AZIEL (left), and Azriel Boston
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September 3, 2021
CPEA was like another practice test –Twin sisters

AFTER SUPERB Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) results, twin sisters from the Sugar Mill Academy will stick together in the same form at the Girls’ High School (GHS) at the start of the new school year.

Eleven-year-old Aziel and Azriel Boston, daughters to Bridget Gould and David Boston, netted top performances when the results of the CPEA exams were finally revealed on Wednesday.

Aziel made her mark by placing second for girls and fourth overall, while Azriel came 17th for girls and 27th overall.

The two girls confessed to being nervous about the results, and pleased and excited at the outcome.

The sisters supported each other during the process by helping each other study and calming one another’s nerves.

This was useful since the environment created by the Covid-19 pandemic was unusual.

“…At first I thought I was on vacation but then… I had to go to school,” Aziel reasoned, while speaking from the Sugar Mill Academy yesterday, September 2.

“…It was more stressful than face-to-face class because the teachers can see whether you’re online or not and they can see when you posted an assignment.

“…It’s kind of like if you post it one minute late, I don’t think it would be a big deal but the next day the teachers will have a chat,” the 11-year-old explained with emphasis on the final word.

Nevertheless, the duo described the exams as very easy.

“I had a lot of time to rest and look over,” Azriel disclosed.

“It was like doing another practice test because we had chances with a new book called “Let’s Pass CPEA”, it has practice tests that you can do. So we treated the examination as another practice test,” Aziel explained.

The level-headed student has some advice to others

who may be sitting exams in the future. “I would say not to stress out yourself because it’s mainly getting the test done and remembering when you’re on the spot, not remembering all the stuff one time…and don’t study the week of the exams, it’ll stress you out more.”

Azriel agreed, noting that breaks are necessary and exams should be treated like practice tests.

While they may seem identical, the intelligent girls have slightly different goals for their futures.

“I want to be a judge in the Family Court. I just want to hear from children and make them feel happy again if they don’t feel comfortable in their home,” Aziel shared.

“I’m thinking of being a teacher because I like teaching and I like to be with children,” Azriel revealed.

Their mother revealed that she is extremely proud of her daughters.

“I’m really grateful to God because we always put him first, always praying, they know whenever they go to class to do their exams, to pray and ask God to help them,” she disclosed, adding, “I believe the just shall live by faith so I believed that they were going to do exceptionally well.”

“…The strong point for me is that the both of them are going to be in the same class at the Girls’ High School because they have always been together and that has been our prayer, that they will be together,” the mom commented.

The Sugar Mill Academy also recorded two other students in the “top ten”. Selah Gonsalves placed first for girls and third overall, and Alexander Cummings tied for sixth place overall with a student from the Kingstown Government School and placed fourth for boys.