Changes to structure of examinations

There are changes to the structure of some CSEC and CAPE examinations papers. The list below shows what changes have occurred.

CSEC Change in structure from 2016 sitting
Additional Mathematics No change
Agricultural Science (DA) No change
Agricultural Science (SA) No change
Biology No change
Caribbean History No change
Chemistry No change
Economics Paper 02 – 6 compulsory questions
Electronic Document Preparation

and Management

Paper 01 is now a Multiple Choice Paper with 60 items
English A No change
English B No change
Family and Resource Management Paper 02 – 6 compulsory questions
Food, Nutrition and Health Paper 02 – 6 compulsory questions
French Paper 02 – 4 compulsory questions
Geography Paper 02 – 4 compulsory questions (Geography 2016 Paper 02 had three sections with optional questions)
Human and Social Biology No change
Industrial Technology Paper 01 is common to the three options.  The Paper 02 for each option has 5 compulsory questions.
CSEC Change in structure since 2016 sitting
Information Technology No change
Integrated Science No change
Mathematics No change
Music No change
Office Administration Paper 02 – 6 compulsory questions
Physical Education and Sport No change
Physics No change
Portuguese First sitting of the examination in 2017
Principles of Accounts Paper 02 – 5 compulsory questions
Principles of Business Paper 02 – 5 compulsory questions
Religious Education No change (online marking so line spaces included)
Social Studies Paper 02: Candidates answer 5 questions – 4 compulsory and a choice of 1 from 3.
Spanish Paper 02 – 4 compulsory questions
Technical Drawing The syllabus was revised.  There is no longer a paper which has the format of the previous Paper 020.  The new Paper 02A and 02B (previously 031 and 032, respectively) have 2 compulsory questions each.
Textiles, Clothing and Fashion Paper 02 – 6 compulsory questions
Theatre Arts No change
Visual Arts No change

 

 

 

 

CAPE Change in structure since 2016 sitting
Accounting No change
Agricultural Science No change
Animation and Game Design New
Applied Mathematics No change
Art and Design Unit 1 Paper 01 is now a Multiple Choice Paper with 40 items.
Biology No change
Building and Mechanical

Engineering Drawing

No change
Caribbean Studies No change
Chemistry No change
Communication Studies No change
Computer Science No change
Digital Media No change
Economics Paper 02 – 3 compulsory questions
Electrical and Electronic

Engineering Technology

Paper 01 is now a Multiple Choice Paper with 45 items.  Unit 2 has two options, A and B.  Paper 02 has 6 compulsory questions.
Entrepreneurship No change
Environmental Science No change
Financial Services Studies New
Food and Nutrition No change

 

 

 

 

CAPE Change in structure since 2016 sitting
French No change
Geography Paper 02 – 4 compulsory questions
Green Engineering New
History No change
Information Technology No change
Integrated Mathematics No change
Law No change
Literatures in English No change
Logistics and Supply

Chain Operations

No change
Management of Business Paper 02 – 3 compulsory questions
Performing Arts No change
Physical Education and Sport No change
Physics No change
Pure Mathematics No change
Sociology Paper 02 – 3 compulsory questions
Spanish No change
Tourism No change