CXC CSEC exam guide: Human and Social Biology

CXC CSEC Exam Guide

Human and Social Biology

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CXC CSEC Exam

Exam guide: Human and Social Biology

Based on the CXC CSEC Human and Social Biology syllabus (From May/June 2011)

Organization of the CXC CSEC Human and Social Biology exam:

 

Paper

Exam time

 

Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent
paper 1
11/4 hrs

Multiple choice
(60 questions)

drawn from all areas of the syllabus
(each question is worth 1 mark)

 

60 marks
40%
Paper 2
2 hours

Section A:

4 compulsory structured questions - drawn from all areas of the syllabus

(each question is worth 15 mks = 60 mks total)

 

Section B:

2 compulsory structured essay questions - drawn from all areas of the syllabus

(each question is worth 15 mks = 30 mks total)

90 marks
60%
 
 
Total
150 marks
 
100%

 

The syllabus for the Human and Social Biology exam is divided into five (5) sections. Each section is comprised of several units.

 

The five sections are section A, B, C, D and E.

Section A

Living organisms and the environment

 

Section B

Life processes

 

Section C

Heredity and Variation

 

Section D

Disease and its impact on humans

 

Section E

The impact of health practices on the environment

 

 

 

The units in each section are listed below:

Section

Units
 
 
Section B: Life Processes

1. Nutrition

 

 

2. The Respiratory System

 

 

3. The Circulatory System

 

 

4. The Skeletal System

 

 

5. Excretion and Homeostasis

 

 

6. Coordination and Control

 

 

7. The Reproductive System

 

 
 
 
 
 
Section E: The Impact of Health Practices on the Environment  

 

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Hey this subject is fairly easy but a bit challenging to study but it takes hard work n dedication to reach your goal and reap success..wish you guys all the best..GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This helps alot

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Hey ADMIN

I am asking, if you could give me some conducive INFO on the CAPES EXAMS.The difference between UNIT 1 and UNIT 2, also if you can do both papers, in one year at privet institution's?Do you have to pay for both unit 1 and 2 separately?What if you attempt unit 2,do you have to do the UNIT 1 the other year?Is it possible for you to fail one paper and pass the other,and HOW this is represent on the result slip.

I would appreciate it if you respond back with ample info or notes,thank you.

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Re: Hey Admin

Hi,
I am sorry, I do not have the answers to your questions.

This community was set up to support exam candidates sitting the CXC CSEC exams, not the CAPE exams. As a result, we do not source, collect or post information on the CAPE exams.

Maybe someone else in the community will see your post, have the answers and post them as well.

You never know...

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Human & Social Biology

I sat this exam some years ago but failed to pass; I promised myself that I would sit it again, only this time I hope to pass with a grade A1. Today having my family its a bit complicated, never-the-less, if I could get some help to do this subject as an online course at home; then I know I will do very well.
Thank you.

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math & engilsh

HOW CAN U PUT MATH AND ENGLISH TOGETHER...............THATS JUST DISGUSTING!!!!!!!

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Math And English

They are both very important subjects, although most individuals cannot do both and be very good at them together.

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Re: math and English

The CXC CSEC Math and English A exams are always timetabled one after the other. Every year, every January, every June, every year; the CXC CSEC Math and English A exams come one after the other.

Kathy-ann Daniel-Gittens

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huma an social biology

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kool what about hsb is hard

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Mathematics

its kinda a little like rocket science to me but im willing to learn and get to like the subject.

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AM DOING H.S.B IN MAY TO JUNE I NEED HELP IN THIS SUBJECT WAT CAN I DO TO PAST IT IN MAY I REALLY WANNA GET THIS SUBJECT WHO HAVE THIS SUBJECT COULD TELL ME WAT TO DO TO PAST IT I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS SUBJECT TO MUCH BUT I HAVE TO PAST IT ,..,.............................

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If you want to pass USB study from the syllabus.follow exactly what is on the syllabus.That's what I did and got grade 1.

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I'm sitting hsb in may/june

I'm sitting hsb in may/june 2014 is that the topics we are getting in hsb 2014 which is nutrition,respiratory system, circulatory, skeletal, excretion and homeostasis, coordination and control and reproductive system or this is something else.PLEASE TELL ME SOMEONE!

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I AM WRITEING H.S.B IN MAY/JUNE2012 AN NEED HELP ALSO SO THE BEST WE CAN DO IS READ ALOT

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u want to study

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its kinda challenging

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i should of seem this earlier only thing we have to do is read n analyze n interpret

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am look for a study partner too

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for what subject

for what subject

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I THINK WHEN MORE THAN ONE PERSON STUDY TOGETHER IT HELP TO BRING THE SUBJECT ACROSS BETTER I AM INTERESTED TO MEET WITH U U CAN CONTACT ME AT apple-spice_@hotmail.com

look forward to start.

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hsb

read alot dont just sit there and say you dont understand you have to get the help from someone who knows about the subject and explain for you and then u will have a better understanding about the subject am sitting the exam come may i never done the subject but i had private classes and i read alot and i have a better knowledge about it and success come through had work and determination

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read alot and revise

read alot and revise thoroughly

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thats so true because everthing is just complicated. lets just pray to Jehovah for help

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human and social biology

i love human and social biology (hsb).i read hard and but don't understand what i read butyet i pass my exams with great pass marks. howover i did sign for it.what can i do about it?

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hsb

what was your grade

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H&S or BIO

Hey,i want to do one of these sub, but am here contemplating on which one should i choose.I would appreciate it if anyone could give me some advice on which to choose or which is easier,i like BIO anyway.

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Re: Human and Social Biology or Biology

Hi,

It depends on what you want the subject for. If you are planning to do a program in the future, you should check the entry requirements for it. Some programs just require you to have "one science subject", while others may specify that they want Biology, Integrated Science or something like that.

We elected to support Human and Social Biology because, for out-of-school exam candidates, it is the shortest route to getting "one science subject". There is no SBA requirement for Human and Social Biology. And, in comparison to, say Integrated Science, there are less modules to cover in the syllabus.

So, really, there is no hard and fast rule for taking either subject. It depends on you and what you want to do with the subject when you move on.

Kathy-ann Daniel-Gittens

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hey,im writing cxc exams in may/june and tha subject im lacking in is h.s.b, im teaching myself becuz im writin this subject out of my stream, aslo i have to pass this exam in order to enter the Universty of Guyana to do my dentistry course, i truely love it..wat can i do to obtain a garde 2 pass
in the exam?

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seeking to get familiarize with certain topics to sit my exam next year may/June

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all u need to do is get an hsb book n study all the topics are get the syllabus n study from it.

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my first time really need help is this the syllabus i can use for january to?

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Re: Human and Social Biology

Hi, yes, the same syllabus that is used for January too.

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i found that hsb was easy,but the long paper was a bit confusing and finally i do finish the syllabus

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