CXC grade system

GRADE DEFINITIONS

CSEC

The Six-Point Grading Scheme

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) introduced a six-point grading scheme for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), in the May/June 1998 examinations.

The six-point grading scheme reports on the performance of the candidate under six overall and profile grades as follows:

Overall grades - I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Profile grades - A, B, C, D, E, F

Grade and Profile Descriptions

The overall grade and profile descriptions are:

Overall Grades

GRADE I Candidate shows a comprehensive grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skills and competencies required by the syllabus.
GRADE II Candidate shows a good grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skills and competencies required by the syllabus.
GRADE III Candidate shows a fairly good grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skills and abilities required by the syllabus.
GRADE IV Candidate shows a moderate grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skills and competencies required by the syllabus.
GRADE V Candidate shows a very limited grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skills and competencies required by the syllabus.
GRADE VI Candidate shows a very limited grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skills and competencies required by the syllabus.

 

Profile Grades

A Outstanding
B Good
C Fairly Good
D Moderate
E Weak
F Poor

 

CAPE

Candidates receive a report for performance on each Unit. For each Unit, candidates receive:

(a) an overall grade (Grades I to VII) to indicate the quality of performance on the Unit as a whole;

(b) a module grade (Grades A to G) to reflect performance on each module of the Unit.

OVERALL GRADES

GRADE DEFINITION
I

Shows an excellent grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.

Applies principles, concepts and skills to problem situations and analyses, synthesizes and evaluates issues in a competent manner.

Organizes information meaningfully and communicates ideas in an effective manner.

II

Shows a very good grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.

Applies principles, concepts and skills to problem situations and analyses, synthesizes and evaluates issues in a competent manner.

Organizes information meaningfully and communicates ideas in an effective manner.

III Shows a good grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.Applies principles, concepts and skills to problem situations and analyses, synthesizes and evaluates issues in a competent manner.Organizes information meaningfully and communicates ideas in an effective manner.
IV

Shows a satisfactory grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.

Applies principles, concepts and skills to problem situations and analyses, synthesizes and evaluates issues in a competent manner.

Organizes information meaningfully and communicates ideas in an effective manner.

V Shows an acceptable grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.Applies principles, concepts and skills to problem situations and analyses, synthesizes and evaluates issues in a competent manner.Organizes information meaningfully and communicates ideas in an effective manner.
VI

Shows a limited grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.

Shows basic weaknesses in the application of principles, concepts and skills and in analyzing or evaluating issues.

Shows basic weaknesses in the organizing and communicating of information.;

VII

Shows a very limited grasp of the principles, concepts and skills contained in the syllabus.

Shows little or no skills in the application of principles, concepts and skills in analyzing or evaluating issues.

Shows poor skills in organizing and communicating of information.

 

MODULE GRADE   DEFINITION

 A

B

C

D

E

F

G

 

Excellent

Very Good

Good

Satisfactory

Acceptable

Limited

Very Limited

CCSLC

Composite Score Grade
75 - 100 Master
50 - 74 Competent
0 - 49 Developing Competence