Monday, 5 September 2016

CSEC English A Course Outline 2016


English A Course Outline
Grade 10

Date:                           September-May 2016-2017
Days:
 Teacher/s:                   Miss Blair
No. Of hours:             3hours

Rationale:
This subject is designed to guide students to mastering oral and written language skills through a variety of strategies.

STRUCTURE of the CSEC EXAMINATION



PAPER 01
Duration: 1hour and 30 minutes
PAPER 02
Duration: 2 hours: 45 minutes

This paper consists of sixty multiple choice questions.

All questions are compulsory (must be answered).


Paper 1 is worth 60 marks

This paper consists of SEVEN questions, arranged in three sections

SECTION A: SUMMARY
v  Question 1

SECTION B: EXPOSITORY WRITING
v  Questions 2 and 3: Answer 1 Question

SECTION C: SHORT STORY
v  Questions 4 and 5: Answer 1 Question

SECTION D: ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY
v  Questions 6 and 7: Answer 1 Question

You are expected to answer THREE (3) questions, ONE question from EACH section.

You MUST write in the essay format and develop all responses fully.






PAPER 1

PAPER 2
v Synonyms
v Antonyms
v Sentence Completion
v Equivalent Sentences
v Construction Shift
v Error Recognition
o   Misused/Mixed Metaphors
o   Clichés
o   Redundancy
v Usage
o   Spelling Errors
o   Subject Verb Agreement Errors
o   Punctuation Errors
o   Pluralization Errors
v Comprehension
o   Persuasive Passage
o   Advertisement
o   Narrative Passage
o   Expository Passage
o   Informative Passage
o   Poem
§  Poet
§  Persona
§  Figures of Speech/Figurative Language
ü  Alliteration
ü  Hyperbole
ü  Imagery
ü  Irony
ü  Onomatopoeia
ü  Oxymoron
ü  Paradox
ü  Personification
ü  Pun
ü  Metaphor
ü  Simile

v Summary
o   Identifying Main Ideas
o   Paraphrasing Ideas
o   Combining Ideas
o   Summarizing Passages
o   Summarizing Diagrams
v Comprehension
o   Persuasive Passage
§  Writer’s Tone
§  Writer’s Attitude
§  Writer’s Purpose
§  Irony
§  Sarcasm
o   Narrative Passage
o   Expository Passage
o   Informative Passage
o   Poem
v Letter Writing
o   Business Letter
o   Report Writing
o   Letter to the Editor
v Short Story
o   Character
§  Antagonist
§  Protagonist
o   Point of View
§  Narrator
§  First person Narrator
§  Third Person Narrator
o   Setting
§  Weather
§  Environment
§  Time
o   Plot
o   Conflict
§  Man vs Man
§  Man vs Nature
§  Man vs Himself
§  Man vs Society
o   Climax
o   Theme(s)
o   Resolution


v Persuasive/Argumentative Essay
o   Thesis Statement
o   Five Point Essay

This is the first part of the English A course outline. The complete document can be seen here.


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