2055 students to participate in CPEA Exam on May 12, 13 in St Lucia
2055 students to participate in CPEA Exam on May 12, 13 in St Lucia

St Lucia: As per the Ministry of Education, about 2055 candidates from 69 primary schools from across the island are registered to write the first-ever Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) Examinations on May 12 and 13, 2022.

The CPEA, which CXC administers, consists of an internal and an external component. The external component will be administered to Grade Six students at 21 public secondary schools on the island. The CPEA Examinations comprises four core areas, including Mathematics, Social Studies, Language and Science. Each examination paper contains 50 multiple-choice items.

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Around, 54 special-needs candidates will be receiving reading accommodation for the external component.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, students are scheduled to sit in Mathematics exam from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, while Social Studies exam will be conducted from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. On Friday, May 13, 2022, students will sit Language from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, while they will sit the Science Exams from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm.

Primary schools are expected to present their scores and samples for the Internal Component of the CPEA by Thursday, May 19, 2022. The Ministry wishes all Grade Six students well at their CPEA Examinations.

As per the Education Ministry, the number of candidates per examination centre is as follow:

  • Castries Comprehensive Secondary – 121
  • Choiseul Secondary – 56
  • Corinth Secondary – 121
  • Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary – 82
  • Entrepot Secondary – 98
  • Micoud Secondary – 109
  • Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary – 139
  • St Joseph’s Convent – 127
  • St Mary’s College – 91
  • Bocage Secondary – 111
  • Beanefield Comprehensive Secondary – 117
  • Leon Hess Comprehensive Secondary – 71
  • Patricia D James Secondary – 86
  • Sir Ira Simmons Secondary – 92
  • Piaye Secondary – 76
  • Anse Ger Secondary – 64
  • Babonneau Secondary – 60
  • Ciceron Secondary – 78
  • Grande Riviere Secondary – 66
  • St Lucia Sports’ Academy – 86
  • Stanley Jon Odlum Secondary – 93
  • Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary – 111