Arabic Language Form Four Examination Format (CSEE) By Necta
Arabic Language Examination Format for Certificate of Secondary Education Examination(CSEE).
The 2008 Arabic Language Examination Format replaces that of 1996. Since there has been no change in the syllabus to date, this Examination Format brings forth no difference in terms of the examination content. What has been done in this revised format is clarification of the objectives of examining the subject at CSEE level, organizing and rearranging the sections of the examination paper.
- 2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The examination will measure the candidate’s ability to:
- Read and comprehend texts written in the Arabic Language.
- Summarise texts written in the Arabic language.
- Apply correctly the Arabic grammar.
- Write correct Arabic composition using given titles.
- GENERAL COMPETENCES
The objectives of examining the Arabic Language at CSEE level are to measure the candidates’ ability to:
- Read for comprehension on the Arabic Language.
- Write a summary of a given Arabic text.
- Distinguish between correct and incorrect grammatical forms and use grammatical rules in context.
- Write composition in the Arabic Language communicatively.
- Give written literary responses from a given set of literary readings.
- EXAMINATION RUBRIC
The Arabic Language examination at CSEE shall comprise one (1) paper. The duration of the examination will be three (3) hours. The paper will consist of 14 questions in sections A, B, C and D.
- SECTION A
A reading text will be given and under which 10 multiple- choice items shall be set. There will be a summary question on part or the whole text read. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions under this section. This section will carry 20Percentage of the total marks.
- SECTION B
Seven grammar questions shall be set. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions under this section. The section will carry 40 marks.
- SECTION C
The candidates will be required to produce a written composition on topics of conventional essay, letter writing and article for a newspaper. The required length of the composition will be about three hundred and fifty words (350). Candidates will be required to answer only one question out of the three questions. This section will carry 20 marks.
- SECTION D
The candidates will be examined on their ‘positive’ responses on the prescribed set of books. Three (3) questions shall be set and the candidates will be required to answer one (1) question. This section will carry 20 marks.
- EXAMINATION CONTENT
- Comprehension and summary
- Response to literary reading of prescribed set of books