Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) pupils who collected their results in Port of Spain yesterday, expressed joy over their results.
However, they were also anxious to get their grade slips to the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, where many of them have applied. The deadline for the submission of the CAPE grade slips is today.
Laura Edwards, an18-year-old past pupil of St Joseph's Convent, Port of Spain, who studied business told the Express that she was happy because she passed all of her CAPE subjects.
"I am happy, I got all my passes. One subject is not as good as I wanted, but I did my best and now I am hoping to go to UWI and study Psychology. I want to be a child psychologist," she said.
Christopher Bodden, who wrote his CAPE exams at St Mary's College said he too was very pleased with his CAPE results.
"I got seven ones with six distinctions and a two. I did Science; Chemistry , Biology and Pure Mathematics."
The 18-year-old who wants to study medicine said he plans on taking a year off to work and to volunteer, before furthering his studies. "I am taking a gap year and then I am going to apply to universities in England because I want to study medicine. Maybe specialise in genetics,"
Another St Mary's College pupil, 18-year-old Tzar George, said, "I feel really happy right now. I got six distinctions, a two and a three. I studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. "Right now I just want to start Mechanical Engineering at UWI. I applied, but now that I got the results I have to take it to UWI to finalise things," he said.
Akash Jaikaran, who also collected his CAPE results yesterday, and also plans to study Mechanical Engineering at UWI, said he was shocked by his results. "I got six ones, a two and a three. The three being in Caribbean Studies and the two in Communication Studies ones in everything else. The Caribbean studies I didn't expect to get that three, I thought the grade would have been better. But I'm very excited. My parents are very proud and excited," he said.