yr way 4wad. 4ward ever. CONGRADs

tindo - 21 February 2014

Chatikobo High school well done. You have done the school some pride. Ngazvirambe zvakadaro. Muri kuruzevha but you displayed remarkable competences

chats - 21 February 2014

I di you you a favour an posted your table on the Zimbabwe education wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Zimbabwe#School_grades

Belingwe - 21 February 2014

Well done Marist, N yamandwe and N. Mpofu (SDA) and of course the candidates!!!

Mwanawevhu - 22 February 2014

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KALISTO HOVE - 22 February 2014

Ndino dada nemi ,NYAHUNI

dhewa - 23 February 2014

Great improvement St Benedict's Secondary,keep pushing..Mr Gava and team,thank you.

kuchi - 24 February 2014

Great improvement St Benedict's Secondary,keep pushing..Mr Gava and team,thank you.

kuchi - 24 February 2014

Yowee whats happening paHartzo???, inga zvavekutyisa kushaikwa patop 100. hartzell do something to come back to the limelight

czmukewa - 24 February 2014

ko Churchill Boys High,,Ne Prince Edward dziripiwo vakomana,vana kungozadza ma lunch box kuseni kuti vaende kunotamba rugby ne soccer here,Ndanyara zvangu ini,kukundwawo nana Roosevelt nana QE ,Vanhurume munonyadzisa imi,chimbokwidzaiwo ma socks

Nigel Chipoyera - 24 February 2014

ko Churchill Boys High,,Ne Prince Edward dziripiwo vakomana,vana kungozadza ma lunch box kuseni kuti vaende kunotamba rugby ne soccer here,Ndanyara zvangu ini,kukundwawo nana Roosevelt nana QE ,Vanhurume munonyadzisa imi,chimbokwidzaiwo ma socks

Nigel Chipoyera - 24 February 2014

Well done Nyahuni for an excellent show. Well done to al the teachers and staff at Nyahuni for a mark in Zimbabwe on education.

William Chikwasha - 24 February 2014

what happened to Fletcher and Guinea fowl high schools

kingjames - 24 February 2014

ORIEL BOYS MURIKO HERE. MR PFUMBI REIGN IN ON THOSE BOYS!

francis - 25 February 2014

hats off to Pamushana,,,,,,,well done keep it up.

yolanda chiwawa - 25 February 2014

Hats off to Pamushana,,,,,you have made us proud.keep it up.

YOLANDA CHIWAWA - 25 February 2014

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh trickyyyy. we cant take an E as a pass anhu woye. change the system in wch u grade the schools.

xx - 26 February 2014

GLEN VIEW HIGH 1 SCHOOL?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Sean Kombo - 26 February 2014

Well done Catholic schools. Holy Cross College, pse pull up your sock. You can never make it when you allow teachers to set test marked out of less than 10 the whole term. Allow parents to contribute meaningfully to the education of their children without looking down upon them. some of them a educationists who are stifled when they want to contribute during AGMs.

Tich Marufu - 26 February 2014

ko Hippo high murikupiko nhai akomana zvanyanya izvi

masvingo - 27 February 2014

Ko Hartzell High muripi pamap yedzidzo ?

Gora - 27 February 2014

Ko Hartzell High muripi pamap yedzidzo ?

Gora - 27 February 2014

MT SELINDA HIGH. PROUD TO BE YOUR PRODUCT!!!!

Sese Chapu - 27 February 2014

FISCO ,BONDA, MAGDA FNK U GUYS FOR PUTTING ANGLICAN DIOSES ON MAP

AUDIE - 12 April 2014

you are supposed to tell us the statistics of the various combinations of learners ie science, commercials and arts. a school may have 100% pass rate due to arts and commercials and fullo of Es in sciences. shed more light to these statistics please!!!!!!!!!

lee min ho fan - 10 August 2014

good effort marist .....kindely asking you to help your neibhours st mary..the giant is dozing

nyama gee - 24 August 2014

Zimsec 50% ndi C, 66, 67, 68,69% ndi B zvino kuCambridge 50% ndi D idzo dzimwe dzandanyora ma C...... A wacho hatitauri,, ndokamwe kamusiyano

Mai vemwana wecambridge - 20 January 2015

Zimsec 50% ndi C, 66, 67, 68,69% ndi B zvino kuCambridge 50% ndi D idzo dzimwe dzandanyora ma C...... A wacho hatitauri,, ndokamwe kamusiyano

Mai vemwana wecambridge - 20 January 2015

murewa mission yaamhiri

LAST CHAUYA - 23 January 2015

hey ko Regina coeli high muripiko,,,,, kukundwawo ne Rushinga matinyadza hey.... Big up Marist .... the Roman counterpart... Tambara and Manyunga itai basa.... Mutengooo ngwara ngwara apa heyyy apo Bumhira, Dombo, Humba Kuwana, Mabasa Zvirahwa, Mawadza, Foree, shandai hama musimudzirewo xuru yedu

mhuka - 23 January 2015

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