The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has released a memorandum notifying the Region that in response to developments relating to the spread of COVID-19 in Barbados, the entity has implemented measures at its Headquarters consistent with those established nationally to control the spread of the virus.

As a result of these precautionary measures, CXC has announced that the printing of the July/August 2020 candidate certificates has been suspended until restrictions are lifted in the country.

Candidates that have urgent requests, can submit a request for a printed preliminary slip from CXC’s Western Zone Office in Jamaica. That request can be emailed to [email protected].

The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for 2020 was administered in July-August due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The format of the examination in 2020 only accounted for Paper 1 and SBA for school candidates and Paper 1 and Paper 3/2 for private candidates.

Entries were offered in thirty-five (35) subject areas.

Review Status Update

CXC has provided an update in relation to the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) reviews for Guyana. In processing the reviews, the Council further considered borderline cases, for which six thousand two hundred fifty-one (6251) subject entries were positively affected.

A total of one thousand two hundred fifty-eight (1258) subject reviews were submitted for CSEC by five hundred (500) candidates of which approximately 90% have been completed and one hundred twenty-eight (128) are currently being processed. Grade changes were awarded to four hundred fifty-six (456) grade reviews while six hundred seventy-four (674) grades remained the same.

A check of the pending reviews showed a number of candidates could receive review changes that may likely affect the list of candidates with the highest number of Grade Ones.

As it relates to the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) 2020, there are still 33 reviews outstanding, a ministry official told the Guyana Standard.


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