CXC CSEC English A exam paper 2 award winning short stories

 

CXC CSEC English A  short stories awarded annual best short story: 2001 - 2012

 

Every year, CXC publishes a short story which it selects from all the CXC CSEC English A short story exam entries for that year. These short stories exhibit the qualities of good writing which CXC values. They are published by CXC as examples of the quality of writing to which students should aspire.

 

In this vein, we present here, short stories that have received the CXC annual short story award. We include these stories here because we hope that they will give you an idea of the quality of writing that CXC requires for high marks in its CXC CSEC English A exam short story question.

 

 

2001 short story question.
Write a short story based on the picture below.
cxc short story 2001
CXC award winning answer

 

 

2002 short story question.
Write a short story based on the picture below.
CXC short story 2002
CXC award winning answer

 

 

2003 short story question.
"Some people never give up. They keep going on and on." Write a story beginning with these words.

CXC award winning answer

 

 

2004 short story question.
Write a short story based on the picture below.
CXC short story 2004
CXC award winning answer

 

 

 

2006 short story question.
Write a short story based on the picture below.
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CXC award winning answer

 

 

 

2007 short story question.
Write a short story in which you use the words, "The phone rang once and stopped.
It rang again. This was it now."

CXC award winning answer

 

 

 

2008 short story question.
Write a short story based on the picture below.

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CXC award winning answer

 

 

 

2009 short story question.
Write a short story based on the picture below.

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CXC award winning answer

 

 

 

2010 short story question

It was the middle of the mathematics class. Mrs Taylor our teacher suddenly collapsed and sprawled unconscious on the floor.
It was terrifying.

Write a story which includes these words. 

CXC award winning answer

 

 

2011 short story question

A cold hand grasped his wrist as he slumped to his knees. Write a story which includes these words.

CXC award winning answer

 

 

2012 short story question

My people were special to me. I had to warn them that a storm, such as they had never seen, was coming.

Write a story which includes these words.

CXC award winning answer

 

 

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Here is a link to short story writing tutorials for paper 2 of the CXC English A exam.

 

 

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