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Common Entrance exam underway


Common Entrance exam underway

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Over three thousand class four students have entered examination rooms across the island for this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, known as the 11 plus.

From as early as 7 a.m.students from Wesely Hall Primary and Ursuline Convent made their way through the gates of the Harrison College school.

While the students are expected to be nervous, it was the parents who were overtaken by emotion, some anxious for the examination to be all over.

Principals and teachers met their charges, offering words of advice, last minute tips, hugs and kisses to offer them goodbyes.

The St Michael School was a hive activity as students from seven schools gathered to take the exam. Among them were 17 pupils of one of the newest primary school’s: The Ifill School who are sitting for the first time.

Principal Akil Ifill told Nation Online he was confident they were well prepared to do their best. (AGB)