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Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA)

The Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Examination is used to facilitate the placement of students in Secondary Schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago.  The SEA is comprised of three papers in the subjects of Creative Writing, Mathematics, and Language Arts, and covers the national curriculum for primary-level education with a focus on Standards Three to Five.

Who is eligible to write the SEA?

Students who are in Standard Five and have not yet attained the age of 15 are eligible to write the SEA.


The Ministry of Education publishes an annual “SEA Guidelines” document to assist parents, teachers and others involved in the preparation of students for the SEA and secondary school.  These guidelines can be accessed using the link below.


SEA Guidelines


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How do I register my child to write the SEA?

Students must complete the SEA Registration Form, which is made available at all primary schools at the beginning of the first term of the school year in September.  All necessary information, such as the registration deadline, is included on the form.  If you want to register a student after the deadline, please contact the Ministry of Education's Examination Section.


Examinations Section

Ministry of Education
18 Alexandra Street

St. Clair

Port of Spain

Trinidad, West Indies

Tel. (868) 622-1365 or (868) 628-8555

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Where can I obtain my child's SEA results?

If your child wrote the SEA in 2011, you can obtain his or her results by following the link below.


2011 SEA Results


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Where can I find more information?

More information can be obtained from the Ministry of Education's Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE).  You may contact DERE's office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.


Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE)

Ministry of Education
18 Abercromby Street

Port of Spain

Trinidad, West Indies

Tel. (868) 623-8464 or (868) 624-2145

Fax. (868) 624-2145


You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website by following the link below.

Ministry of Education website

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