The ISC (Class XII) results triggered celebrations across campuses.
Many schools reported a high number of students scoring above 90 per cent.
The results were published by the Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE) on Sunday evening.
The results have been better than last year and the consolidated marksheet is better than how students performed in semester 1, several school heads said in their initial reaction.
This was not the picture in several CBSE schools when the results were out on Friday.
However, ISC schools could not complete the result analysis, which was published only at 5pm, and an intimation on this reached schools only a couple of hours before that.
The board exams could not be conducted last year because of the Covid pandemic and marks were calculated on the basis of formulae in both CBSE and ISC.
“Close to 77 per cent of our students have scored above 90 per cent and the school average this year is 92.12 per cent ” said Damayanti Mukherjee, principal, Modern High School for Girls.
“This batch went through two board exams and online classes. Whenever school could reopen we opened the labs for practicals so that the students could practice,” said Mukherjee, where 123 of 160 scored above 90.
This trend continued in other schools also.
St James’ School said more than 50 per cent students scored above 90 per cent. In The Heritage School, 112 of 208 students scored above 90 and 23 of 78 students at South City International School scored the same.
At La Martiniere for Boys, 120 of 207 students and at Calcutta Girls’ High School 59 of 120 students scored above 90.
At MP Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, 53 of 170 students scored above 90 and 123 of 259 students at Delhi Public School New Town scored above 90. At Loreto Convent Entally, 24 of 52 scored above 90 and at Julian Day School Kalyani 54 of 91 students scored above 90 and 19 of 246 students at Calcutta Public School Baguiati scored above 90.
Two brothers from Frank Anthony Public School scored 99.75 and 99.5. Md Arsh Mustafa scored 99.75 per cent and Md Ayaan Mustafa scored 99.5 per cent.
At Delhi Public School Megacity, 108 of 263 students scored above 90.
“The results this year seem better because by the time they were in Class XII they realised this (online class) is the way forward,” said Jessica Gomes Surana, principal of Loreto Convent Entally.
“It is motivating for students to have scored high marks,” said Basanti Biswas, principal, Calcutta Girls’ High School.
Altogether 27,569 students from 299 schools appeared for ISC in Bengal and the pass per centage is 99.15 per cent.
Several schools said the scores in accounts and chemistry were not as good as compared to other subjects.
“In some cases, semester 1 has impacted the consolidated score,” said John Stephen, acting principal, La Martiniere for Boys.
The council said the semester 1 marks of each subject have been halved (except in geometrical & mechanical drawing and art). The marks have been added to semester 2 marks and practical/project marks to arrive at the final scores in each subject.
But several school heads feted their students for beating the challenging situations owing to the pandemic.
“There were students who had emotional and financial situations and were academically not strong but with hours of extra classes (online and offline), mock exams and counselling all of them have done well which is noteworthy,” said Rupkatha Sarkar, principal of La Martiniere for Girls.
“The effort and an exercise of the school in identifying and helping children to be pulled up could not be done as is usually done in in person classes,” said Seema Sapru, principal of The Heritage School.