cape law sylabus

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination®

CAPE®

LAW
Effective for examinations from May-June 2010

CXC A23/U2/09

Published by the Caribbean Examinations Council
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Contents
RATIONALE ..................................................................................................................................... 1 AIMS .................................................................................................................................................. 2 SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED .................................................................................... 2 STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS .................................................................................................. 3 UNIT 1: PUBLIC LAW

MODULE 1: CARIBBEAN LEGAL SYSTEMS................................................................... 4 MODULE 2: PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC LAW ............................................................... 9 MODULE 3: CRIMINAL LAW........................................................................................ 12 UNIT 2: PRIVATE LAW

MODULE 1: LAW OF TORT ............................................................................................. 16 MODULE 2: LAW OF CONTRACT ................................................................................. 20 MODULE 3: REAL PROPERTY ....................................................................................... 24 OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT ............................................................................................................ 28 REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES............................................................................. 37 REGULATIONS FOR RE-SIT CANDIDATES.................................................................................. 38 ASSESSMENT GRID ......................................................................................................................... 38 GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................................................ 39

CXC A23/U2/09

This document CXC A23/U2/09 replaces CXC A23/U2/03.
Please note that the syllabus was revised and amendments are indicated by italics.

Please check the website www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

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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 Unit completed. The second is the CAPE diploma, awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily completed at least six Units, including Caribbean Studies. The third is the CAPE Associate Degree, awarded for the satisfactory completion of a...
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