CXC announces 2023 dates for regional examinations

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced the dates for its 2023 regional examinations beginning in January.

In a statement, the institution established that the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) will be held between January 4-31, followed by the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment on May 4-5.

In addition, students will sit the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) from May 8 to June 23, with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) again taking place between May 8 to June 16.

The Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence will be held between June 19-22.

CXC said that 2023 Caribbean Vocational Qualification assessments will be conducted between April and September, with specific dates to be determined in collaboration with participating Ministries of Education.

Regarding School-Based Assessments, the Council said stakeholders are also asked to note that concessions for the SBAs will be maintained for 2023 CSEC candidates who commenced SBAs during the 2021/2022 academic year.

“Concessions for 2023 CSEC candidates will once again include the removal of Section 1/Situation Responses from CSEC Modern Language orals. For 2023 CAPE candidates and 2024 CSEC candidates, however, there will be a return to the full SBA requirements,” it added.

The CXC examinations had been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that led to the closure of schools across the region.

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