first_imgStudents who would have written the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations this year are asked to query the results which were marked as ungraded, or any other issues which they might be skeptical about.This advice was given by Assistant Superintendent of Examinations, Dawn Griffith, who told media operatives that an investigation can be carried out if students were marked as ‘ungraded’.This comes in light of the fact that one of the top students at this year’s examination, from Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice), was given a similar label to her Spanish subject area even after she would’ve reportedly submitted an SBA (School Based Assessment) and sat the examination.For this, Griffith explained, “Ungraded means that either the child did not submit an SBA or the child was opting for a particular part of the paper. You have paper one and two. They probably would’ve written one part of the paper and not the other one, but we do have persons that would come in and query, as in the school.”She noted that private candidates can probe a query by visiting the Examinations Division in the Queen’s College Compound, at the junction of Camp Street and Thomas Lands. However, students from the public schools can do so at their respective schools.“If it was done privately, they come directly to us, and if it’s a (public) school candidate, they go straight to the school, who would in turn prepare a letter and we will send that to CXC, who will investigate,” the Assistant Superintendent informed.As of Friday, only one person reportedly requested an investigation into their grades, but Griffith is cognisant that more will be coming in the coming weeks. She related candidates should pay attention to the slip which they would’ve collected to verify which component of the examination was lacking.“Another thing that we tell the candidates is when they receive their exam slip or when they check online, there’s a little asterisk at the bottom which says if it was an SBA or whether its paper component.If its paper component, they need to return to us the receipt that the supervisor would’ve returned to them at the end of the examination.”This year saw a reduced number of persons writing the examinations, with some 12,266 candidates being registered to sit the examinations when compared to 12,684 candidates in 2017. The top student this year, Christian Pile of Queen’s College, secured 19 Grade Ones.last_img

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