CXC English A model answers

Model answers for CXC English A exam type questions

Submitted by admin on 7 June 2017 - 4:18pm

How to write a short story - Caribbean Winner 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Award

For those of you who are still struggling with how to write a short story with a Caribbean perspective, here is an example of how it can be done. Barbadian writer Kathyann Husbands wrote a short story entitled, "Love, Honour and Obeah". It won the Caribbean entry category in the Commonwealth Short Story Award 2011.

The short story is 599 words; within the range of words that is normally written for the CXC CSEC English A short story question. Kathyann has graciously agreed for her award winning story to be posted here for CXC CSEC English A students to view.

Kathyann Husbands - Barbadian writer and Information Professional

Submitted by admin on 1 June 2017 - 11:22am

How to write a short story - Caribbean Winner 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Award

For those of you who are still struggling with how to write a short story with a Caribbean perspective, here is an example of how it can be done. Grenadian artist and writer SuelinLow Chew Tung wrote a short story entitled, "A whiff bleach". It won the Caribbean entry category in the Commonwealth Short Story Award 2010.

The short story is 600 words; within the range of words that is normally written for the CXC CSEC English A short story question. Suelin has graciously agreed for her award winning story to be posted here for CXC CSEC English A students to view.

Suelin Low Chew Tung - Grenadian Artist, Writer

Submitted by admin on 3 May 2017 - 9:05pm

Response to CXC CSEC English A persuasive essay question 1.4

CXC suggests spending no more than 30 minutes to answer the persuasive essay question on Paper 2 of the English A exam. They also suggest 250 - 300 words as the length of the persuasive essay.

Persuasive Essay Question: Your school council has asked for nominations for the "Teacher of the Year award. Write a letter to the council in which you suggest someone from your school, giving strong arguments to support your choice.

Submitted by admin on 3 May 2017 - 7:11pm

CXC CSEC English A past paper type persuasive essay question 1.2

CXC suggests spending no more than 30 minutes to answer the persuasive essay question on Paper 2 of the English A exam. They also suggest 250 - 300 words as the length of the persuasive essay.

Persuasive Essay Question: Write an article for your school magazine about three major problems in your school and state how you would solve each one.

Submitted by admin on 3 May 2017 - 5:48pm

CXC CSEC English A past paper type persuasive essay question 1.1

CXC suggests spending no more than 30 minutes to answer the persuasive essay question on Paper 2 of the English A exam. They also suggest 250 - 300 words as the length of the persuasive essay.

Persuasive Essay Question: Write an article to the local newspaper expressing your concern about the high rate of traffic accidents in your country. Suggest three measures which would help to reduce this high rate of accidents.