CSEC Geography

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CARIBBEAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate

CSEC

®

GEOGRAPHY
SYLLABUS
Effective for examinations from May/June 2007
Including 2009 amendments

CXC 02/G/SYLL 05

Published by the Caribbean Examinations Council.
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Contents
RATIONALE...........................................................................................................................................................1 AIMS ........................................................................................................................................................................1 GENERAL OBJECTIVES ......................................................................................................................................2 ORGANISATION OF THE SYLLABUS ..............................................................................................................2 APPROACHES TO TEACHING THE SYLLABUS ............................................................................................ 2 SUGGESTED TIME-TABLE ALLOCATION .....................................................................................................4 CERTIFICATION ..................................................................................................................................................4 DEFINITION OF PROFILE DIMENSIONS ........................................................................................................4 FORMAT OF THE EXAMINATIONS .................................................................................................................5 STUDY AREAS OF THE SYLLABUS ..................................................................................................................9 SECTION I - MAP READING AND FIELD STUDY .........................................................................................10 SECTION II - NATURAL SYSTEMS ...................................................................................................................12 SECTION III - HUMAN SYSTEMS .....................................................................................................................16 SECTION IV - HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS......................................................................................19 SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT.........................................................................................................................21 RESOURCES ..........................................................................................................................................................33 APPENDIX – EXAMPLE OF A COMPLETED STRATEGY SHEET ................................................................ 36

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The Geography Syllabus (CXC 02/0/SYLL 98) was revised in 2005 for first examinations in 2007.
Teaching is expected to commence on the revised syllabus in September 2005. The amendments to the syllabus are indicated by italics.

Please check the website, www.cxc.org for updates on CXC’s syllabuses.

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Geography Syllabus
◆ RATIONALE
Geography is concerned with spatial expression, human and natural systems and the interrelationships between them. It facilitates an understanding of both the issues emerging from human exploitation of...
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