CAPE physics exam probe on at Jamaica College

(Jamaica Gleaner) Seventy sixth-form students at Jamaica College (JC) are to know their fate as soon as the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) mulls whether they will receive a grade for physics in the 2013 edition of the Caribbean Advanced Pro-ficiency Examination (CAPE) after discrepancies related to that subject were unearthed by an Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC)-led investigation.

The OEC investigation was spawned by a complaint sent to the CXC headquarters in Barbados alleging that JC had fabricated the internal assessment grades for its CAPE physics students.

When contacted on Friday, Ruel Reid, headmaster at JC, said he would not comment on the matter. However, the principal of the all-boys high school said the institution was handling the situation.

“We have had discussions with the students and parents impacted. It is an internal matter. The students who have been affected, I have worked assiduously to have them placed. JC takes care of its students,” said Reid.

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