French and Spanish

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The French syllabus emphasises the development of the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and the acquisition of knowledge of Francophone culture through the study of selected topics and contemporary writings of relevance to Caribbean society. While the topics have been selected to provide knowledge and understanding of issues pertinent to Caribbean people in a global context, emphasis will be on language competence rather than on detailed technical knowledge.

In developing this syllabus, care has been taken to ensure that it meets the knowledge, understanding and skill requirements common to post-secondary syllabuses in Modern Languages. Completion of this syllabus provides a foundation for further studies and development for the world of work. This approach reflects an awareness of our regional context and is geared specifically to students learning Modern Languages in the Caribbean as part of the international community.

The syllabus consists of two Units each containing three Modules.

UNIT 1: LA FAMILLE, LA SOCIÉTÉ ET L’ENVIRONNEMENT

Module 1: L’individu, la famille et la vie journalière

Module 2: La société et les affaires sociales

Module 3: L’environnement

UNIT 2: L’ACTUALITÉ, LA TECHNOLOGIE ET L’ÉCONOMIE

Module 1: L’actualité

Module 2: La science et la technologie

Module 3: L’industrie et l’économie

French Unit 1 and Unit 2

 

Spanish Unit 1 and Unit 2

 

 

 

 

 

Syllabuses

The syllabus development procedures adopted by the Council are based on the Council's firm belief that there should exist a close relationship between the schools' curriculum and the examinations. Syllabuses are therefore formulated by Panels of subject specialists drawn from those groups responsible for the design and the implementation of curriculum - classroom teachers, members of regional universities and other tertiary institutions and members of curriculum and testing units of Ministries of Education.

During the period of formulation of a syllabus, there is wide-ranging consultation involving teachers, interested organizations and groups in the participating territories. The draft syllabuses are circulated widely for comments. The draft syllabuses and the comments are then considered by a Sub-committee of the School Examinations Committee (SUBSEC), the members of which represent the teaching profession, the Ministries of Education and regional universities. The revised draft is then submitted to the School Examinations Committee (SEC) for its consideration and approval. Finally, the recommended syllabuses are submitted to the Council for its consideration and approval.

Syllabus Statement

The syllabus statement is set out in terms of general objectives and specific objectives, the latter indicating the knowledge and skills to be tested and reported as profiles. Also included in the statement is the format of the examination. Syllabuses in which there is a School-Based Assessment (SBA) component include a Teacher's Guide which identifies the demands and sets out in detail, the procedures for assessment.

Ordering Syllabuses and Resource Materials

Syllabuses and resource materials for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) are available for sale from the CXC Offices in Jamaica and Barbados. The materials can be requested by completing the order forms (CAPE, CSEC) and sending it to the Jamaica Office. The total cost which would include shipping and handling would be sent to you by mail or courier. On receipt of a bank draft from you, the materials would be despatched by courier or post. Please note, discounts are given for bulk purchases.

Resource material and syllabuses are also available at the following locations:

The Map Shop
St John’s
Antigua

Grenada’s Teachers’ School Supplies
St Georges
Grenada

NATO’s Bookstore
Castries
St Lucia

St. Vincent Union of Teachers Co-operative Credit Union Ltd Bookstore
Kingstown
St Vincent

Austin’s Book Services
190 Church Street
Cummingsburg
Georgetown
Guyana

Pages Bookstore
Main and Bacclet Street
Scarborough
Tobago

French Unit 1

Module 1:         L’individu, la famille et la vie journalière

Module 2:         La sociétéet les affaires sociales

Module 3:         L’environnement

French Unit 2

Module 1:         L’actualité

Module 2:         La science et la technologie

Module 3:         L’industrie, le commerce et l’économie

Spanish Unit 1

Module 1:         El individuo, la familia y la vida diaria

Module 2:         La sociedad y los asuntos sociales

Module 3:         El medio ambiente

Spanish Unit 2

Module 1:         Las actualidades

Module 2:         La ciencia y la tecnologia

Module 3:         La industria, el comercio y los asuntos económicos

Examples of Responses to Questions in the Examinations
In keeping with our drive here at CXC to enhance the support provided to candidates who are preparing to write our examinations, we are displaying on our website exemplars of candidates’ responses to examination questions. These are authentic, unedited responses. They are presented in the candidates’ own handwriting, accompanied by comments from the Examination Committee that indicate the Committee’s judgement of the quality of the responses and the justification for arriving at that judgement.
This is a pilot effort, covering only selected subjects. We at CXC welcome your feedback on how useful you find this information to be and, in particular, how we can improve on the provision of such information. Your comments will contribute to the future expansion and refinement of this material.

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French (2011)

Unit 1

Unit 2

Spanish (2011)

Unit 1

Unit 2

 

French (2012)

Unit 1

Spanish (2012)

 

Unit 2

The syllabus emphasises the development of the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and the acquisition of knowledge of Hispanic culture through the study of selected topics and contemporary writings of relevance to Caribbean society. Students develop multiple literacies and independent and critical thinking in the context of foreign language learning and in keeping with the UNESCO Pillars of Learning. While the topics have been selected to provide knowledge and understanding of issues pertinent to Caribbean people in a global context, emphasis will be on language competence rather than on detailed technical knowledge.

In developing this syllabus, care has been taken to ensure that it meets the knowledge, understanding and skill requirements common to post-secondary syllabuses in Modern Languages. Completion of this syllabus provides a foundation for further studies and development for the world of work. This approach reflects an awareness of our regional context and is geared specifically to students learning Modern Languages in the Caribbean as part of the international community.

The syllabus consists of two Units each containing three Modules.

UNIT 1: LA FAMILIA, LA SOCIEDAD Y EL MEDIO AMBIENTE

Module 1: El individuo, la familia y la vida diaria

Module 2: La sociedad y los asuntos sociales

Module 3: El medio ambiente

UNIT 2: LAS ACTUALIDADES, LA TECNOLOGÍA Y LA ECONOMÍA

Module 1: Las actualidades

Module 2: La ciencia y la tecnología

Module 3: La industria y los asuntos económicos