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 Breakdown of the CSEC English A SBA

A number of persons have reviewed the SBA outline that I have posted to this blog and they have also asked a number of questions based on the new CSEC English A SBA. This post is my attempt to further breakdown/explain the CSEC English A SBA. This information was gathered from a CSEC Webinar that was conducted in September. Click HERE to…

Section D of the English A 2018 Exam

SECTION D   (Suggested time:  45 minutes)   You MUST answer this question.   Your answer should be approximately 250 to 300 words in length.   You MUST write in Standard English.   Write your answer on the RULED PAGES provided, pages 20-21.  You are expected to write within the word limit.   In your answer you will be assessed…

CSEC English A Section B Question 2 – Sample Business Letter

No 67 Happy View, St James.   October 12, 2014.   The Manager, The Fair Trade Commission, Green Hill, Barbados. Dear Sir/Madam, I write to complain against Best Line Supermarkets from which I purchased a box of cereal on October 10, 2014.  I have two areas of concern: the treatment I received, and the quality of the product. The item…

Sample Section A of the 2018 CSEC English A Exam

Section A of the 2018 CSEC English A Exam SECTION A   (Suggested time: 40 minutes)   You MUST answer this question.   Write your answer on the RULED PAGES provided, pages 4 and 5.  There may be more space than you need.   1. Read the following article on tattoos carefully and list FIVE MAIN points discussed, then write a summary of…