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Communication Studies Syllabus- Caribbean Students

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

Correspondence related to the syllabus should be addressed to:

The Pro-Registrar
Caribbean Examinations Council
Caenwood Centre
37 Arnold Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I.

Telephone Number: (876) 630-5200
Facsimile Number: (876) 967-4972
E-mail address: cxcwzo@cxc.org
Website: www.cxc.org

Copyright © 2010 by Caribbean Examinations Council
The Garrison, St. Michael BB 14038 Barbados

This document CXC A2/U1/10 replaces CXC A2/U1/03 issued in 2003.

Please note that the syllabus has been revised and amendments are indicated by italics and vertical lines.

Revised 2003
Revised 2010

Please check the website www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

Contents

RATIONALE1

AIMS2

SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED2

PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS 3

STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS 3

APPROACHES TO TEACHING THE SYLLABUS 3

MODULE 1: GATHERING AND PROCESSING INFORMATION 4

MODULE 2: LANGUAGE AND COMMUNITY11

MODULE 3: SPEAKING AND WRITING20

OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT 25

REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES36

REGULATIONS FOR RE-SIT CANDIDATES36

ASSESSMENT GRID37

GLOSSARY38

GLOSSARY OF BEHAVIOURAL VERBS USED IN THE COMMUNICATION
STUDIES EXAMINATIONS 42

Introduction

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he Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) is 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...

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