Online Registration System (ORS)

The Examinations Administration and Security Division (EAS) continues its programme aimed at improving the delivery of, and access to its results. This year, the Online Registration System (ORS) which was introduced for the first time in 2010 was enhanced to ensure that centres were able to capture and amend registration data very early in the process and thus avoid the late registration fees which become due when the deadlines are not met. This enhancement resulted in a cleaner and more efficient registration process which facilitated the early release of results. The electronic submission of SBA was also further enhanced to prevent the bottlenecks which were created when a large number of users attempted to access the system simultaneously.


The results for all examinations were issued on schedule. This year, for the first time, the preliminary CSEC January results were available online to Local Registrars, schools and candidates. This was a continuation of the online availability of results which started at the May-June 2011 sitting when the CSEC, CAPE and CCSLC results were available online. This method of issuing results is now welcomed by ministries, schools and candidates especially since the ministries and principals can ensure that students have complied with the school regulations and have fulfilled their obligations prior to receipt of results.

New Syllabuses

The Syllabus and Curriculum Development (SCD) Unit commenced the development of two new syllabuses at the CAPE level in 2012. These are Digital Media and Physical Education. The process for developing these syllabuses started with the first Panel meetings and will continue early in 2013. The Digital Media syllabus will be fast tracked and will be available in schools for teaching in September 2013 and for first examination in 2014.


The search for an e-marking solution continued into 2012 with the evaluation of a system for e-marking. The testing of redesigned question papers for several of high-entry subjects was done in 2012. The question papers were designed to make them compatible with an e-marking environment. The evaluation has not been completed.