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CAPE Application Period for the Academic Year 2024/2025:      MARCH 15 - APRIL 30, 2024



Ms. Kester Small
CAPE Coordinator

+1 (721) 548-3412 (Ext.103)

Achieve your full potential with CAPE

About CAPE

The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE®) is a regionally and internationally recognised as a further university-preparatory program for high school graduates. It is designed as a two-year program taught at sixth form colleges or community colleges seeking to obtain qualifications for matriculation into higher education, as well as develop the skills needed to successfully navigate their professional and personal lives.  

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Areas of Specialisation

Students can pursue an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees with different specialisations.  Some specialisations have up to three options.  In instances where courses have options, learners must select only one. Over a duration of two years, learners will complete ten (10) units (courses), to earn an Associate Degree in one of the seven (7) specialisations:


Associate of Science

1.- Information and Communication Technology

2. Associate of Science - Mathematics

3.Associate of Science - Natural Sciences

          Option 1 - Physics and Chemistry

          Option 1 - Biology and Physics 

          Option 1 - Chemistry and Biology

Associate of Arts - Accounts

Associate of Arts - Economics

Associate of Arts - Entrepreneurship

Associate of Arts - Tourism


Programme Structure

The ten (10) units required for the associate degrees will be broken down as follows:


Six (6) units in year 1

Four (4) units in year 2


with students writing their examinations at the end of each academic year. 

Credit Structure 

The credit structure of the CXC®-Associate Degree is based on the minimum of 60 credit hours and has 
the combination of general education, specialised/core and adjunct/supporting courses. 

Curriculum components

Students will be required to complete:

1. three (3) general education units

2.four (4) core courses

3 two (2) adjunct/supporting courses (1) elective

which equates to ten (10) courses in total, and 100 credits.

Grading System

The CAPE examinations uses seven overall grades: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII in reporting candidate’s overall results along with the profile grades, A, B, C, D, E, F and G

Note: Grades I – V are considered acceptable Grades for further study.

GRADE I         Represents an excellent performance

GRADE II        Represents a very good standard   

                         of performance

GRADE III       Represents a good standard   

                         of performance

GRADE IV       Represents a satisfactory 

                         standard   of performance

GRADE V        Represents an acceptable 

                         standard of performance

GRADE VI       Represents a weak  

                         standard of performance

GRADE VII      Represents an unsatisfactory 

                         standard of performance


According to World Education Services (WES), an international credential evaluation service, CAPE is comparable to GCSE A’level and International Baccalaureate (IB).


Earning a passing CAPE grade can exempt you from several equivalent courses. This in turn reduces not only the cost of your degree but also your completion time.

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