CXC CSEC English A exam - Paper 2 topics
CXC CSEC English A exam - Paper 2 exam topics
This paper contains eight (8) questions in four (4) sections
Section A: Summary writing
This section is made up of one compulsory question. In this section, you have to write a summary of a given passage or report. (There is no choice here, you have to answer the only question in this section.)
You will be given a passage or report and asked to write a summary of it.
The paper 2 directions state that in this section you must write in "continuous prose", that is, you must write using paragraphs. You MUST NOT write using note form. Also, after the allotted number of words, anything you write will not be assessed.
Here are samples of the type of summary questions that were set in CXC English A past papers.
Section B: Reading comprehension
This section consists of two compulsory short answer reading comprehension questions. (Again there is no choice here, you have to answer both of the questions in this section).
Each question is made up of a reading passage and 7-8 questions on the passage. You must answer all the questions on each reading passage.
Here are samples of the type of reading comprehension questions that have been set in CXC English A past papers.
This section is made up of three questions. They include two short story essays - one with a picture and one without - and a descriptive essay.(You must choose one question to answer).
The paper 2 exam states that your answer in this section should be approximately 400-450 words in length and you must write in standard english, although you may use dialect in conversations.
Here are samples of the type of short story questions that have been set in CXC English A past papers.
Section D: Persuasive writing
This section is made up of two persuasive essay questions. Your answer is usually required to be in the form of either an informal letter to a friend, a formal letter to an official, a speech, presentation or an essay. (You must choose one question to answer).
The paper 2 exam states that your answer in this section should be approximately 250-300 words in length and you must write in standard english.
Here are samples of the type of persuasive essay questions that have been set in CXC Engliah A past papers.
You must answer five (5) out of the eight (8) questions on this paper in order to pass the CXC English A exam.
cant wait for my exams kinda scared though
I am scared too.
the spanish test ago hard!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spanish orals was easy but i'm sure paper2 and 1 will be hard since i'm horrible at spanish. english on the other hand is gonna be pretty easy since i'm good at writing stories an stuff cant wait for enlgish cxc
am good at writing stories ^_^ no problem there for me but the only thing is I am not good at math at all -_- BOMBER!
what are the strategies you can use for story writing
is 4 a passing grade?
No 4 isn't a passing grade son... the lowest passing grade is 3 :p
are you mad???
do i have to use big words in the stories, essays etc?
no you don't have of to
did you not read the marking scheme
all i know is that formal words are good (lol specially if you know then well) so it would be best if you can learn them well to boost your grade's a little at least for effect to show that you actually know something ( well not too much big words, words like poignant meaning clear, keen, touching,
indemnity _ loss, impetus , jeopardy, tepid, epitome. etc.
so learn them and know them well. so next thing you giving advice be sure you explain it well to that person.
so do you understand what i am trying to say here?
if de words big for you doh use dem.
How do I become a member. there are no sign up queues to click on.
i did english in the year 2011 and i did not pass so i will like to get as much help as posssible
can any body tell me were i can get a C.X.C English syllabus TO BY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Overseas examination office. Its buy! Not by smh.
sangster book store! use yo capital sense n not yo common, yo common a wah yo know already!
just google it up and print it off as a pdf
The exam says that short stories should be 400-450 words. The examples of good award winning cxc short stories are much longer, 600 to even 900 plus words. Please explain. Were these essays written under exam condition? I would like to see an example that met the criteria.
As a form five student English as been very interesting and nice. for English those are the strategies you can do for you to develop more skills. they include make study cards, review a whole CXC English text book or text books, review and do past papers as much as you can, Google or research for games,get activities involve in English and see how well you will overcome joy and excitement.Good luck on studying English.
Hello, yes, these short stories were written under CXC CSEC English A exam conditions. You can take a look at a discussion that went on about this very same issue some time ago.
It may help to answer some of your questions. You can also choose to add to that discussion about the number of words in the CXC best short stories.
is cxc really easy to pass i want to find out
yess it is as long as u know da topics and u put ur mind 2 it den ......... u surely can pass it
do well in my cxc get my person prove of me.15
this is tremendous help, it allows to prepare myself for the upcoming exams..thanks alot!
I have wrote Mathematics a few years ago and got a grade 4. Nevertheless, I have rewritten it and got grade 5. However, CXC has declared that grade 4 is appropriate for the working environment. Now, I would like to apply for a job; should I declare that I got a grade 4 in Mathematics or a grade 5.
Thank you! Another problem I have is, most vacanies here states that they wants 5 subjects CXC including Mathematics and English. What this actually means? Mathematics and English must be from Grade 1 to 3 or 1 to 4. The reason of asking such question is that CXC has declared grade 4 as a minimum entry requirement. READ http://www.cxc.org/section.asp?Sec=2&SSec=2&Info=19. I don't know if they are refering to 1 to 3 or 1 to 4.