Changes To CXC Exams This Year

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council has made several changes to the sitting of this year’s CSEC and CAPE exams in light of challenges across the region, including the impact of Covid-19 and the eruption of La Soufriere in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In a press release issued on Thursday CXC said it has reduced the SBA requirements by as much as 50 per cent in some subjects.

In addition, CXC will share the Broad topics to be assessed on Paper 02 for CSEC® and
CAPE subjects with the Ministries of Education for distribution to all candidates on 10TH of May, for subjects where such details are not already available in the syllabus. Candidates are however reminded that the entire syllabus is assessed on Paper 01.

CXC has also implemented a facility for candidates to postpone sitting examinations and submitting School Based Assessments (SBAs), until the January 2022 CSEC exams or the May/June 2022 CAPE, CSEC and CCSLC exams.

CXC also said SBA scores can be transferred for use in the next examination sitting, where the subject is offered.

The granting of the postponement will be managed by the principal, for in-school candidates, and by the CXC® Local Registrar, for private candidates. Candidates should indicate intent to postpone from the June/July 2021 examination cycle by 1 May.

There will be no fee charged for the postponement of examinations.

For more information persons can log on to the CXC website

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