- Minister Bradshaw announces July 28, 2021, as the new date for the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination ( 11+)
The Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination readiness assessment has found that:
- The syllabus was not completed.
- Students had great difficulty in understanding mathematical concepts taught in the online environment.
- Although the performance in English was moderate, there is still a need to improve in all content areas.
- More than 50 per cent of students will need extra time to prepare for BSSEE
- More than 50 per cent of students will proceed to secondary school with severe deficits.
(Joy Adamson , Acting Chief Education Officer)
Deferral of CXC exams
- Minister Bradshaw announced that the Ministry of Education will offer deferrals to students who may not feel ready to take the 11+ examination. Consultations will take place over the next few weeks.
- Students who have chosen to defer taking CXC exams will not be disadvantaged from getting Barbados Scholarships and Exhibitions.
- 1643 CSEC students have made requests to defer sitting exams.
- 130 CAPE students have opted to defer taking examinations.
- The current school term will end on July 8 for students and July 9 for teachers