A total of 3,401 students will be writing this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Wednesday, July 28.
This figure comprises 1,680 females and 1,721 males, who are registered to write the exam at 22 secondary schools and the Barbados Community College.
According to the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, 10 students have requested permission to sit the BSSEE at an early age (10 years old).
The BSSEE, also known as the Common Entrance or 11-plus exam, will also be written by 85 non-nationals. These students have satisfied immigration requirements.
The Ministry has also received 94 special requests, mainly for extra time, enlarged print and breaks for snacks. Meanwhile, the Ministry has granted exemptions from writing the examination to 23 students while 106 others have deferred.