Students sit the last Part of PSE

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Standard six students from across the country sat the second part of the Primary School Examination (PSE) on Monday, May 7th. 197 students from primary schools in San Pedro Town and Caye Caulker Village sat the exams at the San Pedro High School.  The second part of the exam tests the student’s ability in two subject areas, namely Mathematics and Social Studies.

The Mathematics had two parts, papers I which was the problem solving and paper II which was the multiple choice segment. In Social Studies, the students received 50 multiple choice questions which ranged from politics, to local government to current events.

In speaking to The San Pedro Sun, Kai Yu of New Horizon Seventh Day Adventist Primary School explained that the examination overall was easy with a few challenging questions mainly in the problem solving section of Mathematics. Yu said that while studying hard did help, mentoring and mock test prepared by the teachers played a crucial role in them sitting the exam.

For her part, Kessia Fuentes of San Pedro Roman Catholic School explained that for the most part the examination was “easy” except for questions in Social Studies dealing with local government and current events. Fuentes said that she has been preparing for the PSE since she was in standard IV with the assistance of her teachers.

Yu and Fuentes are just two of a total of 7,176 students who registered for the PSE 2012 throughout the country; 3,562 females and 3,614 males. The results for the PSE are expected to be released in June.

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