Common Entrance top 10 announced

The results are in for this year’s Common Entrance exam.

And it would seem that the private schools are dominating the list of top 10 performers in the exam, which decides on places for over 3,000 primary school students in the island’s secondary schools.

This year’s top Girl is Jasmine Patricia Simmons of St Angela’s and the top boy is Daunte Rachad Small of Arthur Smith Primary.

Following is the top ten issued moments ago by the Ministry of Education.



29 Responses to Common Entrance top 10 announced

  1. Alisa Cox-West
    Alisa Cox-West June 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

    If you are paying, why would you expect any less?!

    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith June 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Indeed, its good to see their investment paying off …

  2. Frank Fowler
    Frank Fowler June 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    They’re not teaching anything different at the private schools, but the students have parents who can pay for that as well as after school lessons and weekend tutoring, plus family expectations (pressure) is another thing that leaves us with these results. These results now don’t determine who you’ll end up being in life, so pass or barely pass, you have a whole life to make it whatever you want it to be. Congrats to all.

  3. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman June 10, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Congratulations To ALL

  4. Alphonso Elijah
    Alphonso Elijah June 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Life is full of amazing people with all these top schools.
    Does it really matter?
    A Nation is built by builders, Education has its place, this Common Entrance Exam should be done away with. Because it sends the wrong message about better thans in society.
    All do the same CXC exams at the end of the day, but Barbados is about image, thats all and want to be seen as a Christian nation as we continue to fool ourselves about what partiality is.

    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes June 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      This is all divisive because certain scores get you into certain. If all schools were equal in a society this would not be needed. Why is it that a child with a 150 cannot go to the ‘top’ school? Food for thought.

  5. D
    D'Kengi Coates June 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Congrats to them all .. job well done !

  6. Farrah Straker
    Farrah Straker June 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Why is it every year some people feel need to divide the private vs public school? All schools in Barbados teach the same curriculum. All schools in Barbados have after school lessons. Spare me the talk about parents having money. In the age when Charles F Broome, Bay Primary and Luther Thorne were always at the helm for top students both in boys and girls, nobody argued about private vs public. Now the tables have turned and a new group of young bright individuals habe excelled but come from Private schools, some want to lament that private is good because parents have money and can pay for the extra lessons. Get out of here. How ignorant can your logic be?

  7. Kaia Bannister
    Kaia Bannister June 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Congrats to all!

  8. Alisa Cox-West
    Alisa Cox-West June 10, 2015 at 11:55 am

    How well a child does in life has more to do with parenting and mentoring than it does with the school they attend! #FACT

  9. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister June 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Woop woop

  10. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson June 10, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    What are our goverment teachers doing that 7 private school gain the top marks i know Barbados have more than 20 primary school

  11. Dexter Squires
    Dexter Squires June 10, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I hope I don’t read later on in life that some teachers give children the answers to the tests like overseas…..then again what happen 28yrs ago

  12. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar June 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    You all got a good job. When are we going to liberate ourselves from a system, that left by the colonial masters. The attitude of our students to education, stems from this so call common entrance examination. This examination should be used to see where our students need additional help, and not this high polluted nonsense, of allocating schools to students. Every year, the psyche of students are affected from the results of common Entrance test. They have a very poor attitude to certain schools and this creates low esteem., resluting in deviant behaviour .

  13. Michael Ess
    Michael Ess June 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    People’s Cathedral old scholars represent !! #HOLLAAAAA

  14. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain June 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    The real test and journey has just begun. But anyway congrats to the kids who pasS the 11+ and to those who did not pass never give up, you have more time (years) to do better.

  15. ch June 11, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Congratulations to all children who have done their best.
    Continue to do your best and you will succeed.
    You are going into a new world in September and do so with confidence.
    But also with the understanding that this exam is past tense and it does not define you as a person.
    High achievers are often never told that there are other gifted children out there who may surpass them in some or all ways because of sheer natural ability. So when it happens, they feel defeated and -believe this- some parents drive them to hate and envy the “competition”. It is a toxic attitude and children are left thinking that their worth is tied to a mark.
    On the other end, those who do badly in this exam are made to feel inferior and hopeless because of the elitism enforced by this archaic exam. They are not given the curriculum options to build success and they fall into the habit of low expectations and a limited life.
    Our children are saturated with lessons and expectations from primary teachers and parents just to get into a secondary school and too many are walking out the gates five years later, with nothing. Educational reform is needed.


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