Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
The Ministry of Education sent out a Memorandum to Principals yesterday with the following information concerning Queries/Reviews of grades obtained in the recently completed June 2016 CXC examinations. CXC no longer automatically conducts a re-mark of the paper for which a candidate has requested a review. Instead CXC:-
a) conducts an Administrative Review to validate the accuracy and completeness of the scoring of the paper;
b) if an inaccuracy or a lack of completeness in the scoring is detected, this will be corrected, and the findings reported;
c) if the review finds that there is reason for further concern about the marking of a script, CXC will undertake to have the script re-marked;
d) where a re-mark is done, the resulting grade stands in the place of any previous grade;
e) when a re-mark results in an improved grade, the candidate’s review fee is fully refunded;
f) when a re-mark results in no change, or in a downward change of the candidate’s grade, no refund is made;
g) re-marked scripts do not benefit from borderline consideration.
The responses from CXC will be placed directly on the ORS and will be available to schools immediately. Please note that the internal deadline date to submit Query requests to the school is August 26th 2016.
Once again, in order to query a subject, a letter is to be written to the Principal indicating which Subject(s) and Unit(s) the student would like to query. Each query costs $60BBD and a bank draft addressed to The Registrar CXC in the amount totalling the cost of subjects to be queried is to be submitted to the school’s office along with the letter.
For those who submitted requests for queries and who no longer wish to continue with the query, please visit the school’s office by Friday 26th August to collect your bank draft.
Anna Pounder (Principal).