People’s Cathedral pleased with results
STUDENTS OF THE People’s Cathedral Primary School are celebrating their exceptional performance in the 11-Plus examinations.
Principal Tyrone Burke said that the students did exceptionally well as usual. From a class of 21 students, 16 have gained passes to the top five schools in the island, and produced an average of 76 per cent in mathematics and an average of 80 per cent in English overall.
The top female student, 11-year-old Tiffany Titus, scored 94 in English and 98 in mathematics with a ‘B’ in composition. Tiffany said: “I am very happy, my teachers kept telling me I could do it and I realised it was possible so I always trusted in myself.” She recalled that preparations were rigorous and some school days did not end until after 6:30 on evenings.
The Harrison College bound student also thanked her mother and teachers for helping her prepare. “My parents helped as well and on Saturdays during my spare time I would have to do work with my mother to go over things that I did not understand,” she said.
Tiffany, who is also into swimming and athletics, said she also wanted to be a Barbados Scholarship winner and pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
The school’s top male student, ten-year-old Abraham Jordan, was extremely overjoyed. Jordan scored 94 in mathematics and 91 in English with an ‘A’ in composition and will be attending Harrison College.
This early sitter, who has a plan in mind, said he was anxiously looking forward to attending his new school. “I am looking forward to getting good grades and eventually becoming the top boy at Harrison College. I know it will be harder work but I will try my best to get through it”, he said.
Though not actively involved in sports, the ten-year-old said he loved art and participated in several art competitions. Abraham said: “I had some challenges with prefixes and it took a while to to get it done, but I got through”. He thanked his parents for their help, noting that his grandparents really helped along with his mother who helped with English, while his father helped with his favorite subject mathematics. (LK)