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School Exams in Anguilla

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June is a traditional time to study for exams in Anguilla. The education system of the Caribbean is primarily based on the British system which is renowned for its diverse and challenging curriculum. Students sit the CXC exam at the end of their high school education. The CXC (Caribbean Examination Council) was developed in Barbados and is offered in June and January.

If they achieve 4 or 5 passes in the CXC exam including Maths and English, students may enroll in "6th Form" here for an advanced education. This is a two-year programme set by the Cambridge University Board in England, leading to an exam commonly referred to as A-Levels (Advanced Level). A-level is very programme, and students receive credits in the U.S. universities for successful completion.

Another exam offered in the Caribbean is the RSA exam, created by the the Royal Society of Arts. And the newest exam is CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination), developed by the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Anguilla is one of the few islands that has begun to use the CAPE test in history on a pilot basis, with an eye to eventually replacing the Cambridge A-Levels. As you can see, a significant emphasis is placed on examinations in the Caribbean.

Guest article by Tara Carter.

 Revised: May 30, 1998

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