(Starcom Network News)- The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has announced number changes to this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, (CSEC) examination and The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council Dr. Wayne Wesley on Thursday 26th, 2020, at a news conference said “The Council recognises the impact of COVID-19 on the education system in general and, more specifically, on the schedule of CXC’s regional examinations and accordingly, the Council has proposed a revised examinations strategy to yield valid grades and minimize the disruption to the education
system during these unprecedented times.”

The changes are to the exams are:
1. Administration of at least one common paper (Multiple Choice Assessments);
2. School-Based Assessments (SBAs) and Paper 032s (Alternative to SBA) for private candidates;
3. Award final grades based on the moderated SBAs and Multiple Choice Papers.

The following are exceptions to the aforementioned process where candidates will be required to complete additional components:
• Modern Languages (Spanish, French and Portuguese)
• Human and Social Biology
• Visual Arts

Dr. Wesley said “While the proposed revised administration schedule for the May/June 2020 examinations is July
2020, we continue to be guided by national protocols across the region.”



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