…official CSEC release date set for Thursday
After much anticipation, students who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) earlier this year will be able to view their results today on the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) website.
Those who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) during the period of May to June will be handed their results on Thursday.
The examinations body informed on Monday, “The CAPE and CSEC release dates of 13 August and 15 August, respectively, are highly anticipated by students, in order to determine how they performed in their examinations and how they will proceed on their educational journeys”.
Due to increased traffic on the examinations portal, a decision was made to implement a new system for students to obtain their results. In the past, all countries could have access to the grades at once but this time around, each country was given a specific timeline to monitor the number of users.
The examinations body added that in the past, students may have experienced access issues due to the high volume of traffic received on the CXC website, where the results were scheduled to be released.
“This year, in order to ensure that students have easy access to the results portal, CXC will release results at varying times throughout the day. The new approach will mean decreased numbers of students visiting the website at one specific time. Results will be released to specific countries for a window of time between two to three hours on release dates,” the Council said.
Students in Guyana can access their grades between 13:15h – 14:15h on the release date. Subsequently, results will be available freely until the portal is closed.
This year, the regional examination council celebrated its 40th anniversary and renewed commitment towards “preparing students of all ages, abilities and interests for an ever-changing, competitive, global employment market, through the provision of the highest quality syllabuses; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute”.
While the CSEC results serve as proof of completion of the secondary education level, CAPE programmes are recorded as an additional qualification in vocational and academic studies. Before the official announcement, the regional pass rate for some subject areas is released to education officials within each territory. To obtain a pass, a Grade One to Three must be secured.