Students ‘ungraded’ from 11 of 20 schools get results after CXC review


See below full statement issued by the Ministry of Education:

Update on the review requested from CXC for CSEC and CAPE 2020 results

(October 2, 2020) – Following the release of the 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), the Ministry of Education received several complaints regarding the grades that were awarded to students.

After considering these complaints, the Minister of Education engaged CXC to review the ‘ungraded’ and unsatisfactory results. The Council agreed to review the submissions made by the Ministry of Education for both examinations.

A total of 20 schools in fifteen CSEC and CAPE subject areas received ungraded results. The CSEC subjects that were affected are: English A, Mathematics, Principles of Business, Office Administration, Human & Social Biology, Theatre Arts, Physical Education & Sports and Economics.

The CAPE subjects that were affected are: Geography Unit 1, Caribbean Studies, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Accounting Unit 1 & 2, Law Unit 1 and Pure Mathematics Unit 1 & 2.

Pursuant to the Minister’s intervention as aforesaid, eleven schools where students received results that were ‘ungraded’, have since received results with grades.

The schools are: Port Kaituma Secondary, Patentia Secondary, Annandale Secondary, New Amsterdam Secondary, Paramakatoi Secondary, Harmony Secondary, Carmel Secondary, Central High School, The Bishops’ High School, Leguan Secondary School and Mahaicony Secondary School.

The CSEC subjects that were initially ‘ungraded’ and would have received grades upon review by CXC are: English A, Principles of Business, Office Administration, Economics and Human and Social Biology. Additionally, in relation to CAPE, grades were received for Geography Unit 1 that was previously ungraded.

CXC has committed to providing an update on the outstanding nine schools at the earliest possible time.

A number of factors contributed to candidates’ results being recorded as ungraded. The Ministry has immediately begun to revert to pre-existing systems which will be strengthened to prevent a reoccurrence.

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