June 2017 & 2018 English A Paper 2 Compared

June 2017 & 2018 English A Paper 2 Compared


C.S.E.C. 
ENGLISH A
JUNE 2017
EXAM
SECTIONS
C.S.E.C. 
ENGLISH A
JUNE 2018
EXAM
Summary
(30 marks)
A
Summary
(25 marks)
2 COMPREHENSION PIECES
(2 passages or 1 passage & 1 poem)
(30 marks)
B
 Letter/Report Writing
(30 marks)
Short Story or Description
(35 marks)
C
Short Story
(25 marks)
Argumentative Essay
(35 marks)
D
Argumentative/
Persuasive Essay/ Speech
(25 marks)

A Further Breakdown of Both Exams

2017 Exam Paper 02:

The duration of the exam is 2 hrs, 30 mins


It is worth 76% of the total assessment
Section 1 – summary (compulsory question) [30 marks]

Section 2 – 2 compulsory short answer comprehensions [15 marks per comprehension = 30 marks]

Section 3 – short story, 3 questions, do 1 [35 marks]

Section 4 – argumentative essay, 2 questions, do 1 [35 marks]

Total = 130 marks



2018 Exam Paper 02:

The duration of the exam is 2 hrs, 55 mins


It is worth 50% of the total assessment


Section A – Summary (compulsory question)  [25 marks]

Section B –  Exposition: This informative discourse can the the form of an email, letter, report, notice, or article (compulsory question) [30 marks]

Section C – Short Story, 2 questions, do 1 [25 marks]

Section D – argumentative/persuasive essay/speech (compulsory question)  [25 marks]

Total = 105 marks
Sample Questions from the 2018 Exam

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