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    Hello All,

    I've got Caribbean qualifications, CSECs (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate - like GCSEs) and CAPEs (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination - like A Levels). I would like to find out my UCAS points, please help.
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    You don't

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...qualifications

    UCAS haven't added Caribbean quals to the tariff yet

    Having said that, a few places with AAA A-level requirements are asking for AAA in CAPE so presumably A-levels and CAPE are about equivalent?

    LSE say:
    The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) is considered sufficient for entry to LSE in the following subjects only - Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, French, History, Literatures in English, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish. Applicants offering subjects that are not listed would, in addition, need to offer GCE A levels.
    Oxford say:
    Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, French, History, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish with grades of AAA
    Bristol say:
    Candidates with good grade profiles in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in at least six CAPE units, including two double-unit courses will be considered for undergraduate study. Minimum grades of I or II are required.
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    You don't

    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/ucas_...qualifications

    UCAS haven't added Caribbean quals to the tariff yet

    Having said that, a few places with AAA A-level requirements are asking for AAA in CAPE so presumably A-levels and CAPE are about equivalent?

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    Oxford say:


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    Well yeah they're the equivalent. I'm pretty sure that I saw something on the UCAS website about conversions... The link no longer works! I'm upset because I'm british and I want to go to university in Spain. Since I'm British, I'm not supposed to do their university entrance exam which is exactly like A-Levels, I've already done that, but my foreign qualifications are making this complicated. I'm trying to tell the woman that they're just like A-levels and I need my UCAS points to prove it.

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    (Original post by Asha5692)
    Well yeah they're the equivalent. I'm pretty sure that I saw something on the UCAS website about conversions... The link no longer works! I'm upset because I'm british and I want to go to university in Spain. Since I'm British, I'm not supposed to do their university entrance exam which is exactly like A-Levels, I've already done that, but my foreign qualifications are making this complicated. I'm trying to tell the woman that they're just like A-levels and I need my UCAS points to prove it.

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    Well like I said, officially, they're worth 0 UCAS points because UCAS don't include them in the tariff, so it's really up to the individual university to decide.

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