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Primary school students who are 11 years old on the first September of the year in which the test is held are obliged to sit for the examination as a way of being allocated a secondary school place.

After five years of secondary school, pupils often sit for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) test, which signifies the completion of regular secondary education in the Caribbean region. Examinations for the Common Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) are comparable to the Ordinary Level (O-Levels) and are aimed at students aged 16 and above.
Students who have finished their secondary school and want to continue their study may take the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). A CSEC or an equivalent qualification is often required of students who take the CAPE exam. The CAPE is comparable to the Advanced Levels (A-Levels) in the United Kingdom, which are optional credentials designed to prepare students for university admission.

2021 Barbados University Ranking

University Town
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados 5185 1
American University of Barbados Barbados 10939 3