A leading network of schools, Billabong High International School (BHIS), Vadodara achieved 100% results in the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) Grade 10 exams 2021 and ISC Grade 12 exams. Despite the cancellation of the board exams, the students put up an exemplary performance. On the ISC front, 2 girls, Vaaridhi Khusturia and Ishita Srivastava of the Humanities stream secured 99.5% and 97.5 % respectively. The 3rd topper Priya Singhal of Commerce stream secured 96% marks and Hussain Ali Attarwala of Science Stream emerged as the 4th topper of the school by securing 95.75% marks.
The string of fabulous performances continued on the ICSE front too in the grade 10 board exams. The school delivered 100% results in grade 10 exams for the xxx consecutive year. The school topper, Sarthak secured 96.4% marks . Following suit, the 2nd topper Prisha Thapar obtained 96% marks. Another student Kanishka Chaudhary got 95.4% and hence emerged as the 3rd topper.
Vaaridhi Khutsuria the school topper in Grade 12 ISC exams said, “I am very happy and satisfied with my performance and this would not have been possible without the constant support of my school. I am very grateful to all my teachers who helped me stay focused and motivated. They helped me achieve my goal and guided me. Last year wasn’t easy but with constant guidance and help from school I was able to top my school”.
The 2nd topper Ishita Srivastava said, “The previous year has been hard on all of us. The uncertainties were great but greater was the trust and assistance of my teachers and parents which helped me get such a great result. Though the assessment policy came in as a surprise, the hard work paid off and I am glad about my results.’
Sarthak who topped the school in grade 10 ICSE exams said, “” The previous two years have been extremely challenging for me in terms of the preparations for my board exams. I am very grateful to my school for its support and guidance throughout these tough times. The cancellation of board exams and announcement of an assessment policy came as a surprise to me but my co-operative parents and teachers motivated me and made me understand the policy of assessment. I am happy with my result and thank my parents for their immense support and teachers for their valuable guidance during the entire year”.
Echoing the sentiments of students, Dr .Priti Shrimal, Principal BHIS Vadodara said, “These were challenging times with uncertainty looming large on the status of exams. But the teachers and students held the fort and conducted the assessments and evaluations in full earnest. There were mixed feelings of disappointment, jubilation, confusion among student/teacher and parent community with the decision of cancellation of Council exams. The school then embarked on counseling sessions for parents and students to mitigate and resolve all queries. The students were assessed as per a predetermined evaluation pattern based on their Grade 9 and 10 performances. The results validate the merit of every student justifying the persistent efforts of both students and teachers. We appreciate the resilience, patience, and hard work of every student. A lot of mentoring was done by the teachers to keep them afloat, catering to their social, emotional, and intellectual needs. When the going gets tough the tough get going – this holds for the students and teachers who converted all challenges into opportunities. Gratitude also to the parents for reposing their trust and faith in the school.”