Eric Dixon, who hails from Longville Park in Clarendon, is basking in his latest academic feat.
He recently left Glenmuir High School with a whopping 23 subjects, including Grade One (the highest grade possible) in 22 of those subjects.
Results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) show that Dixon amassed the subjects over a three-year period, in fifth and sixth forms.
In fifth form, he passed 10 CSEC subjects, all with Grade Ones and virtually straight ‘A’ profiles.
When he moved into lower sixth form, the young scholar achieved 6 CAPE subjects, all with Grade Ones, and all ‘A’ profiles.
Dixon, this year, attained 7 CAPE subjects in upper sixth form. Only one of them does not reflect a Grade One.
These are his overall CAPE results:
Chemistry (Unit One) – Grade One
Chemistry (Unit Two) – Grade One
Biology (Unit One) – Grade One
Biology (Unit Two) – Grade One
Communication Studies – Grade Two
Pure Mathematics (Unit One) – Grade One
Pure Mathematics (Unit Two) Grade One
Applied Mathematics (Unit Two) – Grade One
Physics (Unit One) – Grade One
Physics (Unit Two) – Grade One
Caribbean Studies – Grade One
Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing (Unit One) – Grade One
Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing (Unit Two) – Grade One
“I am beyond elated for these results,” the aspiring cardio-thoracic surgeon told The Beacon.
“These subjects took a lot of work and balance between other activities. But, in the end, it truly paid off.”
Dixon, who is now attending the University of the West Indies, Mona, was heavily involved in extracurricular activities at Glenmuir High.
He encourages younger students to avoid procrastination.
“Find the balance between all the subjects and extracurricular activities. Find methods of studying that work for you, relax, and enjoy yourselves.
“Your mental health is important; and avoid procrastination,” added the son of Angella Miller-Dixon and Eric Dixon.
By Horace Mills