CXC CSEC English A exam - marking scheme
CXC CSEC English A exam: marking scheme (2018)
Marking scheme for CXC CSEC English A exam (2018)
This exam is made up of two examination papers and a School Based Assessment (SBA) project for in-school candidates and three examination papers for private candidates.
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 29% to the final overall grade you make for the CXC CSEC
English A exam.
This examination paper has four (4) sections.
Section one is worth 25 marks - There is one question (one compulsory summary writing passage).
Section two is worth 30 marks - There is one question (one compulsory expository essay question)
Section three is worth 25 marks - (There are two questions, you must select one and produce a short story essay )
Section four is worth 25 marks - There is one question (one compulsory argumentative essay question)
The total number of marks possible for this paper is 105 marks. The marks you make on this paper,
CXC CSEC English A School Based Assessment (SBA) mark scheme.
Students who are enrolled in school will complete the CXC CSEC English SBA under the supervision of a teacher.
Exam candidates who are sitting the CXC CSEC English A exam privately will sit paper 3/2 of the exam.
The following two tables show how marks are awarded for the questions on the three papers of the CXC CSEC English A exam.
*Note that examination paper 2 makes up 50% of the overall marks for the CXC CSEC English A exam.
These 4 questions make up fully half of the marks on the English A exam, therefore, you will need to score well on this paper in order to score well on the exam overall.