Paper 02 – Essay Questions
This paper consisted of four (4) sections — A, B, C and D. * Section A focused on Module 1, Caribbean Society and Culture, and contained two questions. Candidates were required to choose one question from this Section.
* Section B, which focused on Module 2, Issues in Caribbean development, had two questions. Candidates were required to do one question from this Section.
* Section C, which focused on Module 1, Caribbean Society and Culture, had two questions. Candidates were required to do one question from this section.
* Section D, which focused on Module 2, Issues in Caribbean Development, had two questions. Candidates were required to do one question from section.
Sections A and B were marked out of 20 and were descriptive essays. Sections C and D were argumentative essays and were marked out of 30. Paper 02 was worth 100 marks.
Module 1 – Caribbean Society and Culture
Most candidates emphasized the social role of the family such as nurturing, caring, providing food and shelter but ignored the wider role of the family and failed to acknowledge the other functions of the family. Also, candidates failed to acknowledge the changes in the family and how this impacts society and culture. Candidates mentioned the popular family types but failed to mention same-sex families as an emerging family type. Some candidates had knowledge of families but could have deepened the discussion by citing examples to bring out the arguments, such as the incidence of crime and illegal drug use within the nuclear and extended families. Some full responses were produced on Hindu and Muslim families, particularly in Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica. A reasonable number of candidates who understood the question scored high marks.
On the whole, this question was fairly well done. Most candidates scored over 10 marks on this question by citing three well-known measures that can be taken to...
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