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Sep 15, 2022

Mixed reactions following release of CXC exam results

The results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, CAPE; Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, CSEC; and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence, CCSLC, were made available to candidates. There are mixed reactions from some high school teachers and students, following the release of this year’s May/June, Caribbean Examinations Council, (CXC) results.

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Oct 7, 2021

Update on the Release of Results for the CXC June/July 2021 Regional Examinations

CXC® wishes to remind its stakeholders that results for the June/July 2021 examinations will be released in early to mid-October.

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Jul 15, 2021

Caribbean Examinations Council Launches Strategic Plan For 2021 – 2025

The new strategic plan was developed to direct CXC’s transformation for greater regional impact. The organisation’s strategic management approach will ensure that the Council is repositioned as a digitally transformed enterprise providing quality, relevant and globally recognised educational services.

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Jun 28, 2021

Caribbean Examinations Council decisions for 2021 Regional Examinations Strategy

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) has engaged with regional governments and other key stakeholders from across the region on the conception and planning of the 2021 regional examinations and registers its appreciation for their enriching contributions.

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Jun 10, 2021

CSEC, CAPE exams delayed another two weeks

The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) examinations which were scheduled to commence on June 15, were pushed back to Thursday, June 28.

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Apr 24, 2020

CXC Temporarily Suspends Certificate And Transcript Orders

CXC stopped accepting new orders for transcripts and certificates for an indefinite amount of time as a result of COVID-19.

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Antigua and Barbuda


Antigua and Barbuda is located on the boundary of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, as well as several small islands. The population is 84,522 and the literacy rate is 85.8%.

The Ciboney Amerindians, who date back to 2900 BC, were the first inhabitants of the islands. The Arawaks arrived from Venezuela about 1500 BC. By 1100 AD, most of the Arawaks had left the islands and those that remained were defeated by the Caribs. In 1493, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Antigua on his second trip to the West Indies. He named the island Santa Maria de la Antigua who was a saint from Sevilla, Spain. A group of English explorers from St. Kitts established a settlement and founded sugar plantations. African slaves were brought to the islands to work the plantations. Slavery was abolished in 1834. In 1981, Antigua and Barbuda was granted independence from England.


Antigua and Barbuda's education system is overseen by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. Education is free and compulsory from ages 5 to 16.

Primary and Secondary Education

Primary school is 7 years beginning at age 5 (including 1 year of kindergarten). Secondary school is 5 years. Prior to the establishment of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) in 1972, at the end of secondary school (Form V), students were assessed using the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) which was administered by examination authorities in the United Kingdom. The CXC Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) replaced the GCE O-Level exam. Form VI is two years long and students have the choice of taking the CXC Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or the GCE Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) exam upon completion.

Post-Secondary Education

Post-secondary programs are offered at Antigua Hotel Training Centre, Antigua State College, and The University of the West Indies. Antigua State College offers 1-year Certificate programs, 2-year Associate's degree programs, and 3-year Diplomas in nursing and pharmacy. The University of the West Indies provides continuing education programs on the islands and is in the process of establishing an Open Campus that will provide academic programs through distance education.



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