Yohance almost speechless
An ecstatic and close to speechless ten-year-old Yohance Lewis started his morning at the St Cyprian’s Boys’ School with little fanfare, today. Little did he know that by lunchtime, what was a quiet day being spent with his classmates, reading and playing would soon change.
Just after 12:30 p.m., he was presented, by his father O’Reilly, with his results from the Barbados Secondary School’s Entrance Examination, commonly called the 11-Plus – his grade 248.77 and an A.
“I feel very good. [When I sat the exam] I thought [the work] was easy and I felt I had a good start. I thought I was going to get 100 in both but I didn’t,” he told a team from Barbados TODAY who visited the school.
Yohance, who sat the exam early will be headed to Queen’s College said he was pleased with the allocation, noting that he wanted to attend the Husbands, St James facility given its close proximity to his home.
Meanwhile, principal of St Cyprian’s, Dave Layne, says the school overall this year has performed exceptionally well in the Common Entrance.
He noted that there was an average of 80 per cent in both mathematics and English, with 29 boys taking the test.
“All gained allocation to a secondary school. We had 15 of the 29 boys scoring above 90 in maths and we had two scoring 100 per cent, so all in all we are extremely pleased with
the results,” Layne said, nothing that it was all also achieved through much discipline and hard work. “You can’t move away from discipline. Any time you move away from that you are going to end up with a product that you don’t want.”