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Students say CPEA was ‘easy’

Students say CPEA was ‘easy’


Many of the Grade Six pupils who wrote the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) last Friday seem to be of the consensus that they did well overall.

Following the exams, Keonj Findlay and Diallo Robertson-Lewis, pupils of the Kingstown Preparatory School{{more}}, told SEARCHLIGHT that they both hope to attend the St Vincent Grammar School in the new school year.

“I think I did well overall for all the subjects,” Robertson-Lewis said. “I would like to thank my mom and my sister…and God for blessing me and helping me to do it.”

While he noted that some questions on the Science exam were challenging, Findlay said he felt like he did well overall.

“For all the subjects, above 85 per cent,” he said. He also thanked his mother for helping him to study for his CPEA examinations.

As the exams came to an end on Friday, a group of girls from the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School engaged in a conversation charged with excitement, as they stood outside of the examination centre.

“It was easy, very easy!” they told SEARCHLIGHT in unison.

The girls explained that they prepared for CPEA by studying hard and that they were grateful for the support of their teachers.

“I think we’re coming back there,” Akiva Richards told SEARCHLIGHT with a big smile, as she pointed towards the compound of the Girls’ High School.

Windsor Primary School pupil Kristine Branch also remarked that she would like to attend the Girls’ High School.

“I think I did really well on all of the tests. I took my time and studied and went to lessons,” she said, thanking God, her parents, teachers, and her uncle, Richard Branch, for tutoring her.

Although studying is important, it is also necessary to rest well before a big exam.

This is just what Nasir Primus and Tyrese Britton of the CW Prescod Primary School did as part of their preparations for CPEA.

“For me, I study whole week. Thursday, I rest myself so all the studying pay off. I find it was easy,” Britton said.

Primus added that “I think I do well and my mommy might be proud with me.”

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty-nine (1829) Grade Six pupils sat the exam at 17 different centres across St Vincent and the Grenadines. This year’s students, which consist of 905 females and 924 males, make up the second cohort of students to sit the CPEA in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The results from this second sitting are expected to be published by mid-June.

The overall pass rate for CPEA in 2014 was 78.08 per cent.