S.E.A. 2019 – 2023 Syllabus Changes and Specimen Questions and Solutions

Parents of children preparing to write the 2019 – 2023 SEA examination !

Please ensure that their teachers / private tutors are aware of the syllabus changes and the new examination formats and that your children are being prepared for the exam properly. The links below will take you to the syllabus changes, specimen examination papers for the new SEA 2019+ examinations and many more useful information to ensure the success of your child in the S.E.A. Exam.

This document gives you a listing of the topics that are tested in the exam. You can use it as a checklist. (Topics that were removed from the curriculum can be found at the end of this post.)



These documents are Specimen Papers and solutions released by the Ministry of Education of Trinidad and Tobago.

SEA 2019+ English Language Arts Specimen Paper 1

SEA 2019+ English Language Arts Specimen Paper 1 Answers

SEA 2019+ Mathematics Specimen Paper 1

SEA 2019+ Mathematics Specimen Paper 2019 Answers

SEA 2019+ Mathematics Specimen Paper 2

SEA 2019+ Mathematics Specimen Paper 2 Answers

SEA 2019+ English Language Arts Specimen Paper 2

SEA 2019+ English Language Arts Specimen Paper 2  Answers

2019+ ELA and Creative Writing Exemplars for SEA Exams

ELA Writing Exemplars 2015

SEA ELA 2016 Student’s Resource Booklet 04.04.2016

Standard 5 Mathematics Formula Booklets


This is a link to some more Practice Questions with video solutions.

SEA 2020+ Mathematics Practice Questions by Topic & Video Solutions

Some of our videos can be found on the Ministry of Education’s E-Learning website HERE


Curriculum  Guides 

Curriculum Guides for All Primary School Subjects and Levels (Yes the 2013 Curriculum is for the 2019+ SEA Assessment)

SEA Past Papers

SEA Math and ELA Past Papers 2001 – 2019+ (with Math Solutions Only)

Secondary Schools and Composite scores for entry:

SEA 2017, 2018, 2019 Cut Off Composite Scores


Deleted content from the curriculum for the 2019+ SEA exams:

If you are still having problems to see the images you can download it here in my Google Drive. SEA Deletions & Additions Images to download

SEA 2018 and beyond deletions


lang arts 2019 deletions

feedback report narrativeNarrative Writing rubric1Narrative Writing rubric2

Composite scores


Is homeschooling right for your child?

Homeschooling article by me

full STEAM ahead

*Disclaimer, this website is not affiliated with the MoE of Trinidad and Tobago.


  1. Good day, I had sent in a request for the answers for the ELA past questions. I would still like to have them, if available please. Thank you


  2. This website was very helpful to me . And to top it off all the information is accurate and I recommend everyone use this. Very Helpful

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  3. Hi my daughter is sitting sea ,she is very nervous at exam time an freezes ,she tends to forget everything ,her mind goes blank ,how do I help her over come this fear ? Also I am lookin for a one an one tutor to go over d new syllabus to prepare her for exams any suggestions? Thks

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    1. Hi Suzanna, you need to reassure your daughter that although SEA is important, it is not the end of the world. Most of the times children’s fear for exams is due to the high expectations their parents, friends and other family members have for them.

      Many parents, including tutors who are parents have opted to not let their children write SEA this year. They removed their children from school, started homeschooling them and will let them write SEA next year instead as private candidates. This is possible as long as the child is not 15 years old before the exam date that he/she will be writing.
      I will not advise joining my regular Saturday SEA classes since she may not be able to catch up. There is an option for an individual class on a week day or a Saturday evening. My classes are located in Debe. Feel free to email me what area you are from so I can suggest another tutor for you if you are not from my area.
      All the best to you and your daughter.


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