CXC CSEC English A exam - Paper 1 topics


CXC CSEC English A exam - Paper 1 topics (2018)

CXC English A exam paper 1 contains sixty (60) compulsory multiple choice questions organized into two (2) sections.

(Compulsory means that you have no choice, you have to do ALL the questions on this Paper.)



Section 1


Section one (1) is made up of twenty five (25) separate multiple choice questions. In this section, you will be tested on the following skills:


Section 1 skills



Section 2


Section two (2) is made up of thirty five (35) multiple choice reading comprehension questions based on your understanding of five (5) passages. The passages will consist of,

1) One poem

2) One narrative extract from a novel, short story, biography, diary or letter

3) One expository extract from an informational source e.g. newspaper article, report or text of a speech

4) one argumentative abstract ( e.g. an advertisement, speech or letter to the editor)

5) one visual abstract (e.g. a table, diagram, map, chart, cartoon or advertisement)

In this section, you will be tested on the following skills:


Section 2 Skills



Each question on this paper is worth one (1) mark. You should attempt to answer ALL 60 multiple choice questions on this paper. (If you don't know an answer then guess!)


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I really need some help in passing english A

janieve (not verified) 10 November 2011 - 9:29pm

In reply to by christiana (not verified)

i think u should study more or read it or maybe i may help you

Eden (not verified) 7 November 2011 - 3:51pm

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guest (not verified) 1 December 2011 - 5:12pm

In reply to by Eden (not verified)

i love this subject i want some english work to practice on

Guest (not verified) 24 January 2012 - 12:07am

Hi,can anyone assist me with this question plez.

The matrix(1,3) maps Q(1,2)to Q(5,7)find the 2x2 matrix which maps Q' back to Q.
This is my first time doing maths,i would appreciate it.

keisha (not verified) 2 February 2012 - 1:10pm

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Cecilia (not verified) 5 February 2012 - 11:06pm

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing CXC in May/June 2012. Please foward the syllabi for the following subjects below:

English A
Food and Nutrition
principles of Accounts
Agriculture Science
Information Technology

many thanks for your assistnace.

Esther (not verified) 7 February 2012 - 10:18am

pls help me and send English Syllabus for me and the Essay Writing. i will be happy if my request will be granted.

ivel johnson (not verified) 29 March 2012 - 8:26pm

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In reply to by guest (not verified)


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In reply to by sasha (not verified)

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tishurn (not verified) 11 May 2012 - 9:13am

Am have a problem with multiple choice in english..that's my biggest problem rite now.. :(


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