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MARKING SCHEME

1.0 General Instruction to Examiners for Marking uestion 1! " an# $


a) Read the answers given. Check to see if the task is relevant to the assessment
objectives specified.
b) All the answers should be considered at sentence level.
c) All types of errors should be noted.
d) Candidates abilities to express ideas and usage of interesting expressions should
be given due consideration.
e) Candidates may or ma% not use all the words given.
f) Candidates need not comply to the word order given.
g) he !uality of the answer should be given greater consideration over the !uantity
or length of the answer.
".0 C&ecklist for Marking
a) Read the answer script as a whole.
b) "lace in bands.
c) Reread and identify the errors.
d) #se the given symbols to highlights the errors or additional details like new words
and interesting expressions.
e) Reconfirm band.
f) Award marks accordingly.
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$.0 Assessment o'(ecti)e for uestion 1
o assess candidates ability to construct sentences.
*.0 Assessment o'(ecti)e for uestion "
o assess candidates ability to transfer information accurately and appropriately
into a given framework.
+.0 Assessment o'(ecti)e for uestion $
o assess candidates ability to express ideas in sentences with correct structures.
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,ask - o write grammatically correct sentences using the given words
and stimulus.
,ask - o transfer information from one text type into a given framework. o write
a short paragraph or paragraphs on ones decisions or choices.
,ask - o write sentences about the picture&s) in a paragraph using the
given words and express their ideas creatively.
..0 Marking Sc&eme for uestions 1! " an# $
RE/ISE0 MARKING SCHEME 12R 3ES,I2N 1
4AN0 0ESCRI5,I2N MARKS
Excellent
ask fulfilled.
All sentences constructed correctly.
'ords used correctly.
(ardly any spelling or punctuation error.
)ariety of sentence structures
*ood presentation of ideas relevant to the
stimulus.
6 7 10
Cre#it
ask mostly fulfilled.
+ost sentences constructed correctly.
'ords used correctly.
A fe8 single 8or# errors found in sentences
constructed.
A few errors in spelling or punctuation.
,atisfactory presentation of ideas relevant to
the stimulus.
9 7 :
Ac&ie)ement
ask partially fulfilled.
Some single 8or# errors founds in
sentences constructed.
,ome spelling or punctuation errors found in
sentences constructed.
+eaning is clear.
+ost words used correctly.
+ 7 .
;o8
ac&ie)ement
ask almost fulfilled.
0isorgani<e# sentence structure but
meaning is still clear.
-ifting intelligently.
,ome correct use of words.
Chunking of words.
"oor use of the language.
1 7 *
0 mark = No ans8er gi)en.
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MARKING SCHEME 12R SEC,I2N 4 7 3ES,I2N "'
4AN0 0ESCRI5,I2N MARKS
Excellent
Confident use of the language.
Reasons conveyed clearly through a variety of
sentence structures.
Confident use of new words to express
reasons.
Reasons are well/planned0 relevant and are
linked so as to sustain the interest of the reader.
1verall accurate use of spelling and
punctuation.
+
Cre#it
"roficient use of the language throughout.
Attempts made to construct a variety of
sentence structure but occasional errors occur.
+ost reasons are well/organi2ed0 relevant and
conveyed clearly.
"unctuations and spelling errors may occur
occasionally but overall meaning is still clear.
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Ac&ie)ement
Correct use of the language.
,imple sentences with minor errors but
meaning is still clear.
,atisfactory presentation of reasons.
)ocabulary is ade!uate to convey meaning.
A few punctuation and spelling errors may be
found in the script.
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;o8
ac&ie)ement
"oor use of the language.
+ultiple words errors found in sentences.
Reasons are incomprehensible even after a few
reading. -imited and incorrect use of
language. +any spelling and punctuation
errors.
3irect lifting.
1
0 mark = No ans8er gi)en.
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MARKING SCHEME 12R SEC,I2N C / 3ES,I2N $
4AN0 0ESCRI5,I2N MARKS
Excellent
5xcellent and confident use of the language.
6deas conveyed clearly through a variety of
sentence structures.
Confident use of new words to express ideas.
6deas are well/planned0 relevant and are linked
so as to sustain the interest of the reader.
1verall accurate use of spelling and
punctuation.
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Cre#it
"roficient use of the language throughout.
Attempts made to construct a variety of
sentence structure but occasional errors occur.
+ost ideas are well/organi2ed0 relevant and
conveyed clearly.
"unctuation and spelling errors may occur
occasionally but overall meaning is still clear.
6 7 1"
Ac&ie)ement
Correct use of the language.
,imple sentences with minor errors but
meaning is still clear.
,atisfactory presentation of ideas.
)ocabulary is ade!uate to convey meaning.
A few punctuation and spelling errors may be
found in the script.
+ 7 :
;o8
ac&ie)ement
"oor use of the language.
+ultiple errors found in sentences.
6deas are incomprehensible even after a few
reading.
-imited and incorrect use of language.
+any spelling and punctuation errors.
3irect lifting.
1 7 *
0 mark = No ans8er gi)en.
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Marking S%m'ols
S%m'ols 0efinitions

*ood 8 correct sentence

9ew words used correctly


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+ultiple word error 8 ,tructural
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