Academy PSVE starts CXC’s CCSLC pilot


EBENEZER–The Preparatory Secondary Vocational Education (PSVE) section of St. Maarten Academy has moved to the next level with the introduction of Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC’s) Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) on January 8.

The school began the programme as a pilot project for all its current Form 1 students and one class at the Form 2 level.

To sensitise parents about the CXC pilot programme at the school, a parent/guardian information meeting was held on Monday, January 11, at which PSVE Principal Lavern Nelson emphasised the future benefits of a CCSLC certificate for a student. A point of note was that a student would receive a qualification that would be recognised throughout the Caribbean and beyond, as it is one of those offered by the widely-known and -accepted CXC.


The CCSLC certificate in Mathematics and English is being offered for students participating in the pilot programme. On graduation, these students will receive the CCSLC qualification and the PSVE qualification. The Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) has injected the necessary funds into the programme to ensure its success.

Students who join the school in August 2018 will be integrated into the full CCSLC curriculum and will sit their examination after two to three years, depending on their attitude, skills and level of competence.

Nelson said St. Maarten Academy PSVE is “proud” of this achievement and has expectations for “a very successful outcome for its students.”

Source: The Daily Herald