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Educational System in Grenada

Educational System in Grenada

YEARS OF EDUCATION

Years of Education

 

STRUCTURE OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Structure of education system

 

CREDENTIALS OR DOCUMENTATION
Secondary
  1. Common Entrance Examination (CEE): following completion of primary (grades 1 through 6); gives access to senior primary or secondary education
  2. School Leaving Certificate Examination (SLCE): awarded by the Ministry of Education to students aged 14+ who have not passed the entrance examination for grades 10 and 11 (credential C program); gives access to non-tertiary technical and vocational education
  3. Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC): awarded by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
  4. General Certificate of Education (GCE), Ordinary Level: awarded by various examination boards, including the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and the University of London; see the United Kingdom for grading information
  5. Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE): awarded by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), requires credential C or D for admission; Certificate awarded following a one-year program and successful completion of one unit; Diploma awarded following a two-year program and successful completion of six units
  6. General Certificate of Education (GCE), Advanced Level: awarded by various examination boards, including the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and the University of London; two-year program following credential C or D; see the United Kingdom for grading information. 
Post-Secondary
  1. Certificate in Paralegal Studies: awarded by T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) following completion of a 4-month program; offered on a part-time basis; admission based on credential C or D
  2. Certificate in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment: awarded by University of the West Indies (UWI)* following completion of a one-year program; admission based on credential C or D
  3. Certificate in Social Work: awarded by TAMCC following completion of a part-time program (equivalent to one and one-half years of full-time study); admission based on credential C or D
  4. Diploma in Gender Studies: awarded by UWI* following completion of a one and one-half-year program; admission based on credential C or D
  5. Associate’s degree: awarded by TAMCC or UWI* following completion of two-year programs in most fields, three-year programs in nursing and pharmacy; admission based on credential C or D
  6. Teacher Training Certificate: awarded by UWI* following completion of a two-year program; admission based on credential C or D
  7. Diploma in Early Childhood Education: awarded by TAMCC following completion of a three-year program; admission based on credential C or D
  8. Bachelor's degree: awarded by UWI* following completion of a three-year program when preceded by credential F or the two-year credential E, or a four-year program when preceded by credential C or D
  9. Advanced Diploma in Construction Management: awarded by UWI* following completion of a two-year program; admission based on credential N or equivalent in a related field

*The University of the West Indies has a Distance Education Centre on Grenada which facilitates distance learning and provides some tutorials. Only the first or second year of study in a degree program is provided for some programs, requiring students to relocate to one of the main campuses to complete the degree program

GRADING SCALES

Secondary

Caribbean Examinations Council: until 1998 (Secondary Education Certificate)

Description

  1. Comprehensive working knowledge of the syllabus
  2. Working knowledge of most aspects of the syllabus
  3. Working knowledge of some aspects of the syllabus
  4. Limited knowledge of a few aspects of the syllabus
  5. Insufficient evidence on which to base a judgment

Caribbean Examinations Council: since 1998 (Secondary Education Certificate)

Description

  • Comprehensive grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill, and competencies required by the syllabus
  • Good grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill, and competencies required by the syllabus
  • Fairly good grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill, and competencies required by the syllabus
  • Moderate grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill, and competencies required by the syllabus
  • Limited grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill, and competencies required by the syllabus
  • Very limited grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill, and competencies required by the syllabus

Caribbean Examinations Council (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination)

 
Number Description
One (I) represents an excellent performance
Two (II) represents a very good standard of performance
Three (III) represents a good standard of performance
Four (IV) represents a satisfactory standard of performance
Five (V) represents an acceptable level of performance
Six (VI) represents weak performance
Seven (VII) represents unsatisfactory performance
The CAPE examinations use seven overall grades: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII in reporting candidate's overall results along with the profile grades, A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

 

Post-Secondary

  T.A. Marryshow Community College

Letter

A

Points

4.0

Descriptor

Excellent

A-

3.67

 

B+

3.33

 

B

3.0

Good to Very Good

B-

2.67

 

C+

2.33

 

C

2.0

Satisfactory

C-

1.67

 

D+

1.33

 

D

1.0

Below Acceptable Standards

D-

0.33

 

F

0.0

Failing

POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION RECOGNITION BODY

The T. A. Marryshow Community College Act No. 41 of 1996 establishes a College Council to govern the T. A. Marryshow Community College. The College Council is appointed by the Minister of Education.

Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP) was established in 2003 to accredit medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professions education programs leading to professional degrees required for practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean.