CARIBBEAN SECONDARY CERTIFICATE
SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT
NAME OF CANDIDATE: CANDACY MENTORE
SCHOOL: ACADEMY OF APEX EDUCATION
CENTRE NUMBER: 090123
TEACHER: MISS MIEHELLE JAGMOHAM
TABLE OF CONTENTS
REASON FOR SELECTING AREA OF RESEARCH
METHOD OF INVESTIGATION
INSTRUMENT USED TO COLLECT DATA
PROCEDURES USED TO COLLECT DATA
PRESENTATION AND EXPLANTATION OF DATA
ANAYLSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
This School Based Assessment (S.B.A) would not have been
completed or concludedwithout the obligationand the mutual
support of a few number of persons whom the researcher
wishes to acknowledge.
Firstly the researcher wishes to thank all family members for
understandingand cooperation with her also for released her
from householdchores and assistance psychologically and
Secondly the researcher wishes to thank residents of the
small villageparadise, for responding and also took time off
from their occupied schedule of the assistance in fillingout the
questionnaire,which was the most important part of the
School Based Assessment.
Finallythe researcher would like to pass out a special thanks
to her subject teacher who guided her in every step until at the
conclusionof this School Based Assessment.
This School Based Assessment is concludedwith the intention
of examining or investigationof the failure of marriages.
This research will be carry out in the small area called
Paradise. Paradise is one of the small village located on the East
Coast Demerara, it has approximatelythree hundred fifty (350)
household.Paradise has been considered to be a residential
area of its residents is at a lower level of both social and
economic backgrounds. Paradise also has a mix ethnic y
population itis within forty-five (45) minutes from the capital
The reason why this community was chosen is that the
researcher lives at the community and the researcher has a
middle class standard of livingand also her parents are very
well known to the residents of the Paradise which means that
data collectionwould not be difficult to record, failure of
marriages hasbe increased and needs immediate attentionto
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
What are the major effects of marriage? What are the causes of
REASON FOR SELECTING AREA OF RESEACH
1. Paradise is one of the major communities that failure of
marriage occurs and are effecting or affecting the homes
2. The researcher notices that alcoholand drug addictionare
the two main causes of failure of marriage in paradise.
3. The divorce rate are rising up so rapid in this small area
which is not healthyfor a goods standard of marriage.
4. As for the child/childrenof a divorced family are being so
effective their youthful mind.
METHOD OF INVESTIGATION
Questionnairerefers to a set of questions on a form, submitted
for replies that can be used to analyze for valuable
information’sor in order to collect statistical information.
This questionnairerefers to a part of collectingdata and has a
number of advantages;
1. It necessitates a good amount of the for you to completed
2. All questions expected to have an answer to it.
3. Signatures of yours are not necessary of this
4. Residents are expected to answer questionswith kindness,
honesty and also loyalty.
INSTRUMENTS USED TO COLLECT DATA
Academy of Apex Education
22 Atlantic Gardens
East Coast Demerara
REF: A SURVEY ON WHAT ARE THE MAJOR
CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THE FAILURE OF MARRIAGE.
On behalf of the researcher who is a grade
eleven (11) student of the above mention school, who is
preparing to write the Caribbeansecondary examination
certificate in the month of May-June 2015.
As this is the essential part of the social-studies examination,
the researcher has been accommodatedor obliges to regulate
a survey on a social problem that is at a high level of influence
to her community. The researcher hasdistinct to address and
identify the issues of the failure of marriage or divorced.
As it is a considerationof the researcher to seek your
indolenceand cooperationin filling out this questionnairein
honesty and to the best of your skillsand ability.Please note
that all informationthat was given would be kept strictly
This questionnairecould be answer simple thick or short
answers where is necessary.
Thank you in participationof your kind and lovinghelp.
2. Age Range
4. Marital states
6. How long are you a resident of this community?
Under 1 year
7. What marriage can be defined as
When two person living together
It is a proposal
Legal union that contain a certificate
8. What is the most common marriage that occurs in the
20. What is the major cause of marriage?
20. Is divorce a common conclusion to marriage in your
11. What is the major effect of divorce to children?
Childrensubstantiallyare incarcerated to commit crime
Suffer from psychologicaldistress
12. What is the most common cause of failure in marriage at
13. Which of the following is more that teenager from divorce
family more likely engaged in?
Engaged in sexual intercourse
Engaged in drugs
Engaged in crimes
Engaged in abusiveactivities
14. Which of the individualsuffer the most after being divorce?
15. The men who faces divorce which of the followingeffect
They lose their sense of identity
Paternal instinct is challenged
They usuallydon’t allow themselves to grieve properly
16. How is it that parents who are single parenting cope with
the children and also remained, do you think any of the
following affected the child/children?
17. What is the main role of socializationthe spouse should
share with each other?
Love, affection and attention
Be at each other sides
18. What is one possible solutiondo you think can reduce
19. Which of the following can reduce divorced rate?
Resolving the cause of divorce
Increase of domestic violence
20. When married couple divorce does they remarried?
The topic that the researcher selected of the school based
assessment (s.b.a) is marriage. Then the researcher had
constructed a questionnaireof twenty (20) questionsto submit
to the subject teacher to checked and corrected. After the
questionnairewas submitted and done correction the
researcher then typed out one and made twenty (20) copies in
order for distribution.
The time which the researcher distributed the questionnaires
to the residents was around 05:00pm to 06:30pm of January
2015. There was five streets within the small villagewhich
the researcher had shared four questionnairesto one street
two on the left side and two to the right side to two males and
two females for each street. The respondents that were
selected were from the age of fifteen to fifty. The researcher
had given the residents seven days to fill up the questionnaires
which were 22th
, January 2015. After this was successfully
finished the questionnairewas then submitted to the subject
teacher once again for correction then when correction was
made the researcher used questionnaireswas gathered to
compile a report.
PRESENTATION AND EXPLANATION OF DATA
Question 7 which of the following marriage can define as?
Pie chart shows how much respondents defined marriage as in
paradise. It can be seen that 30% defined it is a vow, 25%
defined it as when two person living together, 25% defined it as
when two person living
it is a legal proposal
a legal union that contain
OPTION NO.OF RESPONSE % OF RESPONSE
A VOW 6 30%
When two person
It is a legal proposal 5 25%
contain a certificate
Total 20 100%
a legal proposal and 20% defined marriage as a legal unionthat
contain a certificate.
Question 12 what are the most causes of failure of marriage in
OPTION NO.OF RESPONSE % OF RESPONSE
Domestic violence 4 20%
Drug abuse 6 30%
Infertility 3 15%
Financialproblems 7 35%
TOTAL 20 100
Fig 2 shows the number of response that is the most causes of
failure of marriage in paradise. It can be seen that financial
problem has 30% which is the highest then drug abuse with
30% followed by domestic violence20% and infertility has 15%
which is the least cause of failure of marriage in paradise.
% OF RESPONSE
Question 17 what is the main role of socializationthe spouse
should share with each other.
OPTION NO.OF RESPONSE % OF RESPONSE
Love , affection and
Respect 5 25%
Adour partners 4 20%
Be at each other
TOTAL 2O 100%
Figure three shows the percentage of the main socialization.
Love, affection and attentionhave 30%, respect has 25% also
% OF RESPONSE
be at each other side has 25% and Adourhas 20% of
socialization.These graphs give you a good view of what is the
problem of failure marriage in order for us to think allthe
possible solution which can be used to reduce divorce rate in
this small area called paradise.
ANALYZING AND INTERPETATION OF DATA
The researcher knows that is part of this school based
assessment (s.b.a) or report is a very important part which
actuallycarried 20% of the marks overall. Firstly the researcher
used the questionnairethat was distributed to the residents of
the small villagecalled paradise which had important
informationof marriage, the causes effects and even possible
solutionfor failure marriage also even which type of marriage
mostly occur in the community. Questionnaires was distributed
to five males and fifteen to the females but the researcher
noticed that all five of the males had been able to filled and
returned the questionnaireswhereas allfifteen of the females
didn’t twelve had returned out of fifteen. The researcher also
recognized that majority of the residents was at the age
between twenty to forty-five years old (20-45), whereas the
residents who had been able to response to the questionnaire
was living in the small village for five years and even over,
which the researcher had a greater advantagebecause they
were experience residents.
The three questionsthat had chosen for the presentationof
data were randomly checked and were set appropriately.The
first question was what can define as marriage? The researcher
gave four optionswhich are a vow, when two persons living
together, it is a legal proposal and a legal unionthat containa
certificate. The researcher noticed that most residents had
chosen the first optionwhich is a vow, the researcher realized
that what the residents trying to simplify is that when you make
a vow your responsibilityis to honor and keep it between the
persons actually this kind of vow is one that includes god it is a
promise that you made their and you’re not supposed to let go
until death do us part. When two people made that kind of vow
it is no matter allthe dangerouspath while it is rough or
smooth you need to go through, marriage life has steps to go
through, this is why the researcher thought why the residents
chosen this optionthe most.
The second questionwas what are the most causes of failure of
marriage in paradise? Also this questionhad four optionsto
choose, the researcher thought that domestic violencewould
have been the most cause but according to the report it was
financial problem, there are two ways which the married
couple can solve this problem which is either increase income
or decrease expenses. They can increase their income by
working together and be able to take responsibilitiesthey
should without causing misunderstanding or argument within
the family, however they can decrease expenses by shopping
for much lower qualitybut strong materials, avoidbuying
The third question was what is the main role of socializationthe
spouse should share with each other? The optionswere love,
affection and attention,respect, Adour partners and be at each
other side. Most residents choose the first optionswhich were
aggressive. The researcher recognized that most married
couple does not play that role within the family and they need
even couples might be busy with their working schedule
without these the relationshipwill not last for long. The
community paradise have a lot of single parent family and
sibling householdwhereas a few of nuclearfamily which is not
a good life standard these single parent family and sibling
householdcan hampered the mind of the youthsin paradise
these type of family have a great disadvantageof the nuclear
The researcher observed that during the investigation of this
problem for failure marriage is that one of the main cause was
financialproblemsand this does only occur in the community
paradise but also the country or around the world and the
couples doesn’t know how to deal with is matter and due to
these situationsthe government should be able organize
special counseling for the families. Secondly the researcher
noticed that when fathers are single parents the faces some of
the horrible consequences more than the mothers when the
mother walk out on the family the husbandfeels frustrated and
this even can lead to being abusive to the child/childrenwhich
can also lead to much bigger situation.Thirdly is that divorce
rate is getting more higher each year which isn’t supposed to
happenif married couples lived together for five years it is a lot
most peopleget divorce this is terrible for the humanitylives,
they made a vow and didn’t kept and this happensall around
the world, the governments should respect this type of life and
find possible solutionto reduce the rated of divorce and save
the marriages withinthe countries.
RECOMMENDATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
The major causes of failure marriage are financialproblems,
communicationproblems and also abuse problemsthat mostly
occur in the community.
The researcher observed the effects of failure of marriages are
depression and challengeof paternalinstinct and even this can
hamper the childrenof broken marriages from be educated.
These failures of marriages shouldnot be at a high rate or it
should not be increasing rapidlyevery year. In other to solve
these issues I would do the possible solution of the following
Acknowledge that one partner maybe the saver and the
other the spender understand that both partners have
benefits also agree to learn from each other tendencies
and never hide income or debt.
Being abuse in any way to avoid this you can seek
counseling associationsand try to communicate with
partners in a loving way.
This school based assessment had be successfully
completed with the help and explanationthe subject
teacher and he support of the residents also from the
researcher family members.
Name of book: modules in social-studies
Author: rampersaud ramsawak & ralph r. umraw
Internet: social-studies school based assessment sample
Soft copy of a social-studies school based assessment
ABUSE - to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way.
AFFECTION - a tender feeling toward another.
CRIME - an act committed or omitted in violation of a law
forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is
imposed upon conviction.
DIVORCE – the legal dissolution of a marriage.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – acts of violence against a member
of one’s immediate family, especially in homes.
HONOR – high respect, as that shown reputation,
INFERTILITY – the persistent inability to conceive a child.
ISLAM – a monotheistic religion characterized by the
acceptance the doctrine of submission to god and to
Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of god.
LEGAL – recognized or enforced by law rather by equity.
MARRIAGE – a legal union or contract made by a man
and woman to live as husband and wife.
RELIGIOUS – having or showing belief in and reverence
for god or a deity.
SOCIALIZATION – the modification from infancy of an
individual’sbehaviourto conform to the demand of social
PSYCHOLOGICAL – relating to the mind or mental activity.