With over 3500 students set to take this morning’s Common Entrance Examination, there was a definite buzz around the island’s secondary schools, where the exam is being held.
Nervousness could be seen etched on the faces of both students and parents, as they gathered outside the gates of their respective schools.
Over at Queen’s College, where 167 students are currently writing the exam, students from West Terrace and Eden Lodge Primary Schools said their goodbyes to their parents and guardians at the gate and orderly made their way to their respective examination rooms.
Some were visibly nervous and a little hesitant to leave their parents side, but majority appeared to be calm and confident in themselves. There was also a lot of encouragement going on among the peers.
After months of preparation, students of Boscobel and All Saints Primary and Leacocks Private School gathered at the Coleridge and Parry School armed with their clipboards, pencils and erasers, ready to get one of the biggest examinations of their lives underway.
Before they went in to begin, they assembled at the gate, said prayers, chatted with friends and received last minute advice from their parents and guardians.
Parents watched anxiously as their charges ran off to begin their exam which began at 9:00 a.m. They will break at 11:00 a.m for lunch and resume at 11:40.(DB/AH)