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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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Grenada

Overview

Grenada is a group of three islands (Grenada, Carriacou, Petite Martinique) located north of Trinidad and Tobago, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The population is 90,343 and the literacy rate is 96%. English is the official language and language of instruction, and Grenadian Creole is used in daily life. Eighty percent (80%) of the population are descendants of African slaves brought to the islands to work on sugar estates. Twelve percent (12%) are descendants of indentured Indian servants who were brought to the islands for a short time.

Grenada was inhabited by Caribs when it was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498. He named it Isla Concepcion and later changed it to Granada. In 1650, French settlers established sugar estates. In 1763, Grenada was ceded to Great Britain as a result of the Treaty of Paris. In 1877, it was named a Crown Colony. In 1974, it was granted independence from Great Britain, making it one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere.

Education

Education is overseen by the country's Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, and the Environment and is compulsory from ages 5 to 16.

Primary and Secondary Education

Primary school (Grades 1-6) is six years starting at age 6. At the end of primary school, students sit for the Common Entrance Examination, the results of which determines the secondary school they will attend. Secondary school (Forms 1-5) is 5 years and, upon completion, students sit for the Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC SEC) or the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Levels) examination.

Post-Secondary Education

Following secondary school, students can continue on to a 2-year program to prepare for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Levels) examination. Students also have the option of continuing their studies at T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), the only post-secondary institution overseen by Grenada’s Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Environment. TAMCC offers certificate and diploma programs as well as associate and bachelor degree programs. Admission to TAMCC requires 4 or 5 passes (depending on the proposed program of study) on the Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC SEC) or the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Levels) examination.


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