geography cape syllabus

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination

CAPE®

GEOGRAPHY
Effective for examinations from May/June 2010

CXC A21/U2/09

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CXC A21/U2/09

Contents
RATIONALE ........................................................................................................................................................1 AIMS ........................................................................................................................................................................1 SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED ..........................................................................................2 PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS ..................................................................................................3 STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS ............................................................................................................3 UNIT 1: POPULATION GEOGRAPHY, GEOMORPHIC PROCESSES AND HAZARDS MODULE 1: POPULATION AND SETTLEMENT.....................................................4 MODULE 2: HYDROLOGICAL, FLUVIAL, COASTAL AND LIMESTONE..9

ENVIRONMENTS
MODULE 3: NATURAL EVENTS AND HAZARDS .....................................................14 UNIT 2: CLIMATE, ECONOMIC ACTIVITY AND DEVELOPMENT
MODULE 1: CLIMATE, VEGETATION AND SOILS ..................................................19 MODULE 2: ECONOMIC ACTIVITY .................................................................................23 MODULE 3: DEVELOPMENT AND DISPARITIES IN DEVELOPMENT ........29 OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT ..................................................................................................................33 REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES ..................................................................................43 REGULATIONS FOR RESIT CANDIDATES .........................................................................................43 ASSESSMENT GRID ........................................................................................................................................44 GLOSSARY ...........................................................................................................................................................45

CXC A21/U2/09

This document CXC A21/U2/09 replaces CXC A21/U2/03 issued in 2003. Please note that the syllabus has been revised and amendments are indicated by italics. First issued 2002
Revised 2009
Please check the website, www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

CXC A21/U2/09

Introduction

T

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 examined under CAPE may be studied concurrently or singly. The Caribbean Examinations Council offers three types of certification. The first is the award of a certificate showing each CAPE...
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