Charlotte Brookson Academy students. (File photo)
PHILIPSBURG–Charlotte Brookson Academy (CBA) of the Performance Arts has been preparing the first set of students to write the examinations offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC as part of their high school graduation requirements. These students will have opportunities to further their studies abroad after their graduation, according to the school’s press release on Tuesday. Sixteen 5th Form students, two 4th Form students and one external student are sitting the CXC examinations. The Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are offered by CXC, providing the region with syllabuses of the highest quality that are valid for entry into regional and international institutions of higher learning.
These examinations are offered in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saba, St. Maarten and Suriname.
According to CBA Director Claudette Forsythe Labega, “Our teachers and members of staff have worked diligently in preparing the students for these examinations and we are confident that they will be successful. This is our first cohort of students writing the examination based on the curriculum set by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and we know that they will do CBA and themselves proud.”
CBA Human Resources and Finance Manager Hiro Shigemoto, who has been at the helm of organising all of the examination preparations with the assistance of two teachers, is also pleased with the ongoing process.
He said the process had begun with oral exams on April 1 as part of the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Dutch Language exams. The CBA students will continue to write the CXC exams in a number of additional subjects.
Shigemoto wished all students much success with their exams as they prepare to advance into the next phase of their studies.
CBA is a high school programme established in 2012. It offers a full day programme Monday to Friday starting at 7:30am with academic classes, and performing arts classes (music, theatre arts, visual arts, physical education and dance) from 2:30 to 4:15pm.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66022-cba-students-write-cxc-cambridge-examinations