From as early as 1999, the UK NARIC conducted an assessment of CAPE and agreed that the qualification is of the highest standard. Here are excerpts from Christopher West, Head of UK NARIC:
“I have been impressed by the structure and content of the CAPE and in particular the flexibility to offer various combinations of breadth and depth. The inclusion of core courses is also helpful in preparing students for higher education in an international context.
In examining the syllabus content and duration of CAPE courses, we have concluded that the qualifications resulting from two-subject courses are comparable to GCE Advanced level i.e. in the following subjects: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, French, History, Literatures in English, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish and should be acceptable entry qualifications for single subject degrees in these subjects (with the caveat that entrance grades will vary).
We will be pleased to commend CAPE as a higher education entry qualification to UK higher education institutions and to present its full flexibility. Our objective would be to ensure that CAPE is well understood by the full range of admissions tutors so that students with CAPE qualification will maximise their personal benefits from UK higher education.”
UK NARIC has advised UK universities that six CAPE units will be accepted.
– Six Units including two single-unit courses, Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies, be accepted for normal matriculation.
– Candidates who have passed two 2-Unit courses in a single area fall within the two A’ level matriculation standing.
Candidates having passed CAPE are eligible to join conventional degree programmes at Indian universities.