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This document CXC A4/U2/08 replaces CXC A4/U1/01 issued in 2001.
Please note that the syllabus was revised and amendments are indicated by italics and vertical lines.
First Issued 1998
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SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED2
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS3
STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS4
UNIT 1: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY THEORY
MODULE 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY5
MODULE 2: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS9
MODULE 3: INFORMATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING13
UNIT 2: APPLICATION AND IMPLICATION
MODULE 1: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT16 MODULE 2: USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TOOLS19 MODULE 3: SOCIAL, ORGANIZATIONAL AND PERSONAL ISSUES22
OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT25
REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES31
REGULATIONS FOR RESIT CANDIDATES31
he Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) are designed to provide certification of the academic, vocational and technical achievement of students in the Caribbean who, having completed a minimum of five years of secondary education, wish to further their studies. The examinations address the skills and knowledge acquired by students under a flexible and articulated system where subjects are organised in 1-Unit or 2-Unit courses with each Unit containing three Modules.
Subjects examined under CAPE may be studied concurrently or singly, or may be combined with subjects examined by other examination boards or institutions.
The Caribbean Examinations Council offers three types of certification. The first is the award of a certificate showing each CAPE Unit completed. The second is the CAPE diploma, awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed at least six Units, including Caribbean Studies. The third is the CAPE Associate Degree, awarded for the satisfactory completion of a prescribed cluster of seven CAPE Units including Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies. For the CAPE diploma and the CAPE Associate Degree, candidates must complete the cluster of required Units within a maximum period of five years.
Recognized educational institutions presenting candidates for CAPE towards the award of the Council’s Associate Degree in nine categories must, on registering these candidates at the start of the qualifying year, have them confirm in the required form, the Associate Degree they wish to be awarded. Candidates will not be awarded any possible alternatives for which they did not apply.
The Information Technology Syllabus for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) reflects the belief that Information Technology is essential to the economic and social development of the region.
The widespread use of Information Technology, the tools and techniques for inputting, processing, storing, outputting, transmitting and receiving information, which was made possible because of improvements in computer and telecommunications technology, has significantly changed society. A large proportion of business transactions is now performed over computer networks. The Internet and multimedia computers have had a significant impact on...