New Opportunities with New Generation Subjects

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) continues to make giant leaps toward providing our youth with the knowledge, skills and insights needed to change the quality of their lives by expanding its new generation portfolio from its initial launch of five subjects for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in 2014 to a total of 12 subjects to date.

This expanded portfolio of 12 new generation subjects for CAPE includes:

·       Agricultural Science

·       Entrepreneurship

·       Performing Arts

·       Physical Education and Sport

·       Tourism

·       Animation and Game Design

·       Green Engineering

·       Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

·       Digital Media

·       Financial Services

·       Design & Technology

·       Biotechnology

 

 

While CXC’s syllabuses have always been designed to provide the key knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and values that are relevant to the world of work, the new generation subjects have gone a step further in keeping with the development needs in the region and the international community.

Each syllabuses has a component that focuses on the development of entrepreneurial skills and competencies, designed to keep learners with the key competencies that will enable them to pursue entrepreneurial ventures that will equip them to create employment for themselves and others.

Candidates pursuing these new generation subjects can also access similar programmes at the tertiary level and are also encouraged to develop products and services that are of real world value and significance. The SBA component for new generation subjects is designed around approved industry standards to ensure relevance to the world of work.

Registrar and CEO Glenroy Cumberbatch noted that “New generation subjects are aligned with the advancing of our creative industries and the drive to expand small business tapping into our talent and locally available material. There are, in fact, game changers as these subjects are the response to the changing social and economic demands of the Caribbean and in short preparation into the world of work.”