Literature-In-English Paper 3, Nov/Dec. 2014  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
General Comments

Candidates' Weakness

The Chief Examiners reported the following as some of the weaknesses of the candidates:

  • Poor knowledge of literary appreciation.
  • Inability to write good English.
  • Poor and illegible handwriting.
  • Writing of Irrelevancies.


To remedy the observed weaknesses, the Chief Examiners suggested that:

  • Candidates should buy and read the set texts.
  • Candidates should be dissuaded from relying solely on summary notes.
  • Candidates should read the questions and make sure they understand what is required of them before answering the questions.
  • Qualified teachers should be employed to teach Literature-In-English.
  • Teachers should attend workshops and seminars occasionally to acquaint themselves with the demands of the subject.


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