Foundation School on a high
Results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination are out and there is tempered excitement amongst the family at Christ Church Foundation School.
Officials there said yesterday that having examined the results for the upper sixth students who took Unit 2 and comparing them to the performance in Unit 1, Cheryse Greenidge had met the requirements for a Barbados Scholarship.
The Scholarship Committee at the Ministry of Education is to meet today and if it concurs, Greenidge will be the first person in 60 years to bring such glory to the school, and the first since a Government-sanctioned sixth form was established at the school in 2011. Dr Robert Thomas was awarded a scholarship in 1954 under principal Lee Harford Skeete.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday, a reserved Greenidge said she saw the results online after 10 p.m. on Sunday. She received Grade 1s in chemistry, biology, physics and Caribbean studies with 11 As and one B in her profile. Greenidge also achieved her goal of qualifying for a scholarship without additional lessons.
“I was like, ‘thank God’. It is more relief than happiness, I would say, because I was trying to get it [a scholarship] for the school. That is all I was really thinking,” she said, adding that she had been receiving calls and emails from principal Robert Cumberbatch and other teachers all day yesterday.
Cumberbatch said he was pleased that a student had qualified for a scholarship under his watch.
Greenidge was one of four girls among the Top 10 performers in the Common Entrance Examination in 2007, and the only one who had Foundation as her school of choice.
Principal of Queen’s College Dr David Browne said he had to go over one other set of scores before saying if any of his students had qualified, while officials at The St Michael School, The Lodge School and Harrison College said they had not yet received results from the ministry. There was no answer at Combermere School, and messages were left for officials at the Barbados Community College. (YB)