Welcome to CAPE rankings 2017. This ranking highlights the CAPE institutions that are doing the best at the top 3 levels of the grade scale (QUALITY SCORES). We have deliberately avoided using grades 4 and 5 in our measurement as we believe this is a race to the bottom. We wanted to highlight schools that are generating excellent results at grades 1, 2 and 3 (QUALITY SCORES). Some may not agree with this, after all CAPE says 4 and 5 are passes. We acknowledge 4 and 5 as passes for the purposes of examination, however as mentioned earlier, we wanted to measure schools performing at the top end of the grade scale.