Three thousand, five hundred and twenty-five students will write this year???s Barbados Secondary Schools??? Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Tuesday, May 3.
According to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, this figure comprises 1,784 males and 1,741 females, who are registered to write the examination at 22 secondary schools across the island.??
This year, 13 students will write the examination at an early age (that is at 10+).
The Ministry has also reported that 109 students have made requests to be deferred from writing the BSSEE until 2017. This figure comprises 95 registered students in Class 3 and 14 from Class 4.
Forty-eight students have been granted exemptions. Additionally, there were 111 special requests made by students, primarily for extra time, enlarged print and breaks for snack. However, of these, 85 were granted permission.
The BSSEE, usually referred to as the Common Entrance Examination or the 11 Plus, will also be taken by 148 non-nationals. These students have satisfied the immigration requirements.