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Examinations

CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (CXC)

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
All subjects taught at the Sixth Form level follow the CAPE Syllabus.
Form 6 students registered with CXC sit this exam from May to mid-June each year.

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
The majority of subjects taught at the Fifth Form level follow the CSEC Syllabus.
Form 5 students registered with CXC sit this exam from late April to mid-June each year.

Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC)
Form 2 Bands 1, 2, 3 & 4 students sit this exam in Science in mid-June each year.
Form 3 Bands 1, 2, 3 & 4 students sit this exam in Social Studies and Mathematics in mid-June each year, while Bands 3 & 4 Modern Languages students sit it.
Form 4 Bands 1 & 2 students sit this exam in English in mid-June each year.
Form 5 students who did not sit this exam in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and English will sit in mid-June each year.



ALHCS INTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

Local Exams
Year 5 students registered with the ALHCS are administered these exams which tests the work covered from locally devised syllabuses. These exams are taken in lieu of CSEC.

Trials Examinations
Year 4 students are administered exams which tests the work covered over the year in all subjects. The results of these exams inform the decision as to what subjects students will continue to pursue in Year 5.

End of Year Examinations
Years 1, 2 & 3 students are administered exams which test the work covered over the year in most subjects. Year 3 students in the Science, Humanities and Science Carousels will be examined in the subject currently being taken.



AMERICAN HOTEL AND LODGING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE (AHLEI)

Year 5 students enrolled in Hospitality- Start and Hotel Management with AHLEI sit this exam in June.


BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL (BTEC)

Form 5 students registered with BTEC will culminate the course in June.


Examination Results

The ALHCS is committed to having students excel in the various subject areas offered. The presentation below outlines the performance of students in the previous year.


Examination Boards

The ALHCS endeavours to cater to the comprehensive needs of its students. This necessitates utilizing several bodies to serve as independent examiners. Currently, four examining boards serve this purpose.

Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
Please visit this site for all relevant information on CXC:
https://www.cxc.org/about/about-cxc/

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
Please visit this site for all relevant information on AHLEI:
https://www.ahlei.org/About/

Business and Technology Educational Council (BTEC)
Please visit this site for all relevant information on BTEC:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/about-us/qualification-brands/btec.html

ALHCS Internal
The professionals at the ALHCS exercise their skills to prepare the syllabuses for subjects which are at a degree of academics not certified by any of the previous boards listed. The students are offered the opportunity to work at their own pace in subject areas of interest to them. These spin off subjects are geared at being relevant to real life experiences which the students will face.


Departments

There are sixteen diverse departments at the ALHCS. Subject delivery springs from within these departments which vary in the nature of subjects offered and number of subjects offered. Each department is led by a Head of Department who is directly responsible to the Deputy Principal- Curriculum.

Learn more about these departments by browsing through the documents below.



Syllabuses

The syllabuses covering individual subjects are produced either locally or by the respective overseas examining bodies.

Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)
All syllabuses relevant to CAPE, CSEC and CCSLC subjects can be accessed through the following link:
https://cxc-store.com/

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)
All syllabuses relevant to American Board subjects can be accessed through the following link:
https://www.ahlei.org/uploadedFiles/
Content/About_Us/coursesyllabi.pdf


Business and Technology Educational Council (BTEC)
All syllabuses relevant to BTEC subjects can be accessed through the following link:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/
en/home.html


ALHCS Internal
All syllabuses relevant to ALHCS Local subjects and to subjects taught in lower school are to be uploaded.


Teaching & Learning

The impetus of teaching and learning at the ALHCS is relevance and enjoyment!

The Effective Schools Framework is our working approach. This system is multi-tiered and comprises seven goals:


  • Goal 1
    Establish Behavioural Expectations
  • Goal 2
    Manage Student Behaviours
  • Goal 3
    Build Connectedness to School
  • Goal 4
    Create Opportunities for Active Student Participation
  • Goal 5
    Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Life Skills
  • Goal 6
    Establish Effective Home-School Partnerships
  • Goal 7
    Implement Active Supervision of School Environment

Academically, a Banding System is utilized in the delivery of most subjects to enable students to meet and improve their performances. Bands 1 to 4 cater to the needs of students throughout Years 1 to 5 at Campus A & B. Students with special learning needs are included in the Special Education Needs section. Students can be transferred to WISE or PRU which operate specialized programmes.

Technologically, significant strides are being made to integrate technology into our teaching and learning. However, the ‘chalk’ is not scorned as effectiveness is the key. Greater infusion of technology is expected over the next few years.






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