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, while 11 students got between 90 and 100 in English.
The top boy at the Britton’s Hill institution was Josiah Weekes, who will be attending Queen’s College in September. He scored 96 in English and 97 in Mathematics for a converted score of 235.43, with an ‘A’ in Composition.
A day after the results were officially announced, Weekes told Barbados TODAY he was still on cloud nine over his performance since he had put his all into the exam.
He also said his parents were very satisfied with his results.
“They were like, ‘you did it. I am so proud of you,’” he said, adding that he was looking forward to entering Queen’s College in September.
“[I am] trying to put in a bit of work and relax,” the aspiring doctor or lawyer said.
Meanwhile, the school’s top girl, Jensai Beckles, will be attending Harrison College in September after scoring 96 in English and 97 in Mathematics for a converted score of 238.77.
Today, Beckles could not hide her personal excitement, neither could Class 4 teacher Rochelle Brewster, who said the school was pleased with the performance of all 58 students who sat this year’s examination.
“I would have taught 34 of those 58 students . . . and for the essays we got 19 A’s, nine B’s and six C’s. For the Mathematics we had 19 students scoring between 90 to 100, 19 students scoring 80 to 89 and four students scoring 70 to 79,” Brewster said.
She also singled out early sitter Royal Gilkes who will be going to Lester Vaughan in September. Gilkes scored 79 in English and 88 in Mathematics for a converted score of 221.8, with a ‘B’ in Composition.