Year 12 programme ready to go

Placement of students entering the
new Year 12 Further Education programme will take place on 30 and 31 August.

The programme launches this
September as part of the efforts to restructure the Cayman Islands government’s
secondary education system and 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,” said Minister of Education
Rolston Anglin.

Placement in the programmes will
depend on 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 31 August, beginning at
9am each day.

Once students have collected their
results, they will have the opportunity to meet with school counsellors and
administrative staff to determine their placement in one of three Year 12
programme options.

The Foundation Studies Programme
offers students a second chance at exam success in key subjects.

The Vocational, Career and
Technical (VoCaT) Programme offers courses in creative media production, motor
vehicle repair, business, information technology, sport and leisure,
hospitality, and medical technology. Students in the VoCaT programme will also
be able to participate in the Foundation Studies programme to improve their
academic qualifications in core areas. Functional literacy and numeracy
programmes will also be available for students who need that support.

The Advanced Placement
International Diploma programme will allow students to prepare for university
entry while studying for the AP International Diploma. Entry to the AP course
of study will require a minimum of five higher passes at grades A/B or I/II at
the GCSE/CXC level, including English and mathematics. The AP qualifications provide
college credit and advanced placement at American universities. They are also
recognized in the UK and around the world.

Qualified students may also choose
to undertake dual-entry studies through partnerships between the Further
Education Centre and external providers. These partnerships offer students the
option to begin their A-levels or study towards an Associate’s Degree. 

Inquiries should be directed to the
Department of Education Services on 945-1199, extension 1837.

FYI

IMPORTANT DATES

Orientation for students in the AP programme: Wednesday, 1
September, 3-5.30pm in the Clifton Hunter (formerly George Hicks) school hall.

Orientation for students in the Foundation Studies and VoCat
Programmes:  Thursday 2 September, 2010,
3-5.30pm in the Clifton Hunter (formerly George Hicks) school hall.

Official start of school for all Year 12 students: 6 September, at
8.20am.

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