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)

Paper 02 – decrease from nine (9) to six (6) questions with 10 marks awarded for each question

 

Paper 03 – increase from four (4) to six (6) questions with 10 marks awarded for each question 

Agricultural Science (SA)

Paper 02 is a shared paper for (DA) and (SA)

Biology

No change

Caribbean History

No change

Chemistry

No change

Economics

Paper 02 – six (6) compulsory questions

Question 1 – 15 marks

Question 2 – 15 marks

Question 3 – 15 marks

Question 4 – 15 marks

Question 5 – 20 marks

Question 6 – 20 marks

Electronic Document Preparation

and Management

Paper 01 is now a multiple choice paper with 60 items

English A

From June 2018 examination

Paper 02 – decrease from eight (8) to seven (7) questions

Section 2 – from two (2) compulsory passages to an exposition piece where the candidates produce a letter/report/email etc.

Introduction of a Paper 031(SBA) and Paper 032 (Alternate)

English B

From June 2018 examination

Paper 01 – from structured response to an essay question

Paper 02 – decrease from twelve (12) to eight (8) questions

Introduction of a Paper 031(SBA) and Paper 032 (Alternate)

Family and Resource Management

Paper 02 – six (6) compulsory questions

Food, Nutrition and Health

Paper 02 – six (6) compulsory questions

French

Paper 02 – four (4) compulsory questions

Geography

From June 2018 examination

Paper 02 – all compulsory questions

Human and Social Biology

No change

 

 

CSEC

Change in structure since 2016 sitting

Industrial Technology

Paper 01 is common to the three (3) options.  For Paper 02, each option has five (5) compulsory questions.

Information Technology

No change

Integrated Science

Paper 032 – practical component added

Mathematics

From June 2018 examination

Paper 02 – changed to ten (10) compulsory questions for a total of 100 marks

Introduction of Paper 031(SBA) and Paper 032 (Alternate)

Music

Paper 01 – introduction of a multiple choice paper (60 items) with a structured paper for 2019

Paper 01 – will consist only of a multiple choice paper (60 items)

Commencing in 2020 – The SBA portfolio will be  integrated into the CVQ

Office Administration

Paper 02 – six (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 – five (5) compulsory questions

Commencing in 2019 –  Candidates taking two (2) or more subjects in the same sitting from the business cognate group (POA, POB, Economics)  will be permitted  to submit one (1) SBA 

Principles of Business

Paper 02 – five (5) compulsory questions

Commencing in 2019 –  Candidates taking two (2) or more subjects in the same sitting from the business cognate group (POA, POB, Economics)  will be permitted to submit one (1) SBA

Religious Education

No change (online marking so line spaces included)

Social Studies

Paper 02: Candidates answer five (5) questions – four (4) compulsory and a choice of one (1) from three (3)

Spanish

Paper 02 – four (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 Papers 02A and 02B (previously 031 and 032, respectively) have two (2) compulsory questions each

From June 2018 examination

Portfolio of evidence required with SBA

SBA integrated into CVQ

Textiles, Clothing and Fashion

Paper 02 – six (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

First examined in 2017

Paper 01 – forty-five (45) multiple choice items

Paper 02 – three (3) short answer questions

Paper 030 – SBA

Applied Mathematics

No change

Art and Design

From 2017 – Unit 1 Paper 01 converted to a multiple choice paper with 40 items

From 2018 – Unit 2 Paper 01 is now a multiple choice paper

Biology

Commencing in 2019

Paper 02 and Paper 03 – decrease from six (6) to three (3) questions

Building and Mechanical

Engineering Drawing

No change

Caribbean Studies

From June 2018 examination

Paper 02  – all compulsory questions

Chemistry

Commencing in 2019

Paper 02 – decrease from six (6) to three (3) questions

Communication Studies

No change

Computer Science

No change

Digital Media

No change

Economics

Paper 02 – three (3) compulsory questions, each awarded 25 marks

 

Electrical and Electronic

Engineering Technology

Paper 01 is now a multiple choice paper with forty-five (45) items.  Unit 2 has two (2) options, A and B.  Paper 02 has six (6) compulsory questions.

Entrepreneurship

No change

Environmental Science

No change

Financial Services Studies

First examined in 2017

Paper 01 – forty-five (45) multiple choice items

Paper 02 – six (6) essay questions

Paper 031 – SBA or Paper 032 – Alternate to SBA

Food and Nutrition

No change

French

From June 2018 examination

Paper 01 – a multiple choice paper for Units 1 and 2

Geography

Paper 02 – four (4) compulsory questions

Green Engineering

First examined in 2017

Paper 02 – six (6) compulsory questions

History

Revised syllabus from 2018

Reduction of one (1) essay question per module

Information Technology

No change

CAPE

Change in structure since 2016 sitting

Integrated Mathematics

No change

Law

New syllabus effective 2019

Paper 02 – all compulsory questions

Literatures in English

From June 2018 examination

Paper 01 – multiple choice paper

Paper 02 – decrease form eight (8) to six (6) questions

Logistics and Supply

Chain Operations

No change

Management of Business

Paper 02 – three (3) compulsory questions each awarded twenty- five (25) marks  

Performing Arts

Commencing in 2019

Paper 01 – moving from a practical paper to a Multiple Choice paper 

Paper 02 – moving from an essay paper to a practical paper

Physical Education and Sport

No change

Physics

Commencing in 2019

Paper 02 – three (3) compulsory questions

Pure Mathematics

No change

Sociology

Paper 02 – three (3) compulsory questions

Spanish

Paper 01 – Units 1 and 2 – is now a multiple choice paper

Tourism

No change

11 June 2018