Caribbean Examinations Council


What is CAPE?
CAPE stands for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination.  It is considered  a Post-Secondary Education qualification as it is normally written when stude...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:32 AM
What are the Subjects being offered at the CAPE Level?
CXC offers CAPE examinations in  22 two-unit subjects and 2 one-unit  subjects. The two 1-unit subjects are Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies. Mat...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:34 AM
What is the difference between Cape Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics?
The main emphasis of the Applied Mathematics course is on developing the ability of the students to start with a problem, in non-mathematical form and trans...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:34 AM
What qualifications are required before I can attempt CAPE?
There is no qualification requirement to pursue CAPE examinations but some subject areas strongly recommend that the CSEC level studies in the subject area ...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Must I attempt Unit 1 before proceeding to Unit 2?
There is no requirement to attempt Unit 1 before Unit 2. Both Units can be attempted simultaneously or Unit 2 can be attempted before Unit 1. Only the Mathe...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:35 AM
How many subjects can a student write at one sitting.
Students can sit for as many Units as they wish at a single sitting. CXC encourages candidates who intend to pursue university studies or wish to compete fo...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:35 AM
Is there an internal assessment associated with every CAPE Unit?
An internal assessment is required in each Unit with the following exceptions:            ` If a candidate is repeating the examination for a partic...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:36 AM
What exam papers do I need to complete when studying by myself?
Private candidates are required to write the compulsory papers but will have the option of not completing the internal assessment (IA) or school based asses...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Why do some candidates appear to have better Module Grades but a lower overall Subject Grade when compared to other candidates?
CAPE results are reported as an overall Unit grade (Roman numerals I to VII) and three Module grades (letters A to G). Each overall grade indicates that the...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:37 AM
What grades are pass grades for CAPE?
Grades I – V are considered acceptable Grades for further study.
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 10:37 AM