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Apr 11, 2011

Almost 7,000 sit Primary School Examinations

It’s one of the most nerve racking days for standard six students in every corner of the country because today almost seven thousand took the first half of the Primary School Examinations. It is not a mandatory requirement but the P.S.E. is one of the factors that high schools consider when reviewing applications to determine who will be accepted. The students were under great pressure going in this morning, but just before two o’clock this afternoon News Five caught with some of the candidates and found out that the nerves had been replaced by relief.

Rianne Jex, P.S.E. Student, Holy Redeemer Primary School

“It was good to me because our teacher taught us most of the stuff so.”

Rianne Jex & Gina Parchue

Gina Parchue, P.S.E. Student, Holy Redeemer Primary School

“Well, for me it was a little bit challenging and some of the questions, you have to do a lot of thinking.”

Delahnie Bain

” I know you said you’ve been preparing since last October, but what kind of preparation have you been doing?”

Rianne Jex

“We did morning class, afternoon classes and evening classes.”

Gina Parchue

“We also did a little bit of group work, presentations and stuff like that.”

Danica Blade & kiyarah austin

Danica Blade, P.S.E. Student, Holy Redeemer Primary School

“The science was kind of complicated but most of the items that were on it, our teacher gave us. And the English, it was doable.”

Kiyarah Austin, P.S.E. Student, Holy Redeemer Primary School

“It was fair to me. I practically knew everything. I put in my time; I studied so I just came to do what I learned today.”

Danica Blade

“I wasn’t that nervous, but it was kind of shaky, shaky.”

Kiyarah Austin

“I was nervous but when I sat down and looked through the questions, I basically knew all of them.”

Daniel Pickwoad, P.S.E. Student, Holy Redeemer Primary School

Daniel Pickwoad & antoine gillett

“It could be challenging and it could be easy, depends on how you work.”

Antoine Gillett, P.S.E. Student, Holy Redeemer Primary School

“The science was a bit challenging and the English, some of it we knew because they taught us it. We were shown the different ways how to do it.”

Delahnie Bain

“At the end of the day, are you confident that you did well?”

Antoine Gillett

“Yes ma’am.”

Daniel Pickwoad

“Yes, yes I am confident.”

Delahnie Bain

“And you’re ready for the next round?”

Daniel Pickwoad

“I was ready from today.”

Antoine Gillett

“I’m ready for the next round of exams.”

Alyssa Reyes

Alyssa Reyes, P.S.E. Student, Belize Elementary School

“Today went okay, I was a little nervous at first but now that I’m done it’s okay.”

Delahnie Bain

“Was there any one in particular that was more difficult than the other?”

Alyssa Reyes

“English paper two.”

Neeraj Pagarani, P.S.E. Student, Belize Elementary School

“It was okay, I was little bit nervous from before but it was okay.”

Javier Molina, P.S.E. Student, Belize Elementary School

Neeraj Pagarani, javier molina and dennis ma

“Well, it was really easy because my mom lets me study all the time so it was easy for me today.”

Dennis Ma, P.S.E. Student, Belize Elementary School

“Some of the questions were a little bit confusing but I thought of it then answered the questions.”

Delahnie Bain

“And you all are ready for the next round of exams?”

Neeraj Pagarani

“Yes because I already studied it from before.”

Javier Molina

“I only have to study a little more for Math. Social I’m good with that.”

Dennis Ma

“I really have to put more effort in my math.”

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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1 Response for “Almost 7,000 sit Primary School Examinations”

  1. Reigne2012 says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, let’s say there are 22 high schools throughout the country of Belize and on average they have four first forms each with seating for 30 students per class; that’s a total of 2,640 spaces. The question is, if almost 7000 are primed to go into high school do we have space for them all?

    If anyone has stats on how many high schools there are that would help to put some accuracy to the figures.
    Also do we track those students in an effort to get them in school and keep them there. We have a very high illiteracy rate in Belize which also affects our crime rate.

    Let’s analyze.

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