CSEC English B 2018-2023 Texts

PRESCRIBED TEXTS FOR ENGLISH B

TEXTS PRESCRIBED FOR THE JUNE 2018 – JANUARY 2023 EXAMINATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DRAMA

Two Questions will be set:

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Ti-Jean and his Brothers by Derek Walcott

POETRY

Selection of Poems from A World of Poetry for CXC Hazel Simmons-McDonald and (New Edition) Mark McWatt Poems Prescribed for the JUNE 2018 – JANUARY 2023 Examinations are as Follows:

1. An African Thunderstorm -David Rubadiri

2. Once Upon a Time -Gabriel Okara
3. Birdshooting Season -Olive Senior

4. West Indies, U.S.A. -Stewart Brown
5. Sonnet Composed Upon Westminster Bridge- William Wordsworth
6. Orchids- Hazel Simmons-McDonald
7. The Woman Speaks to the Man who has employed Her Son- Lorna Goodison
8. It is the Constant Image of your Face -Dennis Brutus
9. God’s Grandeur- Gerard Manley Hopkins

10. A Stone’s Throw -Elma Mitchell
11. Test Match Sabina Park -Stewart Brown
12. Theme for English B -Langston Hughes
13. Dreaming Black Boy -James Berry
14. My Parents -Stephen Spender

15. Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen
16. This is the Dark Time, My Love- Martin Carter
17. Ol’Higue- Mark McWatt
18. Mirror -Sylvia Plath

19. South -Kamau Brathwaite
20. Little Boy Crying -Mervyn Morris 

*The highlighted poems are the poems that have been added to the syllabus.

PROSE FICTION

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

SHORT STORY

This selection  of short stories is from A World of Prose for CXC David Williams and
(New Edition) Hazel Simmons-McDonald Short Stories Prescribed for the JUNE 2018 – JANUARY 2023 Examinations are as Follows:

1. The Two Grandmothers -Olive Senior

2. Blackout Roger- Mais

3. Emma- Carolyn Cole

4. The Man of the House -Frank O’Connor

5. Blood Brothers -John Wickham

6. The Day the World Almost Came to an End- Pearl Crayton

7. The Boy Who Loved Ice Cream- Olive Senior

8. Berry- Langston Hughes

9. Mom Luby and the Social Worker -Kristin Hunter

10. To Da-duh, in Memoriam -Paule Marshall

The highlighted stories are the stories that have been added to the syllabus.