CSEC Examination Changes-Yes Mathematics has a SBA component from May 2018 onward
CXC - CSEC will be implementing a SBA component for Mathematics beginning September 2016. With that in mind there are some changes to the examination itself as well as to the syllabus. You may download the new syllabus that becomes effective 2018 below. The syllabus has detailed information about the SBA and also contains a sample SBA.
Changes to Mathematics Paper 2
Why Have a SBA?
It is the view of CXC-CSEC that the former syllabus lacked the capacity to effectively demonstrate multiple literacies, unearth independent and critical thinking skills and encourage innovative application of science and technology to problem solving. It is their view that by solving a real world problem and presenting its solution in a project/written form that these other literacies which were not taken care of in the current syllabus will be catered for. CXC-CSEC Mathematics is presently a primarily concept based exam as opposed to other examinations like City&Guilds which are practical and workplace based.
Changes to paper 1
The SBA Outline
1. Project Title
3. Method of Data Collection
4. Presentation of Data
5. Analysis of Data
6. Discussion of Findings
The SBA will be worth 20% of the final grade
There will be an alternate paper 3 for candidates or schools who choose that route
The sample SBA outline can be downloaded below