The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) is among the examinations that will not be cancelled this year; thus, a timetable has been issued by the Caribbean Examination Counil (CXC).
In a June 06, 2020 press release, the Minsitry of Education noted that in consultation with CXC, it has been decided that CAPE, along with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), are critical placement exams and a postponement of these exmainations will come at a cost and cause major disruption to the education system and stakeholders involved.
Therefore, CAPE exmaniations will be conducted during the period July 13 to August 14, 2020.
CAPE is administered via the T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC).
It provides certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students who have completed a minimum of five years of secondary education and wish to further their studies.
The examinations address the skills and knowledge acquired by students under a flexible and articulated system where subjects are organized in one-Unit or two-Unit courses with each Unit containing three modules.
Grenada will not be facilitating the sitting of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) examinations, in 2020.
However, Grade 6 students will transition to secondary schools based on a Composite Score for each student, to be derived from the Internal CPEA assessment scores from CXC’s Online Registration System (2020) and the students’ Minimum Competency Test (MCT) scores.
The CCSLC exams, which students usually sit at Form 3, have been deferred to 2021 because they can sit this exam in higher grades.