CXC CSEC exam guide: Integrated Science

CXC CSEC exam guide: General proficiency Integrated Science


CXC CSEC exam guide: General proficiency Integrated Science

Based on the CXC CSEC Integrated Science syllabus

Organization of the CXC CSEC Integrated Science exam:

In-school exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of two (2) papers and a School Based Assessment (SBA) project.

Private exam candidates: The general proficiency exam consists of three (3) papers.

Exam time
Question type
Exam marks
Exam percent
paper 1
11/4 hrs

Multiple choice
(60 questions)

60 marks
Paper 2
2 hours

Part A:
3 compulsory structured questions

Part B:
3 compulsory questions - extended essay or data-based questions

90 marks
Paper 3/SBA
2 hrs 30 mins
50 marks
200 marks

The syllabus for the Integrated Science exam is divided into four (4) sections. Each section is comprised of several units.

The four sections are section A, B, C and D.

Section A:
The organism
Section B:
The home/workplace
Section C:
Section D:
The units in each section are listed below:
1. Production and Growth
2. Food and Nutrition
3. Circulation
4. Respiration
5. Excretion
6. Coordination
1. Temperature control and ventilation
2. Water and the Aquatic Environment
3. Pests and parasites/sanitation
4. Safety hazards
5. Electricity
6. Fossil fuels/ Solar energy/ Alternative sources
7. Materials
8. Lighting
9. Chemicals
10. Machines
11. The Terrestrial Environment
1. Sport and Body Functions
2. Sport in Air/Water
3. Sport and Materials
4. Audio-Visual Activities
1. Energy
2. Forces
3. Earth Movement and Their Effects

mary 12 November 2008 - 5:23pm

Mary - Thanks for this exam guide. I like it, I only wish it could tell me what to study for each exam paper so I wouldn't have to guess what was coming for each paper.

gallimore (not verified) 5 May 2011 - 11:58am

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seikarah (not verified) 10 May 2011 - 12:49pm

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guest (not verified) 12 May 2011 - 3:02pm

It was very helpfull although i found about it late but i hope to do my best tomorrow.

you should not think of it as a stressful thing cuz then it will always be stressful so u should take some time to relan and think about what u like doin

Don't worry just study and you will definitely get one step towards your goal. After all success comes after hard work and practice makes perfect.

guest (not verified) 19 April 2012 - 12:16pm

Thanks this was very helpful. but, what i would really like to know is if this is also for the 2012 syllabus. because I can't find it anywhere. And my "teacher" is no help at all! please tell me it's 2012. or send me a link for 2012! :D tnx


This is Integrated Science exam guide is based on the CXC CSEC Integrated Science syllabus for 2012.

Good luck with your exams!

Danielle (not verified) 2 May 2012 - 2:49pm

O thanks very much for this i really dont like science so hope i rember these stuff and im finding it hard to rember the stuff when im finished reading can some one plz plz help me telll me how to rember?

I would like the profiles that are marked for Intergated Science n how it is being marked thank u. i would like it to be sent to me via Email or on here by tomorrow :)

guest (not verified) 20 July 2012 - 3:36pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)

wasnt speaking to u i was speaking to any1 that was interested in sending it to me. usless person u are.! and speak proper english please.

sherl (not verified) 5 January 2013 - 12:19am

well i am very thankful 4 these exam guide cause i am so crazy about passing my cxc subjects especially integrated science as my teacher is far behind. i have about 3-4 months leaving 4 cxc. am kind of stressed and worried. but i guess I'll just have 2 try and think positive

the realist (not verified) 17 July 2013 - 9:31am

I want 2 study intergrated science for cxc this year or next year exam

guest (not verified) 4 November 2013 - 8:50pm

i am doing a lab : planning and designing lab about iron rust near sea than iron further...what exactly must I have?

guest (not verified) 7 May 2014 - 2:51pm

Doing not in cxc Friday. Have no idea what to expect just studying really hard. This helped aol though

Boo (not verified) 13 May 2014 - 11:45am

If You did good in you Labs and Pass the paper 1 and fail paper 2 is there a chance of still getting a 1, 2 or 3 ?

guest Nyokabie… (not verified) 2 March 2015 - 9:11pm

In reply to by belz (not verified)

I really need someone to study with so we can have a conservation about the cxc subjects THANKS FOR YOUR KINDNESS

guest (not verified) 23 April 2015 - 11:35am

Thanks for this study guide cause i was wondering how am gonna integrares science

Adrian (not verified) 14 May 2015 - 10:21pm

Good Day, I am just here to inform you all that CXC Integrated Science Syllabus has been slightly changed.

The CSEC Integrated Science Syllabus is based on three themes, The Organism and Its Environment, The Home and Workplace, and Earth’s Place in the Universe which adequately reflect the common areas of human activity and experience. These themes form the unifying points of the syllabus which should, therefore, be seen as a coherent unit.

The syllabus is redesigned with a greater emphasis on the integration and application of scientific concepts and principles. Such an approach is adopted to develop those long-term transferable skills of ethical conduct, team work, problem-solving, critical thinking, and innovation and COMMUNICATION. It encourages the use of various teaching and learning strategies to inculcate these skills that will prove useful in everyday life, while at the same time catering to multiple intelligence and different learning styles and needs.

The syllabus is arranged in three sections sub-divided into specific objectives, corresponding explanatory notes and suggested practical activities.




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