Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate

The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination is offered in January for re-sit and private candidates and in May/June for in-school candidates and private candidates. CSEC subjects are examined for certification at the General and Technical Proficiencies. The General and Technical Proficiencies provide students with the foundation for further studies and entry to the workplace.

The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) is used to provide students with the foundation for further studies and entry to the workplace.
CSEC Subjects being offered:

  • Principles of Accounts
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Information Technology
  • English A
  • Principles of Business
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Technical Drawing
  • Geography
  • Social Studies

Additional Programme Information


There are no academic requirements for entry.

A CSEC syllabus tells what the rationale is for offering the subject, provides the general aims of the syllabus, gives the general objectives and the specific objectives that students must satisfy, outlines the content to be covered and explains the evaluation procedures. In most cases, the syllabus also provides a list of suggested resources and special notes for the further guidance of the teacher.

Application forms may be collected from the College’s Admissions Office or downloaded from our website.
Additional information about the programme including information on the tuition structure for the programme can be obtained from our Admissions office : (876) 630-1772

Students must start the programme in September of the academic year.

The programme is currently delivered full-time, part-time (evenings) or weekends depending on demand.

The Council has advised tertiary institutions and Ministries of Education in participating territories that Grades I – III at the General and Technical Proficiencies should be considered as satisfying the matriculation requirement for four-year programmes at universities and entry requirement to community colleges, teachers’ colleges and any tertiary institution offering post-secondary programmes.

Main Campus

Box 233 Waterford P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 630-1770 ext.538-40

Old Harbour Campus

41 East Street Old Harbour P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 745-4702 ext.3226