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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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Saint Lucia

Overview

Saint Lucia forms a part of the Lesser Antilles island chain. It is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about 200 miles and just north of Trinidad and Tobago. The population is 170,648 and the literacy rate is 90.1%. English is the official language and the language of instruction.

Legend has it that the island was named for Saint Lucy of Syracuse. The first European settlement was a brief one in 1605 led by Captain Nicholas St. John and his men, who were on their way to Guyana. In 1660, the French signed a treaty with the native Caribs and established a colony on the island. From 1663-67, the island came under British control again. From 1667 to 1814, the French and British battled 14 times for control of the island until the British gained final control. In 1834, slavery was abolished on the island. From 1958 to 1962, Saint Lucia was part of the Federation of the West Indies. On February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia gained independence from Great Britain.

Education

Primary Education

Education is overseen by the country's Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development and is compulsory from ages 5 to 16, including one year of kindergarten. Primary school (Grades 1-6) is six years starting at age 6. There are 78 primary schools on Saint Lucia. At the end of primary school, students sit for the Common Entrance Examination which will determine which secondary school they will attend. Only 30% of students continue on to secondary school.

Secondary Education

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.

In 1997, the Saint Lucia Education Act mandated that students must remain in school until age 16. Students who do not wish to attend secondary school have the option of attending a 4-year senior primary school that prepares students for employment.

Post-Secondary Education

Following secondary school, students can continue on in Form 6 to prepare for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level examinations). Students also have the option of continuing their studies at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College or the University of the West Indies. Sir Arthur Lewis Community College offers a one-year certificate, and a two-year associates degree. The University of the West Indies campus on Saint Lucia only offers the first two years of their undergraduate programs, and students must transfer to another UWI campus if they wish to continue on to a bachelors degree.

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College also offers a one-year certificate program for senior primary graduates.


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