CXC oral and practical exams to continue as scheduled, says OEC – Jamaica Observer


KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has sought to remind schools and candidates that the postponement of external exams announced by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has exceptions.

According to a statement, the assistant director in charge of examinations, Sharon Burnett, said “only the written exams have been rescheduled and that all other exams, oral and practical, will continue as they are”.

She further clarified that the oral and practical exams started on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Candidates are therefore informed that the artistic production examinations will take place on the date previously scheduled. Additionally, the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Education (CSEC) Visual Arts will begin on Monday, May 2, 2022, and production for the Caribbean Advanced Competency Examination (CAPE) in Art and Design will begin on Monday, May 9, 2022.

Burnett said the review papers were distributed prior to CXC’s announcement.

Practical exams in Music and Physical Education (PE) and in Sport will also be organized according to the modalities which have already been finalized and distributed to schools and examiners.

CXC recently announced that the written exams have been rescheduled to Monday, May 23, 2022. The revised schedules will be uploaded to the CXC website, Online Registration System (ORS), and Student Portal.

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