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MARK SCHEME FOR SECTION A

Question 1
(10 marks)
Assessment Objectives
This part assesses students ability to:
show understanding of the use of correct grammar in context.
identify and correct grammatical errors in the text
Section A
10 marks
Time suggested 15 minutes
The text below is about a students first day in a secondary school.
Question 1
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines, there is
one grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error. Then, write one word to correct the error in the space provided.
An example has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning of the
sentence.
There are no spelling and punctuation errors in this text.
When I sit back and recall my first-day experience in a secondary school, I
often laugh at myself. I reached school early that day but was excited to see
new faces. Many parents accompanied their children whom looked smart in their
new uniforms. I was looked forward to seeing my former classmates but I did not
see any of them. All Form One students was told to go to the hall right away.
Later, all the form teachers took the students to his respective classrooms.
The teachers started to call out our name. When I did not hear my
name, I quick approached her. She went over the list again and informed me
that my name was not above it. That puzzled me since I was sure I had registered
my name. I was then told to checked with the office. I finally located the office

e.g and
a) _______
b) _______
c) _______
d) ______
e)_______
f) _______
g) _______
h) ______
i) _______
j) _______

and meet the school clerk. I was told that I was not registered there. Only then
did I realise that in my excitement, I had went to the wrong school. Upon arriving
at the correct school, I told mu friends what had happened and they had a good
laugh.

[10 marks]
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Marks are awarded as follows:

Error Identification
/
/

Error Corrected
/

Marks
2
1
0

Note: If the candidate identifies two or more errors in a line, no marks will be awarded.
Identification of errors

Correction of errors

10 marks

10 marks

Total
20 2 = 10 marks
Example 1 : 14 2 = 7 marks
Example 2 : 7 2 = 3.5 = 4 marks

Answer for Question 1


Question
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
J

Error
Answer
whom
looked
was
his
name
quick
above
checked
meet
went

Marks
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark

Question
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
J

correction
Answer
who
looking
were
their
names
quickly
on/in
check
met
gone

Marks
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
1 mark
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Section A
10 marks
Time suggested 15 minutes

The text below is about a student first day in a secondary school.


Question 1
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines, there is
one grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error. Then, write one word to correct the error in the space provided.
An example has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning of
sentence.
There are no spelling and punctuation errors in this text.
When I sit back and recall my first-day experience in a secondary school, I
often laugh at myself. I reached school early that day but was excited to see
new faces. Many parents accompanied their children whom looked smart in their
new uniforms. I was looked forward to seeing my former classmates but I did not
see any of them. All Form One students was told to go to the hall right away.
Later, all the form teachers took the students to his respective classrooms.
The teachers started to call out our name. When I did not hear my
name, I quick approached her. She went over the list again and informed me
that my name was not above it. That puzzled me since I was sure I had registered
my name. I was then told to checked with the office. I finally located the office and
meet the school clerk. I was told that I was not registered there. Only then did I

e.g and
a) who 11
b)
looking11
c) were 11
d) their 11
e) names 11
f) quickly11
g) in/on 11
h) check 11
i) met 11
j) gone 11

realise that in my excitement, I had went to the wrong school. Upon arriving at
the correct school, I told mu friends what had happened and they had a good

20 /2 = 10

10

laugh.

[10 marks]

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SAMPLE 1
Section A
10 marks
Time suggested 15 minutes
The text below is about a student first day in a secondary school.

Question 1
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines, there is
one grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error. Then, write one word to correct the error in the space provided.
An example has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning of
sentence.
There are no spelling and punctuation errors in this text.
When I sit back and recall my first-day experience in a secondary school, I often
laugh at myself. I reached school early that day but was excited to see
new faces. Many parents accompanied their children whom looked smart in
their new uniforms. I was looked forward to seeing my former classmates but I
did not see any of them. All Form One students was told to go to the hall right
away. Later, all the form teachers took the students to his respective
classrooms. The teachers started to call out our name. When I did not hear my
name, I quick approached her. She went over the list again and informed me
that my name was not above it. That puzzled me since I was sure I had
registered my name. I was then told to checked with the office. I finally located
the office and meet the school clerk. I was told that I was not registered there.
Only then did I realise that in my excitement, I had went to the wrong school. On
arriving at the correct school, I told mu friends what had happened and they had
a good laugh.

e.g and
a) who
11
b) looking 11
c) were 11
d) their 11
e) names 11
f) quickly 0 0
g) in
11
h) here
10
i) upon 1 0
j) met
10
15 /2 = 7.5=

[10 marks]

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SAMPLE 2
Section A
10 marks
Time suggested 15 minutes

The text below is about a student first day in a secondary school.


Question 1
Read the text below. The first and last lines are correct. For the remaining lines, there is
one grammatical error in each line.
Underline the error. Then, write one word to correct the error in the space provided.
An example has been given. The correct word must not change the meaning of
sentence.
There are no spelling and punctuation errors in this text.
When I sit back and recall my first-day experience in a secondary school, I often
laugh at myself. I reached school early that day but was excited to see
new faces. Many parents accompanied their children whom looked smart in
their new uniforms. I was looked forward to seeing my former classmates but I
did not see any of them. All Form One students was told to go to the hall right
away. Later, all the form teachers took the students to his respective
classrooms. The teachers started to call out our name. When I did not hear my
name, I quick approached her. She went over the list again and informed me
that my name was not above it. That puzzled me since I was sure I had
registered my name. I was then told to checked with the office. I finally located
the office and meet the school clerk. I was told that I was not registered there.
Only then did I realise that in my excitement, I had went to the wrong school. On
arriving at the correct school, I told mu friends what had happened and they had
a good laugh.

e.g and
a) looking 0 0
b)were 10
c) class 10
d) their 0 0
e) teacher 10
f) names 1 0
g)quickly 1 0
h) on 1 0
i) check1 0
j) met
00
7 /2 = 3.5=

[10 marks]

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WRITING
MARKING PROCEDURES
Marking procedures for Paper 1 (Written Test)
1. Print the marking scheme.

2. The English Language panel should have a moderation marking session before the
actual scripts are marked.
How to conduct a moderation session:
i)

The English Language panel should read and understand the question paper and
the mark scheme

ii)

Choose 10 scripts (approximately a variety of 10 scripts) and make copies of them


for the moderation exercise

iii)

Read and explain the mark scheme to the examiners

iv)

Mark a script and award marks according to the mark scheme provided by the
examination syndicate (LPM)

v)

Discuss the marks given for the scripts that has been marked

vi)

Come to a consensus and make the necessary amendments

vii)

Award the final mark

viii)

Repeat step 1 viii for the remaining scripts

Note:
At the end of this session, there should be marked scripts of various bands (A-E) for
writing tasks.

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