Promotion Requirements and Grading Scheme

Basis for Norms:

The norms for the Academy’s promotion requirement are based on the following principles:

  • the final year-end grades are considered;
  • all subjects are included in the assessment process;
  • all subjects carry equal weight;
  • the teacher uses a scale of grades from 10 to 100% to express his/her evaluation of the student’s knowledge and acquired skills in a particular subject. Grades are rounded off to the nearest whole numbers.

 

Grading  Scheme – Forms 1 – 4:

 

The final grade is calculated according to the following scale:

    terms-grades

 

Grading  Scheme – Form 5:

 

The final grade is calculated according to the following scale:

   terms-grades5

Promotion from the one class to the other class is based on the student’s ability to attain the required number of passes for promotion.

 

They are:

Promotion requirements from Form 1 to Form 2, Form 2 to Form 3 are:

 

  • Passes in at least Ten (10) subjects, 60% and above.

 

If a student has passed 4 or less subjects in Forms 1 and 2, he or she will be transferred to the PSVE section of our school.

 

Students are only allowed to spend a maximum of three (3) years in basic Secondary Education (Forms 1 & 2). At the end of the third year, if a child repeats, the child will automatically be transferred to the PSVE section of our school.

 

Promotion requirements from Form 3 to Form 4 are:

  •  Passes in at least Nine (9) subjects, 60% and above.

 

Promotion requirements from Form 4 to Form 5 are:

  •  Passes in at least Seven (7) subjects, 60% and above.

 

A child is not allowed to repeat twice in the same year level. If this happens, parents will be required to seek another type of education.

 

At the end of Form 5, students take examinations with the Examination Boards:

C.X.C.      – Caribbean Examinations Council.graduate

I.G.C.S.E. – Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary

Education.

Passing grades for the C.X.C. General Proficiency are grades 1, 2, 3 and 4.

For the I.G.C.S.E. Exams, the passing grades at the advanced level are A to D; and at the intermediate level (core) passing grades are E and F.