CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
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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.
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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
GLOSSARY OF BEHAVIOURAL VERBS USED IN THE COMMUNICATION
STUDIES EXAMINATIONS 42
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...