On Thursday and Friday, 1,846 Grade Six (students will sit the final component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) in 17 centres throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

There are 940 females and 906 males registered.

The CPEA is an examination administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for students exiting the primary cycle of their education.

The students will sit multiple choice papers in four subject areas, mathematics, language arts, science and social studies; social studies being assessed for the first time as part of the final component of the CPEA.

On the first day of the examinations, students will write mathematics and social studies and on the second day, students will write language arts and science.

The multiple choice component of the assessment will comprise 60 per cent of their final score. Each multiple choice paper consists of 50 items with a duration of 75 minutes per paper.

The results of the CPEA are expected to be published in June.

The Ministry of Education will conduct the secondary school placement exercise as usual.

In 2017, the overall pass rate for the CPEA was 85.35 per cent.

Rosario Browne of the Kingstown Preparatory School was the top student with an average of 98 per cent.

All students who sat the exam in 2017 were placed into secondary schools. This is in conformity with the policy of Universal Access to Secondary Education.

“The Minister of Education wishes all students success in their examination and expresses his gratitude to the head teachers, teachers and stakeholders for their dedication to all students,” the ministry said in a press statement.

The ministry also reminded parents and teachers that 3B only pencils are required for this examination.

3 COMMENTS

    • G.T. You are a complete waste of space on this earth, if that’s all you can say to the future of St.Vincent might as well you go bath yourself inside a drum full of acid.
      Good luck to all those who is embarking on there first real journey to success.

  1. GT, you cannot be pessimistic about these children. At least 5-6 years from now no one knows how fate will turn. I was born in SVG 70 years ago. From age 11 I lived in Trinidad. I taught at secondary school for 18 years, then migrated to the USA in 1993 where I still live and still teaching at a High School. We cannot see our future, but there is always hope. Then JJ, your comment that GT should be in a barrel of acid, is harsh and cruel although I cannot believe that you are serious. We need to be kind to one another. Bottomline: I wish these children success in their endeavour. Peace.

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