The examinations were taken by Form Three (3), Four (4) and Five (5) Physical Education and Sports students. The examination was taken via the schools Learning Management System (EDU2.0; www.cicss.edu20.org).
This system was introduced by a formidable team which included former principal of the Ciceron Secondary School Mr. Ron Isaac, Information Technology specialist Ms. Yasmine Tyson and Information Technology Specialist, current Chevening Scholarship holder and current Head of Department for Information Technology attached to the Ciceron Secondary School; Mrs. Gilda Marcion.
The examination consisted of sixty (60) multiple choice questions which followed the exact format for the CXC examinations Paper One. Students were given one hour to complete the examination and were invigilated by their Physical Education and Sports teacher, Mr. Tariq Edward.
Many of the students seemed really relaxed but when students were told that their results would be given immediately after finishing the exams, their faces told a million stories. Fear began to instill into the students and the anxiety began showing vividly. After instructions were given to the students and everyone was logged in, it was time to create history.
The first form four (4) student (Jamal Polius) finished in 13 minutes and 23 seconds and recorded a high score of 83%. The other two students finished in 15 minutes and they too also recorded passing grades of 78% and 75% respectively. The lowest score recorded a passing grade of 55% and after close analysis; the mean score for the form fours was 78%. The form fives as well recorded a successful online examination with a top score of 72% which was recorded by Veron Preville. The mean score for the form fives was 68% with the lowest score still being a passing grade of 57%.
The form three (3) students would complete the trio and despite being the most fearful set of students, they too were successful as the highest overall score would come from D’ Moy Cupid (80%). These students performed exceptionally well as their average score was 72% with the lowest score being 62%.
Overall, the students recorded a 100% pass rate and an experience that will remain with them for a life time.
Here are a few of reactions from the students towards their very first online end of term examination:
“It was great but at first I was nervous”
“It was ok but at first I was nervous but later I got the hang of it”
“It was a good experience for me”
“It was very interesting for me. We should keep doing this more often!”
“It was good and I found it a lot easier”
“It was good but I was not happy with my score”
“It was interesting but I found I could have done much better”
“It was exciting and I enjoyed it”
“I sweat on that e wah. That was good”