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Examples of Responses to Questions in the 2011 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.
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The Mathematics syllabus explains general and unifying concepts that facilitate the study of Mathematics as a coherent subject rather than as a set of unrelated topics.

The syllabus seeks to provide for the needs of specific mathematical techniques in the future careers of students, for example, in agriculture and in commercial and technical fields. By the end of the normal secondary school course, students should appreciate that the various branches of Mathematics are not rigidly segregated and that the approach to the solution of any problem is not necessarily unique.

The syllabus is arranged in ten sections:

Section 1         -           Computation

Section 2         -           Number Theory 

Section 3         -           Consumer Arithmetic

Section 4         -           Sets

Section 5         -           Measurement

Section 6         -           Statistics

Section 7         -           Algebra

Section 8         -           Relations, Functions and Graphs

Section 9         -           Geometry and Trigonometry

Section 10       -           Vectors and Matrices