News CXC delays start of CSEC, CAPE exams by three weeks

      News   CXC delays start of CSEC, CAPE exams by three weeks

The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) will be delayed by three weeks, the Education Ministry has announced.

In making the announcement, the Education Ministry explained that the decision was arrived at during an emergency meeting of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, which took into account several matters related to the Regional Examinations.

“Coming out of the meeting a decision was made to delay the start of the written and practical components of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE),” the Education Ministry said.

The examinations will now start on May 23, 2022, and end on July 1, 2022.

Results are expected to be released in late August 2022 or early September 2022.

The Education Ministry assured that the delay in the start of the written and practical examinations will not affect the oral examinations that have already begun.

The Council has also decided to give a two-week extension for the submission of School-Based Assessments (SBA). However, students who have already submitted their SBAs can use the additional time to review their work and resubmit.

Similar to the 2021 examinations, CXC will release the broad topics that will be covered in the paper two examinations. These topics will be released within the next two weeks.

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