Cameroon GCE O Level English Language syllabus 2015-2016
The essay will be assessed under:
Content and Organization: The writing will be expected to show relevance to the topic, creativity, logical arrangement of ideas and paragraphing, liveliness and freshness of imagination and progressionfrom the introduction through the development to the conclusion. There should be an appropriate point of view, and a sense of audience.
Expression: The candidate’s writing should reflect a range of skills of expression and appropriate style in relation to the content. Credit will be awarded for positive qualities such as clarity, coherence, adequacy, range and aptness of vocabulary, judicious and imaginative use of figurative language and ability to suit tone to the reader and purpose.
Accuracy: Candidates will be expected to write accurately, without lapse in syntax and sentence structure. Common words should be spelt correctly and punctuation should contribute to the sense, rather than impede it. Although quality is more important than quantity the composition should not be less than 450 words in length. There will be a proportionate deduction of marks if the composition is shorter than this.
c. Expository and discursive.
e. Letter writing; formal letters; informal letters.
f. Open-ended (one-word).
g. Reacting to visual stimuli: Pictures, cartoons, etc.
h. should be trained to use the name and address provided to conceal their identity.
i. must suit their style and point of view to the reader and kind of writing
j. must not use obscene language.