Smooth 11-Plus Exam
Close to 4 000 students yesterday wrote the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, also known as Common Entrance, at centres across the island.
It was a case of same script, different cast in another year, as a multiplicity of emotions played out at the schools.
Some children were full of confidence as they waited with clipboards, pencil cases and other relevant tools; some had anxious looks on their faces as parents, teachers and personnel from the centres addressed them, and there were the usual fidgety ones.
Parents and adults were not left out of the exam drama, those who waited around until the end came armed with umbrellas and various things to help them pass the time until the exam was over.
Hours after the final papers were collected and anxious children and parents breathed a sigh of relief and went off to celebrate, education officials were reporting that everything had gone “smoothly” and there were no “hiccups”.
Senior Education Officer Gline Price told MIDWEEK NATION there were no reported problems with the question papers and “the children seemed to be happy”. (YB)