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May 7, 2012

Primary School Students confident about P.S.E.

Christian Fabro

A record number of students, seven thousand one hundred and seventy-six, have signed up for the 2012 Primary School Examination. Thirty-six high schools are being used to host students from two hundred and seventy-four primary schools across the country. Today was the second and final day for the standard six students who sat the exam. We caught up with some of them as they exited the classrooms and asked them how they felt about their performance and the exam.

 

Christian Fabro, Student

“Math Problem Solving, Math Multiple Choice and Social Studies. The Math Problem solving was a bit challenging, the Social Studies was easy and the Math as well.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So you felt you did ok?”

 

Christian Fabro

“Yes.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Compared with the first day, how do you think your results will be? Do you have a high school you intend to go?

 

Christian Fabro

“Johns.”

 

Duane Rodriguez

Duane Rodriguez, Student

“The exam was well durable especially the Math and Social Studies because Social Studies is my weakest subject, but I guess I aced it.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So you had no difficulty with today portion of the exam?”

 

Duane Rodriguez

“With this portion, no not really.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Your teachers prepared well; you take extra classes?”

 

Duane Rodriguez

“Yes sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So with high school you plan to go?”

 

Duane Rodriguez

“SJC or Edward.”

 

Nour Safa

Nour Safa, Student

“Everything was good, not really hard—it was ok.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“If you do well, what high school do you plan to go?”

 

Nour Safa

“BHS—Belize high School.”

 

Jose Sanchez

What about you? What about what part of the exam you found difficult if any?”

 

Muskaan Nandwani, Student

Muskaan Nandwani

“It wasn’t difficult, it was just like some parts were a little hard. But I just can’t remember.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So it wasn’t easy, it wasn’t difficult, but it was doable?”

 

Muskaan Nandwani

“It was easy, but some parts, some questions were a little difficult, but then we got them throughout I think.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Did you take extra classes or anything?”

 

Muskaan Nandwani

“Yes I took extra classes with our teacher—he does it after school until five.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Was it difficult? Was it hard?”

 

Prem Balani

Prem Balani, Student

“Well it was easy.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So you are the smart one in the class?”

 

Prem Balani

“Maybe.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So what different things did you; was there any part difficult for you?”

 

Prem Balani

“Yes some.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Give me a typical example of what type of question you faced?”

 

Prem Balani

“Well like about George Price.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“And you were able to answer those well?”

 

Prem Balani

“Yes, I just made an educational guess.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Tell me how you felt going into the exam today and what you did?”

 

William Mayen

William Mayen, Student

“Kinda nervous, yes sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Did you manage to check over your work?”

 

William Mayen

“Yes sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Any difficulty?”

 

William Mayen

“No sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So it was all easy?”

 

William Mayen

“Yes sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“So you think you did well?”

 

William Mayen

“I don’t know sir.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Any particular questions gave you any little bit of trouble, any topics?”

 

William Mayen

“Yeah only for Math Problem Solving.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Overall you felt you did ok?”

 

William Mayen

“Yes sir.”

 

Jason Phillips

Jason Phillips, Student

“It was hard at the beginning, but after I calmed down and it was pretty easy.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Any particular area that you found easy or difficult?”

 

Jason Phillips

“Difficult part was Math Paper II with the Problem Solving, but then the easier part was the Social Studies.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“What was easy about the Social Studies?”

 

Jason Phillips

“They were basic things you would usually know like common-sense question like who helped fight for our independence. I put George Price. Those type of questions; that wasn’t really hard.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Which high school you planning to attend?”

 

Jason Phillips

“SJC.”

 

Tavis Wagner

Tavis Wagner, Student

“The Math PSE Paper II question B because it was mixed numbers—fractions are kinda hard.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“And the Social Studies was probably easier for you?”

 

Tavis Wagner

“Yeah it was easier.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Any particular part you found the easiest in the Social Studies?”

 

Tavis Wagner

“Umm there were some questions with timelines. It asked you like in what year the British first came to Belize. It was easy.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Tell me how the exam went.”

 

Ian Gillett

Ian Gillett, Student

“Good.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Any part you found difficult?”

 

Ian Gillett

“Problem solving.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“And with part was easy for you?”

 

Ian Gillett

“Social Studies.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“What in the Social Studies you found easier?”

 

Ian Gillett

“Everything.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Like what for example?”

 

Ian Gillett

“Some ah dem mi hard, some ah dem mi easy.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Other than that you feel okay about the exam?”

 

Ian Gillett

“I think I wah pass. I want go dah wah good high school.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Which high school do you want to go to?”

 

Ian Gillett

“Wesley.”

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1 Response for “Primary School Students confident about P.S.E.”

  1. Stephen says:

    This PSE is a waste of time as I notice some students did really bad on the exam and they excel in the school they attend. On the other hand there are some that get high grade and the school recommend that they go back to STD 6 as they are not competent enough to do high school work materials. There must be another way to have all students attend high school with their STD 6 report card and we will know which school need to shape up. I had a class mate that got 96 and I got 78 but when we went to Belmopan comprehensive she could not do the work and was sent back to primary school and she quit.

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