There were mixed emotions among pupils and teachers, as the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results were released in secondary schools yesterday.
The results were released online on Tuesday and principals distributed results slips to pupils yesterday.
Denelle Cardinez, a pupil of Naparima Girls' High School, said she was ecstatic about her results.
She received all grade ones in Biology, Chemistry, Pure Mathematics and Caribbean Studies.
Cardinez said, "I want to thank my parents for all the hard work especially my mom who was always there for me and all my teachers."
The 18-year-old said she will be pursuing a degree in Medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and hopes to eventually specialise in dermatology.
Arhona Pariag, a lower sixth form pupil, also received all grade ones in CAPE Unit One. She wrote Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Communication Studies.
Ryan Ramnath, 19, of Naparima Boys' College said he received three grade ones in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and but a grade three in Caribbean Studies.
He said, "I am really proud of my marks in my other subjects but I did not expect to get a three in Caribbean Studies. Everyone expects you to do well. It is like getting a one is a must."
He is looking forward to attending the University of Toronto in Canada in September. His friend Vishnu Roopnarine was also disappointed. He received three grade ones in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics and a grade two in Caribbean Studies.
He said, "I thought my grades were exceptional. I was hoping for all ones though. I was a little bit disappointed when I saw the grade two. I don't know what went wrong in that subject area. Only 11 pupils got ones."
In September, Roopnarine expects to pursue mechanical engineering at the University of the West Indies.
Naparima Boys' College vice principal Dev Gosine said, "Most of the pupils in any subject area would have gotten ones. We have one little concern though, the Caribbean Studies was not as expected but other than that the results were really fantastic."
And at the Couva Government Secondary School, vice principal Fay Rasheed-Persad said, "Our results were excellent. Pupils got full passes and had good grades. We are just hoping for the best." –Sue-Ann Wayow