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Barbados 11 plus

11+ Barbados


Admission to secondary schools

Entry of students to secondary schools is determined by:

  • students' performance in the Barbados Secondary Schools' Entrance Examination (BSSEE);
  • parents' choice of schools;
  • zones where the students live.
Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination
Children who are eleven years old but under twelve (12) years old at September 1st in the year of the examination are required to write the examination as a means of allocation to secondary school.  Under a system of flexible transfer children who will be nine (9) years old but under eleven (11) years old in the year of the examination may write the examination provided that certain conditions have been satisfied.  Children may defer writing the examination for one year or because of physical or emotional problems may be exempted from writing the examination, but special conditions must be satisfied and permission from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development must be obtained in all cases.
Product Review from a Barbados Parent
"BOFA provides 11 plus paper practice online, complete with explanations and retests.
Designed to provide INSTANT training and monitoring for parents and teachers, BOFA creates individual logins for the children as well as teacher logins to monitor performance.
BOFA supplies the standard tests in Math and English as well as and the Elite range, a more difficult multiple choice series of tests.
What is so convenient about BOFA is that you don’t have to rush to a shop or battle traffic to get to a hall for the mock exam. You buy online, open the tests (you have several) and they provide immediate scoring with explanations for wrong answers. You can choose to time your tests, stop and resume tests.
If, like most of us parents, your kids are really not too focused on practicing for this important exam, this helps them get focused. And if you are not there when they are doing the test, you can login and check performance because it is all online. And the best thing is that the answers are right there for reviewing (which means you don’t have to know the methods yourself!)
At half the price of our local CD version of 11plus testing, BOFA is a very good deal.
I would recommend the Bonus then Core then Elite in both Maths and English which would cost  approximately $90 at the moment (NB you do not pay the VAT and you can buy smaller chunks of testing) so this is half the price of the Aries and we have the practice and retest questions. Each contains about 4 hours work so it is roughly $3 per hour. No download, no post, only requires internet access.”
Liz Cupples
Mother, Barbados

Barbados Schools

  • The Alexandra School
  • Alleyne School
  • Alma Parris Memorial Secondary School
  • Codrington school
  • Christ Church Foundation School
  • Coleridge and Parry School
  • Combermere School
  • Deighton Griffith Secondary School
  • Ellerslie Secondary School
  • Garrison Secondary School
  • Grantley Adams Memorial School
  • Harrison Colleg
  • Learning For Life school
  • Parkinson Memorial Secondary School
  • Princess Margaret Secondary School
  • Providence Secondary School
  • Queen's College
  • Springer Memorial Secondary School (Girls)
  • St. George Secondary School
  • St. James Secondary School
  • St. Leonard's Boys' Secondary School (Boys)
  • St. Lucy Secondary School
  • St Winifreds Secondary School
  • The Lester Vaughan School
  • The Lodge School
  • The St. Michael School
  • The Ursuline Convent