CXC CSEC Social Studies exam guide - Section A: Individual, family and society
CXC CSEC Social Studies Exam Guide (effective May/June 2010) Section A: Individual, Family and Society
CXC CSEC Social Studies Exam Guide (effective May/June 2010)
Section A: Individual, Family and Society
The students should be able to:
Explain and use correctly concepts and terms associated with the family as listed in content 1,
Explanation of the following concepts and terms associated with the family:
(c) legal separation
(i) extended family
(j) nuclear family
|2.||Describe the major functions of the family;||
The functions of the family in contemporary Caribbean society:
(a) As a unit of procreation
(b) As a social unit for rearing
(c) As a economic unit for satisfying
(d) As a social unit for satisfying
|3.||Compare different family types and unions in the Caribbean;
Difference in family types and unions in the Caribbean:
Types - nuclear,
Unions - visiting relationships, common law or consensual,
examine the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of adult and sibling members of a Caribbean family;
|Roles, relationships and responsibilities of adult and sibling members of the Caribbean family.
|5.||Explain the causes and effects of the changes in the roles of family members in Caribbean Society.
Factors which contribute to the hanging roles and responsibilities of members of the Caribbean family:
(a) Status of women in society;
(b) Choice of employment;
(c) Available technology;
(d) Leisure activities;
(e) Educational opportunities.
Results of the changing roles and responsibilities of members of the Caribbean family:
(a) Identity crisis;
(b) Marginalisation of the male;
(c) Role conflict;
(d) Development of self esteem and confidence of women/
|6.||Describe factors which assist in the preparation for parenthood.||
Preparation for parenthood - physical, economic, emotional and psychological readiness.
Examine the characteristics of effective parenting
Characteristics of a good parent:
(a) problem solving skills;
(b) communcation skills;
(c) socializing skills;
(d) disciplinary skills;
(e) knowledge of good nutrition;
(f) showing love/warmth;
(g)money management skills.
Formulate strategies for dealing with contemporary social issues that influence Caribbean family life.
Contemporary social issues which influence Caribbean family life:
(a) child abuse,
(c) street children,
(e) sexually transmitted diseases,
(e) teenage pregnancy,
(f) juvenile delinquency,
(g) substance abuse,
(i) domestic violence,
(k) alternative life styles,
(m) care and concern for the aged and
|9.||Assess the reasons for laws tp protect the family in social situations as listed in content (9);
Laws related to,
(c) legal separation
(e) domestic violence.
|10.||Account for the cultural divdersity of the Cariibean region;||
The cultural diversity of the Caribbean region.
(a) The existence of cultural patterns,
(b) Promotion of ancestral customs, art,
|11.||Explain and use correctly terms and concepts associated with social groups and institutions as listed in content (11)||
Explanation of the following terms and concepts associated with social groups:
(a) primary group
voluntary and involuntary membership
(b) examples of
found in the Caribbean
Outline the characteristics of primary, secondary, formal and informal groups;
Characteristics of social groups:
(b) common goals;
(c) voluntary or involuntary
(d) marks of identity;
(e) common needs, interest and
(f) specifiuc ways of interacting
(g) established patterns of
(h) cooperation to achive group
|13.||Describe the requirements for cohesion in groups and institutions||
Requirements for group cohesion:
|14.||Explain the different types of interaction within and among social groups;||
Aspects of social interction within and among groups:
|15.||Describe the characteristics of institutons;||
Characteristics of institutions:
(a) A social norm:
(i) Made up of norms, mores, and
(ii) Endure over time
(iii) Can be modified
(iv) Influence the workings of society
(v) Form the basis for the development of organizations.
(b) An organization:
(i) hierarchical structure
(ii) specific function
(iii) written rules
(iv) fixed sanctions
(v) endure over time
|16.||Evaluate the functions of institutions in society;||
Functions of institutions:
|17.||Describe the electoral processes and systems used to elect a government in the Commonwealth Caribbean;||
(a) definition of the following terms and concepts:
(ii) political party,
(vi) voters' list,
(vii) floating voter,
(ix) adult sufferage,
(xiii) hung parliament,
(xiv) government of national unity.
|18.||Describe how political parties prepare for elections||
Preparation for elections:
(a) select candidates
(b) raise funds
(c) conduct campaigns
(d) identify important issues
(e) monitor the party in power/
(f) monitor the electoral process
(g) commission public opinion polls
(h) publish manifesto
|19.||Outline the factors that influence the outcomes of elections;||
Impact of the following on elections:
(a) media coverage
(b) campaign advertising
(c) public opinion polls
(d) voter turnout
(e) voter attitude to government
(f) campaign strategy
(g) campaign spending
|20.||Describe the factors that influence voter participation in elections;||
Influences on voter turnout:
(a) campaign issues
(c) voter attitudes toward government
(d) voter loyalty to political parties
(e) voter apathy
|21.||Differentiate among the types of government systems in the Commonwealth Caribbean;||
Types of government systems -
|22.||Describe the structure of government;||
Sturucture of government - principle of separation of powers.
(a) Legislature -structure, composition
(b) Executive - compostion and functions,
(c) Judiciary - structure of the court
(d) Role of the security systems - e.g.
|23.||Evaluate the functions of government;||
Functions of government:
a) raise revenue through direct and
(b) provide social services: welfare,
(c) manange the finances of the country
(d) maintain law and order;
(e) create employment opportunities;
(f) maintain international relations;
(g) defend the nation state.
|24.||Describe the relationship between citizens and governments as stated in the constitution;||
relationship between citizen and government as stated in the constitution,
(a) Definition of the following terms and concepts,
(b) human rights,
freedom and responsibility
(c) role of the Ombudsman
|25.||Identify the essentials of good governance||
characteristics of good governance -
independence of the judiciary,
responsiveness to the needs of
access to information,
prudent use of resources,
efficient civil service
tolerance of freedom of
Interpret statistical data in the form of tables, graphs and charts on elections.
|statistical data relating to elections.|
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26??!! 26 objectives in ONE section of a syllabus??!!
What madness is that??? That is too many objectives for one syllabus section! Why don't they throw the kitchen sink and the dog bowl in there while they are at it? They have everything else in there.
*smh* somebody needs to talk to these people about curriculum development.
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