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:

on

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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ray (not verified) 4 February 2014 - 3:12pm

Hi,I did hsb in jan. If I made like 30mrks in the long and about 55 in the 'M.C' do u think I can still get a passin grade

guest (not verified) 4 May 2015 - 5:40pm

In reply to by ray (not verified)

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Sashee (not verified) 4 May 2014 - 12:21am

These subjects are driving me crazy.. I really need to pass them though, Because they are requirements for my career choice.. There are both so hard.. I really need help.. All the others are ok but.. Physic and Chemistry:-(

guest (not verified) 9 May 2014 - 8:50pm

How did you all find the HSB paper 2 today?

shakella (not verified) 14 April 2015 - 9:46pm

Thanks a lot this really helps

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it a well effort for to to be doing this

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In reply to by anieka miller (not verified)

I don't understand that question

Shanna (not verified) 8 October 2015 - 6:33am

I am just doing hsb now and am positive for a grade 1 because it's actually the same notes from biology and I've already done bio. But am having problems with chamistrty and information technology. NEED HELP!!!!

nash (not verified) 24 November 2015 - 4:20pm

hi...this subject is not hard its basically common sense .... love it though!

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