EXAMINATIONS for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) are scheduled to take place in June and July.
Results will be released during the last week of September.
The Ministry of Education in a press release on Tuesday stated that the decisions regarding the main secondary school examinations were finalised during a meeting on Monday with various Ministers of Education in the region and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).
The Ministry also stated that the examinations will consist of Papers 1, 2 and 3/School Based Assessment (SBA) as set in the original format of CXC examinations.
Changes to the SBA requirements for 2021 were already communicated to schools. Paper 2 will not contain optional items, but the broad topics to be examined will be released by CXC to Ministries of Education five weeks prior to the start of examinations for dissemination to pupils. Paper 1 will examine all topics as usual.
The Ministry added that pupils will be given the option up to May 2021, to defer exam dates from 2021 to 2022 without penalty and with the transfer of SBA grades.
The University of the West Indies (UWI) will extend the matriculation waiver for one further year, to permit entry of CAPE matriculants into the UWI for the beginning of the academic year 2021/2022 based on their Year One CAPE results.
The ministry stated, “As the region manages the effects of Covid-19, the Ministry of Education will continue to liaise with all stakeholders to ensure that our most valued stakeholders, our children, have the best chance of success in their terminal examinations.”