CXC CSEC math exam - marking scheme for May/June 2010 and forward

Marking scheme for CXC CSEC math exam
May/June 2010 and forward

 

This exam is made up of two papers: paper 1 and paper 2

Paper 1

There are 60 questions on this paper. Each question is worth 1 mark.

All the questions are compulsory (you must answer all the

questions).

The total number of marks possible for this paper is 60

marks.

The marks you make on this paper contributes 33% to the

final overall grade you make for the math exam.

 

CXC math exam
Exam questions
Question Type
Exam marks
Exam percent
60 questions
(compulsory)
Multiple Choice
 
60
33%

 

 

 

Paper 2
This paper has two (2) sections.

Section one is worth 90 marks - you have to answer 8 compulsory
structured and problem-solving type questions. These questions are based on the core objectives.

Section two is worth 30 marks - you have to choose two questions to answer out of 3 structured or problem-solving questions. Each question is worth 15 marks.
These questions are based mainly on the optional objectives of the syllabus.

The total number of marks possible for this paper is 120 marks.
The marks you make on this paper, contribute 67% to the final overall grade you make for the math exam.

 

 

CXC math exam
Exam questions
Question Type
Exam marks
Exam percent

 

Section 1
(8 compulsory)

Problem solving
 
90
50%
Section 2
(choose 2 out of 3)
Problem solving
30
17%

 

 

The following two tables show how marks are awarded for the
questions on the CXC math exam.

 

Table showing the mark scheme
for the two CXC math exam papers
CXC math exam
Number of questions
Exam Marks
Exam Percent
60
60
33%
10*
120
67%
Total: 2 Papers
70
180
100%

 

 

* Note that 10 of of the 70 questions that you must complete for the exam receives 67% of the marks.

These 10 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.

Table showing the breakdown of the mark scheme for the the two CXC CSEC math exam papers

CXC math exam

exam questions
Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent

60 questions
(compulsory)

Multiple choice
60
33%

Section 1
8 questions
(compulsory)

Problem-solving
90
50%

Section 2
(choose 2 out of 3 questions)

 
 

Problem-solving

 
 
30
 
 
17%
 
 
Total
   
180
100%

 

 

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Got my result and it is saying result is preliminary, what does that mean

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by having grade 4 in maths, have i passed?

I want to know if I passed by having grade 4 in maths, or do I have to re-sit this exam to get a b etter grade?

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you have to resit the exam

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Hi..i wrote the 2014 exam

Hi..i wrote the 2014 exam this year and got scores like yours..so, if you don't mind me asking..what grade did you got?

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So if their is no fix percent we just have to pass half make and they, ll asign any marks

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i got a grade 3 with 'BBC'profile so 'BBB' would get me a grade 2 ?

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I recently wrote the maths exam and accidently answered 2 questions on the same page.
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wat percentage is ones ,twos, an threes eg like 1=90,2=70,3=50

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Can an individual pass the

Can an individual pass the exam by passing paper 1 only (eg. 30% on paper 1 and 20% on paper 2)or is it that a pass must be obtained on both papers?

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i would like to know if a 55 out of 120 (in paper 2) and 46 out of 60 in paper 1 in maths will be a grade 3..i am soo woried

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how many profiles are there for the Mathematics cxc exams and how are they graded ?

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how does cxc award us grades?

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could anyone tell me if your are getting an AVERAGE of (75 percent) on pass paper do you stand a good chance in getting a grade TWO in the CXC exams.just curious,REPLY PLEZZ.

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What is a past mark for cxc in maths?

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What percent is a

What percent is a distinction???

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Re: What percentage is a distinction

Hello,

CXC recently held seminars for regional journalists. In these seminars, CXC has said that they do not award "distinctions" for passes in the CXC CSEC exams.

Yes! I know! People have been saying they have received "distinctions" in the CSEC exams for years! However, this is what CXC had to say about it,

No such thing as Grade 1 Distinctions, says CXC Officials

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (GIU) – Officials from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) set the record straight on Monday during a one-day seminar for journalists that they have never given distinctions to students who successfully complete the exams at Grade One level."

Read more at Caribseek News


Yeah! Strange right? All these years people have been running all over the region talking about how many distinctions they received in their CXC CSEC exams, turns out that it is not possible to get "distinctions" in these exams.

Hi!

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how much % is grade 2

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mathematics

it depends on how well the students do to see what percentage it is.

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Re; How much percentage is a grade 2

Hello. There is no fixed percentage for awarding grades in the CXC CSEC exams.

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what %is a grade 3 in maths

what %is a grade 3 in maths

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Re: What percentage is a grade 3 in maths

Hello. There is no fixed percentage for awarding grades in the CXC CSEC exams.

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What percent will get you a grade 1?

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Re:what percetnge will get you a grade 1

Hello. There is no fixed percentage for awarding grades in the CXC CSEC exams.

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