GRAYDON SEALY SECONDARY SCHOOL
GENERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Guidelines for the Completion of Caribbean History SBA ❖ Please note that the guidelines that follow are to assist you; therefore, they should be followed. However, if you are
about anything pertaining to what you have to
do, it is
responsibility to seek the necessary assistance from your subject teacher.
CXC Caribbean History Examination Outline
The CXC History Paper consists of three parts:
1. Paper 1 Multiple Choice (Questions will be chosen from the Core)
2. Paper 2 – Essay Type Questions (2 Questions will be set on the NINE
are required to
ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS, ONE FROM THE THREE
THEMES YOU WILL DO IN CLASS)
3. Paper 3 School Based Assignment (This will be based on the Core or one of the
Themes being studied)
The THREE THEMES that will be covered in class are: Section A
❖ Theme 3 — Resistance and Revolt
❖ Theme 4 — Metropolitan movements towards Emancipation.
❖ Theme 7 — The United States in Caribbean 17761985.
❖ The SBA component of this examination is crucial. If you fail to submit a SBA, you will fail the entire examination. The SBA component is worth 20% of the overall examination mark.
Your SBA should be formatted to meet the standard of the APA (American Psychological Association). The APA style governs how one cites the sources they used to gather information (books, internet….), the font size, and line spacing etc……. Hence, your SBA should have:
❖ A Cover Page. This should have:
Name of Examination
b. The Topic
c. Your Name,
d. Your CXC Candidate Number e. The name of your School f. The School CXC Code ❖ Table of Contents with page numbers
❖ Appendix (Where necessary)
❖ Font Size
❖ Font Style
Times New Roman
❖ Line Spacing
❖ Length of SBA12001500 words
This does not include Bibliography, diagrams,
pictures, or Tables or Charts.
When starting your CXC Caribbean History SBA you will need to: 1. Select a topic.
2. Complete the
Research Proposal Form
which will be given to you.
3. Research the topic and select the appropriate books or resources to use.
This is the act of using a person’s work or idea and claiming it as your own.
How to avoid plagiarism?
Plagiarism may be avoided by giving credit to a person or persons when you use their work or idea. This can be done by using
, and also,
Using Intext Citation/Referencing
❖ Direct Quotation
When directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the
author/s, year of publication, and the page number for the reference. You could start your quotation with a signal phrase, eg. According to, as stated by… Eg
According to Claypole & Robottom (2009), "There was a good market for sugar in Europe, especially in the towns. Most fruits were cropped between July and September. For the rest of the year, they were eaten as jam or preserved in sugar." (p. 70).
Eg. 2 Claypole & Robottom (2009) stated that "the beer and ale that was drunk everywhere was brewed with the help of sugar." (p. 70). NB
. If you don’t use the author’s name in the signal phrase, you should reference it like this: The author (
They) stated, "for the most part, the only source of sugar came from bees” (Claypole & Robottom, 2009, p. 70).
When paraphrasing an idea from another work, you
only have to make reference to the author and year of publication in your in your essay (intext reference).
Eg. Claypole & Robottom (2009) noted that there was a good market for sugar in ...
Brizee, A. (2010, May 5).The Appearance of the Arawaks. Retrieved from
● Caribbean History Book1, 2009
● The Caribbean Experience, 1982
, 1991) (Greenwod, Robert)
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