The final (external) component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) is scheduled for Friday, 20 May 2016.
1,959 students are registered for the Assessment. These include 1,006 males and 953 females. In 2015, 1,837 candidates were registered; 941 were males and 894 were females. The assessment commences at 9 am and will be conducted in 5 centres throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. At 1:45 pm all students are expected to finish the examination.
CPEA will be opened to all students who are 11 but not yet 14 years of age on 1 September 2016. It will consist of three multiple choice papers in the following areas:
- Mathematics (50 items)
- Language Arts (50 items)
- Science (50 items)
Each paper will be 75 minutes in duration. The table below reflects the schedule for the examination.
|Subject||Date||Start Time||Length of Examination|
|Mathematics||20 May 2016||9 am||75 minutes|
|Break 10:15 am – 10:30 am 15 minutes|
|Language Arts||20 May 2016||10:30 am||75 minutes|
|Lunch 11:45 am – 12:30 pm 45 minutes|
|Science||20 May 2016||12:30 pm||75 minutes|
NB: No mobile telephones and other electronic devices would be allowed at the examination centres. Electronic calculators are forbidden. Candidates should bring along 3B or 2B pencils to answer multiple choice questions.
Before the Examination
- Be prepared
- Have a positive attitude
- Get to bed early the night before the examination. Remember, your brain and body need sleep to function well.
- A program of exercise is said to sharpen the mind.
- Do not skip breakfast on the morning of the examination. Fresh fruits and vegetables are often recommended to reduce stress.
- Get to school or your centre early on the morning of the Examination.
- Relax just before the Exam.
During the Examination
- Read the instructions carefully. Make sure you are shading answers correctly and that the number you are shading corresponds to the question number.
- Manage your time wisely.
- If you go blank, skip the question and move on.
- Do not get worried or frustrated if a problem seems tricky. Re-read the question to make sure you understand it. Do not panic.
Ministry of Education