Category: Education

A dream comes true for Amyah

It was a tidal wave of emotions for ten-year old Amyah Ellis, who on Thursday secured a position at the school of her dreams, Queen’s College. The early sitter always considered herself smart, but was shocked to learn that she had emerged as the top girl at Trinity Academy following the May 8 Common Entrance […]

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Weekes and Beckles are tops at St Paul’s

Although it did not place in the island’s Top ten, St Paul’s Primary School still has much reason to celebrate following the release of results for this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination. Of the 58 students from the school who sat the May 8 exam, 19 students scored between 90 and 100 in Mathematics, […]

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English scores down, Maths up, based on 11-plus results

While the national average on English is down, there has been a substantial improvement in Mathematics scores in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, commonly known as the Common Entrance or 11-Plus. The disclosure was made today by Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Santia Bradshaw at a press conference at which she […]

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Nikisha and Liam secure Top 10 spots

The name on everyone’s lips at the Selah Primary School in St Lucy today was that of top student Nikisha Archer, who is off to Queen’s College in September. Archer was able to do what no other pupil of the school has done in recent years by making it into the national list of top […]

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Major sacrifices were made, says Walcott

Tajani Walcott of Workman’s Primary scored the third highest mark in this year’s Common Entrance Exam. With a near perfect score of 98 in English, 91 in Mathematics and an ‘A’ in Composition, he is headed to Queen’s College next term. However, with the exam results now out the way, he is eager to get […]

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Chloe does Wills proud

The co-principal of Wills Primary School, Julia Franklin, could not contain her excitement when she found out that one her students – Chloe Lozada – was counted among the Top ten in this year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination, commonly referred as the 11-plus. Lozada will be heading to Queen’s College in September after attaining […]

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Early sitters reap the benefits of hard work

The 12 early sitters in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) have proven why were allowed to take the so called “11-plus” test at the age of 10. Among them, Jada Faheem of the privately-run Al-Falah School, who scored a perfect 100 in Mathematics and 90 in English, with an ‘A’ in Composition. […]

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Top girl Jahzara on cloud nine

Top girl Jahzara Sikudhani Barrow was on cloud nine after she received the results of this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination. The Christ Church Girls’ School student was in disbelief, having never expected she would be attending Queen’s College in September. Barrow scored 99 in Mathematics (converted score of 120.16), 96 in English (converted […]

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Neil rises to the top

Neil Charles is the top overall performer in this year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination. The aspiring doctor from the St Cyprian’s Preparatory Boys’ School scored 241.35 overall with an A in Composition and is headed to Queen’s College next term. A surprised Charles told Barbados TODAY, “I expected to do well but never expected […]

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Nyeka brings glory to Vauxhall

Vauxhall Primary School’s head girl Nyeka Gibson was one of two early sitters who received 100 in Mathematics this year’s Common Entrance exam. The other was Faheem Jada of the Al-Falah School. She also received 81 in English and an ‘A’ in Composition for a converted total of 229.29. When Barbados TODAY visited the Vauxhall, […]

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Renee has high hopes

Renee St John is Queen’s College bound after placing third among the early sitters in this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, with an overall score of 237.28 and an ‘A’ in Composition. The Seventh Day Adventist School student is an aspiring paediatric doctor. When asked how did she prepare for her examination, she told […]

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St Winifred’s a ‘bubble of excitement’

There was “a bubble of excitement” at St Winifred’s School today, as they celebrated the success of  their students in the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination. Prashant Babani was eighth overall on the island after scoring 239.32 with an ‘A’ in Composition.  He will be attending Queen’s College in September. “I was really excited,” he […]

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Devon’s big surprise

Devon Ewing-Chow was shocked to learn today from her mom that she had received 100 in Mathematics in the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination. “ I thought she was tricking me or I was dreaming or something like that,” she told Barbados TODAY as the news began to sink in. While always confident about her […]

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Against all odds

In the lead up to the May 8 Common Entrance examination, life was extremely difficult for 11-year-old Rashauda Lashley. In fact, often times she will filled with tears. However, today her sorrow and weeping turned to joy as the Sharon Primary School student this morning received the much anticipated examination results. Lashley, who emerged as […]

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Common Entrance exam results announced

The 2018 Common Entrance results are in! This year’s top boy is Neil Miguel Charles from St Cyprians Primary, who will be going to Queen’s College in September. Charles scored 99 (converted score of 120.16)  in Mathematics and 98 (121.19) in English for a total score of 241.35, with an ‘A’ in Composition. This year’s […]

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11-plus results due tomorrow

The much-anticipated results of the Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, otherwise known as the 11-plus, will be released tomorrow by new Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training Santia Bradshaw. Making the disclosure during today’s Budget debate in the House of Assembly, Bradshaw said the announcement would take on an added technological dimension this year. “Tomorrow when I […]

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“DARE” to be different

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Lila Strickland has advised Barbadian youth to remember the morals instilled at primary school as they prepare to embark on secondary education. The senior police officer was speaking in the Barbados Community College (BCC) auditorium at the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation ceremony for pupils of the Belmont Primary […]

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