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LITERATURE IN ENGLISH EXAMINATION FORMAT

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LITERATURE IN ENGLISH EXAMINATION FORMAT

024 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

(For Both School and Private Candidates)

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This examination format is a revised version of the 2008 format issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA).

In this revision, emphasis has been placed on competence-based assessment featuring higher order skills.

However, there are no changes in the examination content.

2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The examination will assess the extent to which the candidate can:

2.1 use the knowledge of theories of literature, literary genres, form and

content in plays, novels, short stories and poetry;

2.2 produce continuous narratives, arguments or pieces of descriptive or informative writing e.g., of a character, plot, a scene, message, or an event;

2.3 analyse critically different issues of literature that are related to everyday life;

2.4 adopt what he or she has learnt in the subject to improve his or her language competence and to further his or her life and education.

3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES

The examination will assess the ability of candidates to:

3.1 recall the meaning of literature as an artistic expression of the people’s culture;

3.2 demonstrate knowledge of style in writing;

3.3 differentiate between form and content in novels, short stories, plays and poetry;

3.4 define literary terms and exemplify literary genres;

3.5 describe the roles of characters in plays, novels and short stories and relate their behaviour and actions to everyday life; and

3.6 differentiate poetry from prose and plays.

4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC

The examination will consist of one (1) paper of three (3) hours. There will be three sections A, B and C with a total of ten (10) questions. Candidates will be required to answer a total of nine (09) questions which will weigh 100 marks.

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<> Section A will comprise two (2) questions. Question one (1) will comprise 10 multiple-choice items. Each item will carry one (1) mark.

Question two (2) will comprise 5 matching items. Each item will carry one (1) mark. The candidates will be required to attempt all the questions in this section.

The section will carry a total of 15 marks.

<> Section B will consist of four (4) short answer questions. Each question will weigh ten (10) marks. Candidates will be required to attempt all the questions.

This section will weigh 40 marks.

<> Section C will consist of four (4) essay-type questions. Each item will weigh 15 marks. Candidates will be required to attempt three (3) questions.

Of these, two (2) will be compulsory and one (1) will be chosen from the two optional questions.

This section will weigh 45 marks.

5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT

5.1 Theories of Literature

5.2 Form and content in a literary work

5.3 Plays (role of characters, audience, message, language and actions from the selected plays).

The list of texts for ‘Plays’ for reference will be:

1. The Lion and the Jewel – Soyinka, W.

2. The Trials of Brother Jero – Soyinka, W.

3. The Dilemma of a Ghost – Aidoo, A.A.

4. The Government Inspector – Gogol, N.

5.4 Novels and short stories—Form and content, characters and5.4 Novels and short stories—Form and content, characters and their role in educating the reader.

The list of ‘Novels’ and ‘Short Stories’ under this section will be:

1. A Walk in the Night and Other Stories – La Guma, A.

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2. Houseboy – Oyono, F.

3. The Old Man and the MedalOyono, F.

4. The Concubine – Amadi, E.

5.5 Poetry—Form and Content in Poetry

The reference for Poetry will be ‘Selected Poems’ compiled by the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) and Growing up with Poetry’ edited by David Rubadiri.

Note: 

Apart from the list of readings mentioned, those texts subsequently approved by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology will be used.

 

 

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