CAPE Literatures In English

Topics: Literature, Caribbean Examinations Council, Poetry Pages: 140 (26563 words) Published: November 30, 2014
CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination®

CAPE®

LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
SYLLABUS
Effective for examinations from May-June 2012

CXC A15/U2/10

Published by the Caribbean Examinations Council
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CXC A15/U2/10

Contents
RATIONALE ..................................................................................................................................... 1 AIMS.................................................................................................................................................. 1 AREAS OF STUDY .......................................................................................................................... 2 GENERAL OBJECTIVES ................................................................................................................. 2 SKILLS AND ABILITIES TO BE ASSESSED ................................................................................ 3 PRE-REQUISITES OF THE SYLLABUS ........................................................................................ 4 STRUCTURE OF THE SYLLABUS ................................................................................................ 4 APPROACHES TO TEACHING THE SYLLABUS ........................................................................ 4 RESOURCES..................................................................................................................................... 5 UNIT 1 AND UNIT 2

MODULE 1: DRAMA.................................................................................................................. 6 MODULE 2: POETRY ................................................................................................................. 12 MODULE 3: PROSE FICTION ................................................................................................... 17 PRESCRIBED TEXTS – UNIT 1 ...................................................................................................... 20 PRESCRIBED TEXTS – UNIT 2 ...................................................................................................... 23 OUTLINE OF ASSESSMENT .......................................................................................................... 24 REGULATIONS FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES ........................................................................... 31 REGULATIONS FOR RESIT CANDIDATES ................................................................................. 31 ASSESSMENT GRID ....................................................................................................................... 31 GLOSSARY OF LITERARY CONCEPTS OFTEN USED IN THE LITERATURES IN ENGLISH EXAMINATION ................................................................................................................ 32

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GLOSSARY OF BEHAVIOURAL VERBS USED IN THE LITERATURES IN ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS ............................................................................................................................. 35 APPENDIX 1 – PRESCRIBED POEMS FOR UNIT 1..................................................................... 37 APPENDIX II – PRESCRIBED POEMS FOR UNIT 2 .................................................................... 38

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