Saturday, 9 July 2016

CSEC ENGLISH SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT (SBA) OUTLINED

 Paper 031,  School-Based Assessment –  (SBA – 21% of Total Assessment)  

One  SBA will be required to complete both aspects of the English Syllabus: English A and English B. 

A student who does English A only OR English B only OR English A and B will be required to submit ONLY one SBA.  The SBA will be credited for both English A and B. 

The SBA is expected to be done by each student working as an individual, and as a member of a small group approved by the teacher where:   

1. individual refers to each student, who has responsibility for his/her own portfolio;   

2. group refers to 4 – 5 students sharing a general topic, who work together to discuss and solve problems, explain ideas, learn from peers, improve oral skills, and practise social skills and leadership roles.    

The marks assigned to a student will consist of:   

1. his/her individual mark (Plan of Investigation, Oral Presentation, Reflection, Participation Measure);   

2. the mark assigned to the group ( Quality of Group Behaviour, Written Report).   

PORTFOLIO  

Each student will create a Portfolio on an issue/topic/theme/event selected by the students in the group and approved by the teacher.  The issue/topic/theme/event will also be orally presented.  The issue/topic/theme/event selected should allow for meaningful research and presentation.   

The Portfolio should include the following:  

1. PLAN OF INVESTIGATION:

An introduction to the issue/topic/theme/event (A satisfactory response should be no more than 100 words).  

(a) Why did you choose this issue/topic/theme/event? 

(b) What are the expected benefits to you as a student of English? 

(c) How do you intend to collect relevant information on your issue/topic/theme/event and use this in your presentation?  

2. PARTICIPATION MEASURE – A measure of the candidate’s individual participation assessed by self and teacher.  

3. INDICATORS OF GROUP ACTIVITY :

A minimum of THREE pieces of material, for example, print, audio, visual media must be collected and presented in the Portfolio and should address the issue/topic/theme/event selected.  

One of the three pieces must be print.  

These pieces will form the basis for the process of enquiry and group work activities (cognitive, psychomotor, affective) in which students will become aware of and practise English language skills.  

4. REFLECTION :

THREE entries in which the student reflects on the issue/topic/ theme/ event selected should be completed.

In the first entry the student must indicate how each piece of material helped to shape his or her thinking about the issue/topic/ theme/event. 

The second entry should discuss the use of language in the material selected and the third entry should state how the process of doing the SBA helped the student to become a better person.

The reflection should be written in class under the teacher’s supervision.   

5. WRITTEN REPORT:

A written report of the investigation should be a summary of the processes, procedures and outcomes of the research. 

It should include the material collected, reasons for selection and analysis of the material. 

A satisfactory report should be about 250300 words in total.  

6. ORAL PRESENTATION:

A personal response related to issue/topic/ theme/ event should be delivered orally in 3 to 5 minutes.  

The oral presentation should be delivered predominately in standard English and in a genre of the student’s choosing, for example, drama, poetry, prose, role play, speech, argument, exposition.  

The student should deliver a brief overview of the presentation including the genre chosen, the sources used and a comment on the kind of language used. 

A brief plan of the Oral Presentation must be submitted in the Portfolio. 


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32 comments:

Caywama Edwards said...

Hello. For such a new venture, I have not found any sample to guide us with the SBA. Do you know if there will be any or can you suggest an additional resource that would be able to help in this area?

Caywama Edwards said...

Hello. For such a new venture, I have not found any sample to guide us with the SBA. Do you know if there will be any or can you suggest an additional resource that would be able to help in this area?

Antoinette Blair said...

Hi Caywanna,

I am in the process of trying to find a sample of the SBA. I will try and post something on the topic very soon.

Antoinette Blair said...

Hi Caywanna,

I am in the process of trying to find a sample of the SBA. I will try and post something on the topic very soon.

Caywama Edwards said...

Thank you so much for your quick response. I do hope that you will be able to find it. Do have a blessed day.

Caywama Edwards said...

Thank you so much for your quick response. I do hope that you will be able to find it. Do have a blessed day.

Meli Burnett said...

Will students need to do questionnaires as part of the investigation?

Antoinette Blair said...

I have written a breakdown of the csec English A SBA. Here is the link: http://csecenglishmadeeasy.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-breakdown-of-csec-english-sba.html

This post should answer all your questions.

Kimberly Byng said...

Thank you for this. I have a small literature class with just 3 students. Can a group comprise just 3 students? Can students do the same topic for their individual assignment? Can the topic be the same for individual and group?

Antoinette Blair said...

Hello Kimberly,

Here is a breakdown of of the SBA: http://csecenglishmadeeasy.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-breakdown-of-csec-english-sba.html

Kimberly Byng said...

Thank you again- I'm still wondering if an allowance would be made for a small class of three students although the group size stipulated 4-6 students. Your resources are very helpful - thanks

Anonymous said...

Your resources are very helpful. I wanted some explanation on the reflections. Is this correct?..... In the first entry the student must indicate how each piece of material helped to shape his or her thinking about the issue/topic/ theme/event.

The second entry should discuss the use of language in the material selected and the third entry should state how the process of doing the SBA helped the student to become a better person.

The reflection should be written in class under the teacher’s supervision.

Thanks a lot for your assistance.

Antoinette Blair said...

Based on a webinar that was conducted by CSEC Examiners that was the format that was presented for the reflection. I is a breakdown based on the webinar:Here is a breakdown of of the SBA: http://csecenglishmadeeasy.blogspot.com/2016/10/a-breakdown-of-csec-english-sba.html
I how you find this helpful.

Antoinette Blair said...

@KimberlyByng I completely forgot to mention that students who are not in the regular school system can do a third paper. However, I am not sure if it applies to your situation. I would advise you to class the CSEC office where you are located and query the matter.

Unknown said...

hi

M.V said...

I am yet to understand how this English SBA is going to make a students work load any easier😑
Just extra work. Useless work.

Anonymous said...

I need help my topic is technology

Antoinette Blair said...

Please send me an email @csecenglishclass@gmail.com

Kimberly Byng said...

So. I was unsure as to how the group topic relates to the individual topic. I was told that the group should be looking at the same theme but individuals would research different aspects of the theme. EG: Group Theme: Racial discrimination. Group member 1: racial discrimination in literature. Group member 2: How students view RD. Student 3- causes of RD, and so on. I hope I'm on the right track

Anonymous said...

Good day. Would students who are not in the formal school setting and who will be sitting their English A examination in January, be required to complete the English SBA?

Anonymous said...

Each reflection will consist of three paragraphs focusing on the three artifacts or one paragraph focusing on all three artifacts at the same time?

Antoinette Blair said...

Check out this post for the answer to your question: https://csecenglishmadeeasy.blogspot.com/2017/03/lets-talk-about-csec-english-b.html

Preana Chichester said...

Hi Good afternoon can you pleas help me,I am doing domestic violence.

Unknown said...

hello can we like get so help on this pacific issue i am doing teenage pregnancy

Anonymous said...

this was helpful, though i expected a sample. thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Can you please do a samble sba so we know what we are expected to write?

Antoinette Blair said...

Thanks for your comments. I hope to be able to inform you about a sample in the near future.

Rohan lall said...

i think we should at least have a sample type of this SBA

Anonymous said...

I find the english sba to be a great input on us , the students lives, since we'll have to go out of our comfort zone. But I, a student, don't know how to go out of my comfort zone with this project, therefore i am asking kindly as a student of English to please assist me in any way you possibly can.

Anonymous said...

hey.im doing teenage pregnancy and i am also seeking a better sample on the topic. however, i wrote my plan of investigation and my teacher told me it was not good enough. so i am kindly asking for another sample on teenage pregnancy. and i was told to get the impacts on the family and i seem to cant find anything on the net about it. so can i change my subheading if that's possible?

Shanice Hackett said...

I need serious help in my English SBA reflection 1 & 2. Plz iam currently in Grade 10

Britania Allen said...

Hello I really need help I'm doing social media. And I'm having a warm time with the reflection and also gathering the sources.

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