Information for Year 12 Students
Published 18th August 2010, 1:43pm
In September, 2010, the Ministry of Education will launch its new mandatory Year 12 Further Education Programme for the government education system. This new programme is part of a large-scale initiative undertaken by the Ministry this past year, to restructure the government's secondary education system. The new programme will offer a range of new educational choices for students who have completed their CXC/GCSE examinations. "This is an innovative programme that will provide a much needed bridge to further education or the world of work, with a mix of programmes that will cater to students of all abilities. It is an important milestone for our education system," Minister of Education, the Hon Rolston Anglin stated. "It also represents the culmination of a lot of hard work by staff from schools and the Ministry and Department of Education Services, and we owe them our thanks," he said. As preparations are being finalised, the Department of Education Services is advising all students and parents of some important dates and information. Collection of Examination Results All high school students entering the new Year 12 programme should collect their exam results at the Clifton Hunter (formerly George Hicks) school hall, on Monday or Tuesday, 30 or 31st August, 2010, beginning at 9:00 am each day. Placement in the various programmes available to students will depend on examination results. Once students have collected their results they will have the opportunity to meet with school counsellors and administrative staff in the hall to determine their Year 12 programme options. Important Dates
- Orientation for students in the AP programme: Wednesday, 1 September, 3:00 -5:30 p.m., in the Clifton Hunter (formerly George Hicks) school hall.
- Orientation for students in the Foundation Studies and VoCat Programmes: Thursday 2 September, 2010, 3:00 -5:30 p.m., in the Clifton Hunter (formerly George Hicks) school hall.
- Official start of school for all Yr 12 students: 6 September, at 8:20 a.m.
- the Vocational, Career and Technical (VoCaT) Programme;
- the Advanced Placement International Diploma programme for academically successful students; and
- the Foundation Studies Programme, which offers students a second chance at exam success in key subjects.