CXC CSEC English A exam - marking scheme
CXC CSEC English A exam: marking scheme
We have corrected some errors in our CXC CSEC English A exam mark scheme!
In the recording the change over from the older mark scheme in the previous CXC CSEC English A syllabus to the new CXC CSEC English A syllabus (2012 and forward) and new mark scheme, some errors in calculations slipped right by us.
We have corrected those errors now and the mark scheme below for the CXC CSEC English A exam is the corrected up-to-date version.
Marking scheme for CXC CSEC English A exam
This exam is made up of two papers: paper 1 and paper 2
There are 60 questions on this paper. Each question is worth (1) mark. All the questions are
compulsory (you have to answer all the questions). The total number of marks possible for this
paper is 60 marks.
The marks you make on this paper contributes 24% to the final overall grade you make for the
English A exam.
This paper has four (4) sections.
Section one is worth 30 marks - There is one question (one compulsory summary writing passage).
Section two is worth 30 marks - (two compulsory reading comprehension questions - each worth 15 marks)
Section three is worth 35 marks - (You must answer one short story OR descriptive essay question)
Section four is worth 35 marks - (You must answer one persuasive essay question)
The total number of marks possible for this paper is 130 marks. The marks you make on this paper,
The following two tables show how marks are awarded for the questions on both papers of the CXC CSEC English A exam.
*Note that 5 out of the 65 questions that make up the CXC CSEC English A exam receives 76% of the marks for the exam.
These 5 questions are on Paper two (2) of the exam, therefore, you will need to score well on this paper in order to pass the exam.