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Brilliant Kyle James excels in CAPE

Brilliant Kyle James excels in CAPE


Over the years, the name Kyle James has become synonymous with outstanding academic achievement.

This year is no different, as James is yet again being recognized for his stellar performance at the 2015 sitting of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).{{more}} The 18-year-old is one of the top performers for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), having recorded straight Grade Ones with all ‘A’ profiles in Pure Mathematics Unit 2, French Unit 2, Chemistry Unit 2 and Physics Unit 2.

“I feel elated, I’m happy about it. It was kind of a relief, because particularly the pure math exam, it was hard, it was challenging. So, to get that result was relieving for me as well,” he told SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday evening.

The son of Dr Franklyn James and Louisa James also recorded Grade Ones with all A profiles in 2014 when he sat the CAPE unit 1 exams for these subjects. He also obtained a Grade I in Communication Studies.

In 2008, James placed first for boys and first overall in the Common Entrance Examinations. He was the top male performer in the 2013 CSEC examinations with 11 Grade Ones and also had the opportunity to deliver the valedictory address at this year’s St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) graduation ceremony.

“My main technique is really I like to read a lot, so I would find textbooks, things on the Internet. I like information, so I do a lot of reading and making sure that I understand. I don’t ever try to just memorize stuff. I go all out to make sure I understand exactly what I’m learning, so that at the end of the day, I can apply it to any question,” the Upper Cane Hall resident said.

According to the former St Vincent Grammar School and SVGCC student, his next steps include pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering at either of his top two universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Princeton, beginning 2016.

Until then, he will be working with the young minds of SVG by providing tutoring services to them.

“I would just like to encourage others out there to put in the same work or even more to do even better than I did,” he said.

“I would like to thank my parents, Franklyn and Louisa James, as well as all my lecturers at the Community College and even all my teachers from secondary school as well, because they gave me that foundation and of course, God, because without him, we can’t really do anything without him.”