The sitting of the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations begin on Monday May, 7. According to information received from the Superintendent of Examinations within the Ministry of Education, Ms. Sauda Kadir, twelve thousand two hundred and sixty-six (12,266) candidates have been registered to sit the examinations this year as compared to twelve thousand six hundred and eighty-four (12,684) candidates in 2017.

Further, she said that this year nine hundred and twenty-three (923) candidates will be writing the CAPE examinations this year while eight hundred and fifty-one (851) wrote it in 2017. Therefore, thirteen thousand one hundred and eighty-nine (13,189) candidates will be writing these two examinations this year.

According to Ms. Kadir all systems have been put in place to ensure the smooth sitting of these examinations.

The CSEC subjects to be written on Monday May 7, are Visual Arts 2 (General), Music 2 (General), Electronic Document Preparation and Management 2 General, Chemistry 3/2 General and Textiles, Clothing and Fashion 2 Technical.

English A and Mathematics will be written on Tuesday May 8, and Wednesday May 9, respectively.

The CAPE subjects to be written on Monday are Literatures in English Unit 1 Paper 2, Physics Unit 1 Paper 2 and Integrated Mathematics Paper 2.