Sunday 20 May, 2018

PHOTOS: 11-plus students know sacrifice

These two girls from St Catherine's were elated that the exam was out of the way

These two girls from St Catherine's were elated that the exam was out of the way

The road to success is never easy and some of the over 3000 students who sat the Common Entrance Examination today admitted that they had to make many sacrifices over the past year. 

Tishawn Jones from Reynold Weeks Primary School said that he had to give up going outside to play and was saddened by the cut down in playtime. While Rashawn Small-Sealy said that he had to sacrifice gaming, watching television and playing outside but believes it should all pay off. "The exam was challenging but then it became easier over time because I saw a lot of things that I went through before," he said.

Common Entrance Day 2018

Deandra Clarke of St. Catherine's Primary said that she had to sacrifice her lunchtime and had to go to many lesson sessions but now she's elated that everything is over. "I want to go to Harrison College but this evening I'll be going to a picnic at King George V Park with my friends," she said.

Shaquan Belle who described the exam as "manageable" said that he had to give up going on online with his phone and going to cricket, but hopefully that all helped him to do good enough to get to his desired Queen's College or The St Michael School.

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