CARIBBEAN ADVANCED PROFICIENCY (CAPE) COURSES
The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) are 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.
Law is an essential tool for ensuring relative stability, peace and order in society, for regulating interpersonal behavior and expectations and for defining public and private rights. This course at the CAPE level provides the basis and scope for promoting a sound knowledge and understanding of legal principles and the role of law in the society.
Accounting is the financial information system that provides relevant information to anyone who owns, manages or uses economic resources or engages in economic activity.
The purpose of this advanced course in Accounting is to provide a good foundation for further study of Accounting at pre-professional and professional levels.
MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS (M.O.B)
The uncertainties and the dynamic environment within which businesses operate today present serious challenges for business leaders. As students proceed beyond the CSEC level, preparing to pursue their career goals, they must be cognizant of the changing socio-economic climate within which modern business operate. The CAPE Management of Business syllabus provides opportunities for students to develop the required knowledge and understanding of management principles and practices.
Science plays a major role in the evolution of knowledge. The diverse forms of life, investigated and recorded by human society , have led to the development of a discipline known as Biology. This Biology course at CAPE level is designed to provide a coherent course of study which redresses, in addition to a specific knowledge base, the development of related skills and attitudes
Physics is generally regarded as the most fundamental scientific discipline. The study of physics is necessary to explain our physical environment. In fact, this is the role of the laws and theories of Physics that influence every element of our physical existence. This Physics course at CAPE level is designed to provide a coherent course of study which addresses, in addition to a specific knowledge base, the development of related skills and attitudes.
How does living in our society affect the way we behave? And why?
This course in Sociology at CAPE level aims to provide students with the necessary skills for an understanding of the structures, organization and development of societies particularly those in the Caribbean.
Chemistry principles are currently applied to societal concerns such as communicable diseases, environmental pollution and depletion of natural resources. As such, Chemistry is a major area of scientific study, which impinges on and influences every aspect of our daily lives. This Chemistry course at CAPE level is designed to provide a coherent course of study, which addresses in addition to a specific knowledge base, the development of related skills and attitudes.
Through the study of the Spanish Language at CAPE, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves as members of the Caribbean community, which is multilingual, and multi-cultural.
Mathematics is one of the oldest and most universal means of creating, communicating, connecting and applying structural and quantitative ideas. The discipline of mathematics allows the formulation and solution of real-world problems as well as the creation of new mathematical ideas, both as an intellectual end in itself, but also as a means to increase the success and generality of mathematical applications.
This pure mathematics course at Advanced proficiency will provide students with more advanced mathematical ideas, skills and techniques and also encourage them to understand the concepts involved, why and how they ‘work’ and how they are interconnected.
This new course brings a fresh approach to the study of psychology. You will learn about the science of the mind from a wide range of viewpoints, including child development, adult behavior, social forms and patterns, and individual differences.
The ability to communicate thoughts, emotions, ideas and attitudes is a critical factor in our
management of the physical and social environment. Communications Studies provides students with the opportunity to respond creatively to the implied challenges, through the development of their communicative awareness and abilities.
As well as being an enjoyable and often thought-provoking subject in its own right, A’ level Economics is a popular qualification both for higher education and with many employers. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest economic theories and practices, and address many of the issues that feature in today’s news – such as the pressures on government borrowing, the causes of unemployment, and tackling Third World debt.
This interdisciplinary subject provides students with the opportunity to study issues relevant to the distinctive physical, political and socio-economic challenges facing the small states which comprise the region. Such study integrates perspectives from various disciplines including, sociology, history, international relations, government and politics, physical and human ecology, cultural studies and ethics as a tool for understanding Caribbean society and culture.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
In the light of increasing nutrition-related illnesses in the world, it is necessary to find new ways to empower individuals and communities to exercise control over their health. Proper nutrition practices hold the key to the prevention and treatment of the chronic degenerative diseases that affect families globally
The environment and natural resource base of the Caribbean are critical for the welfare of Caribbean people. Natural Resource and environmental management and conservation are pre-requisites for sustainable development in the region. Achieving sustainable development requires an appreciation of the value of natural resources and the environment, and the development of the knowledge base and skills required for effective management. A firm grounding in these skills, knowledge and attitudes is provided through a study of Environmental Science.