Syllabus and Curriculum

CXC® employs a consultative process for syllabus development. Under the guidance of syllabus officers, subject panels prepare syllabuses for all subjects examined by CXC®. The staff members responsible for these activities have graduate qualifications and several years of experience in curriculum development and related activities.

The CXC® syllabuses are used as the main source for curricula at the upper secondary and post-CSEC® levels. With the expertise at its disposal, CXC® is well placed to work with Ministries of Education to develop programmes that will enable a smooth transition from one level to another within the education system.

The Syllabus Development Division was created in 1975 and located at the Western Zone Office in Jamaica. The Division was responsible for the development of syllabuses. Following recommendations for the School Examinations Committee (SEC) the Division was mandated to develop, review and recommend methods of testing syllabuses.

All Heads of CDU were Pro-Registrars:

1974-1996 Mrs Irene Walter
1997-1998 Ms Jennifer Cheesman
1998 Mrs Faye Saunders, OIC
2000-2005 Dr Stafford Griffith
2005-2007 Mr Leslie Barratt
2007-2014 Mr Glenroy Cumberbatch
2014-Present Mrs Carol Granston (Acting)