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English

Stage 6

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Stage 6 Paper 1 Mark Scheme


Section A: Reading

Question 1

Part Mark Answer Further Information


hid under the table both answers = 1 mark
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bite her toes

Total 1

Question 2

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five / 5
1

Total 1

Question 3

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Sally is a successful girl. each correct tick = 1 mark

2 She thinks her brother is a nuisance. more than two boxes are ticked = 0
mark

Total 2

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Question 4

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The summary must contain the Award 2 marks for:
following information: a summary no more than 30 words
Where and when Sally was born + all the required information.
Where she goes to school
Who she lives with. Award 1 mark for either:
a summary no more than 30 words
e.g. + only two points, or
a summary between 30 and 35
2 - I was born in June in Sarasota, words + all the required
Florida. I go to Booker High information.
School. I live with my mum,
brother and aunt. Award 0 marks for either:
a summary over 35 words long, or
- I live in Sarasota, Florida with my a summary with one or no points.
mum, brother and aunt. I was
born in Sarasota in June. I go to
Booker High School.

Total 2

Question 5

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It contains mostly facts.
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Total 1

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Question 6

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If Text 1 ticked: There is no mark for the first part of
the question but explanations must
either match the choice made.
a reference to language as informal
Accept an answer which refers
or specifically to the language used.
The words are very descriptive and
fun to read (not just fun to read). Do not accept phrases like its more
interesting or its exciting without
or further explanation.
The words create a picture in my mind
and make it easier to understand.

or
any reference to how punctuation and
sentence structure engage the reader

or
I understand it better because its
everyday / normal language.
1
If Text 2 ticked:

either
a reference to language as formal

or
It is very factual which explains what
happens clearly.

or
It is very serious / straightforward.

or
I understand it better because the
language is clear.

or
There is no slang.

Total 1

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Question 7

Part Mark Answer Further Information


Ladislao Biro: any three correct facts = 2 marks

invented a pen / ballpoint pen / any two correct facts = 1 mark


biro
lived in the 1930s. Accept other suitable facts.
lived in Budapest / Hungary
2 was a magazine editor
noticed printers ink dried quickly
went to Buenos Aires / Argentina
worked with his brother, Georg
began to make the pen in the
1940s.

Total 2

Question 8

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It is written in the first person /
two correct = 2 marks
mentions me.
one correct = 1 mark
2 It is about the writers own
experience / life.

Total 2

Question 9

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wouldnt smudge/blot (like an ink pen
/ wouldnt leak (like an ink pen) / was
1
cheap / was quick drying

Total 1

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Question 10

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Jake / Sallys brother / her brother
(a) 1

1st paragraph The biro pen is made.

(b) 1 2nd paragraph Who was Ladislao Biro?

3rd paragraph Biros idea

Total 2

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Section B: Writing (Non-fiction)

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PURPOSE AND SENTENCE


TEXT STRUCTURE PUNCTUATION SPELLING
AUDIENCE STRUCTURE

Writing is well shaped and wholly


appropriate to purpose.

Clear viewpoint with a clear and


consistent relationship between
writer and reader is established
and controlled.

The text type is used consistently, Well crafted paragraphs Use of complex sentences is
e.g. features of biography are contribute to control of text, controlled including the position of
clear and appropriate to purpose. e.g. clear logical links between clauses to focus attention.
paragraphs.
Relevant ideas and content are Range of connectives may be
chosen to interest the reader, developed,
e.g. details developed e.g. although, meanwhile.

5 5 5

The text type is largely sustained; Paragraphs are used to help Complex sentences are used to
e.g. features of biographical structure the text and there may be create effect, using expanded
writing clear. evidence of appropriate links / phrases to develop ideas,
sub-headings between paragraphs. e.g. noun, adverbial, adjectival
The writer gives sufficient and verb phrases.
information for a reader to
understand the contents; A wider variety of connectives is
e.g.some detail with adverbials used appropriately,
and expanded noun phrases. e.g. if,so, because, then.

Sentences are mostly


grammatically correct.

4 4 4

Text type is used to convey Paragraphs are sometimes used Some complex sentences are
writers attitude to the chosen to sequence ideas. used to extend meaning but not
subject, always successfully.
e.g. knowledge and enthusiasm Balance of coverage of ideas is
for subject matter. appropriate. Use of past and present tense is
generally consistent.
Some awareness of audience is
shown.

3 3 3

General features of text type are Some attempt is made to Some variation in sentence Sentences are demarcated Correct spelling of common
evident, sequence ideas logically, openings is evident, accurately throughout the text. words with more than one syllable
e.g. some appropriate features of e.g. content clear for a biography. e.g. not always starting with noun is evident, including compound
a biography: 3rd person, generally or pronoun or other word. Commas are used in lists and to words.
past tense. Each section has an opening mark clause divisions.
statement. Compound sentences are used
Reader is given basic information; but connectives are simple,
e.g. relevant statements. e.g. and,but, so.

2 2 2 2 2

Some elements of the text type Ideas are grouped together Simple sentences are generally Straightforward sentences are Correct spelling of high frequency
can be seen, although paragraphs may not be grammatically correct. usually demarcated accurately, words is shown.
e.g. it is a biography shown. e.g. full stops, capital letters,
and may be used to connect question and exclamation marks.
clauses.

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Award 0 where performance fails to meet the lowest description.

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Question 12

Part Mark Answer Further Information


adjective wonderful 4 correct = 2 marks
2/3 correct = 1 mark
adverb quickly 0/1 correct = 0 marks
2
preposition on If any extra words written alongside a
correct word = 0 marks
pronoun it

Total 2

Question 13

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It is warm on June days when the sun No other words should be underlined.
(a) 1 shines.

Ladislao Biro, who was a magazine both commas correctly placed = 1


editor, invented the biro. mark
(b) 1
if any extra commas or marks = 0
marks

Award 1 mark for an answer that If the sentence is well structured and
successfully combines the three makes sense, the mark should be
sentences. awarded even if the punctuation is not
correct.
e.g. Although the fountain pen was a
good pen, the ink was too messy so
(c) 1 Ladislao Biro thought of a new idea.

Ladislao Biro thought of a new idea,


because even though the fountain
pen was a good pen, the ink was too
messy.

Total 3

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Question 14

Part Mark Answer Further Information


The biro, or ball-point, pen was All of the information from the original
(a) 1 invented by Ladislao and his brother. sentence must be given.

Florida might / could / may / should /


(b) 1 can be warm in June.

Total 2

Question 15

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contains
The biro contain a tube of ink
quickly.
1
which dries quick.

Total 1

Question 16

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Sometimes brothers and sisters Award 2 marks for three correct
argue, but / however, they do like connectives.
one another.
1 mark for one or two correct
2
connectives.
Nevertheless / however /
sometimes there are some occasions
when they dont.

Total 2

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Question 17

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S a l l y s m u m m u s t v e both correctly placed apostrophes = 1
b e e n p r o u d o f h e r mark
a w a r d s.
1
if extra apostrophes or other marks
are placed = 0 mark

Total 1

Question 18

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I wonder, said Ali, who Award 2 marks for correct punctuation.
invented the biro ?
or

Award 1 mark for correct commas and


question mark.
2
or

Award 1 mark for inverted commas in


correct place and question mark.

Total 2

Question 19

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improve: make (the pen) better / Award 1 mark each for appropriate
develop / change words/phrases to replace, improve
and manufacture, which retain the
2
manufacture: produce / make / sense of the sentence.
create / construct / assemble

Total 2

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Stage 6 Paper 2 Mark Scheme


Section A: Reading

Question 1

Part Mark Answer Further Information


Momo had black hair. each correct tick = 1 mark

2 Momo lived in the ruins of the if more than two boxes are ticked = 0
amphitheatre. marks

Total 2

Question 2

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She had turned the sleeves up.
1

Total 1

Question 3

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however Accept One day.
1

Total 1

Question 4

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in some underground chambers /
beneath the grassy stage /
1
underneath the amphitheatre

Total 1

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Question 5

Part Mark Answer Further Information


Yes There is no mark for the first part of
the question.
1 She thought they had come to chase
her away / make her leave.

Total 1

Question 6

Part Mark Answer Further Information


appearance might shock / no-one Accept any appropriate phrase that
could have told her age / her clothes shows Momo is odd or unusual.
1 did not fit / hair had never seen a
comb or a pair of scissors

Total 1

Question 7

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e.g. No because it says she did not There is no mark for the first part of
own anything. / No because it says the question but answers must agree
she only had things that she had with the choice of No.
(a) 1 found or had been given. / No
because the men and women are Do not credit any answers where Yes
described as being poor like herself. is given.

e.g. Her hair is described as unruly. It 1 mark for answers which indicate her
has not been combed and / or cut. / It hair was untidy.
(b) 1
looked big and messy like a mop.

Total 2

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Question 8

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one of the children who played there / Accept other plausible answers, e.g.
1 the owners of the goats someone walking nearby.

Total 1

Question 9

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1 Explanation Award 1 mark for an explanation and
a further mark for appropriate words
Explanations should indicate that she and phrases.
didnt want to be near people: e.g.
- It was away from the city so Explanations and quotations must
people would not see her. match each other.
- People didnt know about it so they
would not see her / come looking.
- People couldnt see it so they
wouldnt know she was there.
- She wasnt likely to be discovered
(implicit).

1 Quotation

Words and phrases should show how


the amphitheatre was away from
where people were: e.g.
- on the outskirts / where the fields
began
- It had almost been forgotten.
- hidden in a clump of pines
- really only known to the folk who
lived in the immediate
neighbourhood

Total 2

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Question 10

Part Mark Answer Further Information


1 Explanation Award 1 mark for an explanation and
a further mark for appropriate words
Yes - because she was all alone / no and phrases.
parents / no friends.
Accept other suitable reasons but it is
Yes - because she did not own important that explanations and
anything. quotations match each other.

Yes - because she did not have any Explanations should say yes or no.
proper shoes.
Words and phrases should match the
Yes - because she was frightened explanation.
when the people came.

Yes because her home is a ruin.

No - because she is happy in her


home / wants to stay there.

1 Words and phrases

Momo had set up house.

Momo owned nothing apart from what


she had found lying around or had
been given.

Being poor like herself, they knew


how hard life could be.

The only shoes she had werent a pair


/ were too big.

Word went round that someone had


moved into the ruins.

Momo feared they had come to chase


her away.

And you want to stay here? Yes,


very much.

Total 2

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Question 11

Part Mark Answer Further Information


They help to build up the mystery / Do not accept answers which lack
(a) 1 create tension / suspense. detail such as it makes it interesting /
exciting.
The place was deserted so it might Award 1 mark for plausible answers.
seem to be strange. / It was in ruins
and might not look like the original
amphitheatre. / Not many people went
(b) 1
there so it may have seemed to be
mysterious because they did not know
much about it.

half choked with rubble


(c) 1

Total 3

Question 12

Part Mark Answer Further Information


up house. // One afternoon
1

Total 1

Question 13

Part Mark Answer Further Information


The middle line has alliteration. one correct answer = 1 mark
(a) 1
The third line has rhyming words.

Yes: food and shelter is all you need. / There is no mark for the first part of
Yes: Momo is happy to be alive. / No: the question.
you need to have money. / No: it
(b) 1
would be a very uncomfortable life. Award 1 mark for a reasonable
explanation.

Total 2

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Section B: Writing (Fiction)

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TEXT SENTENCE
CONTENT AUDIENCE PUNCTUATION VOCABULARY SPELLING
STRUCTURE STRUCTURE

Imaginative detail is Paragraphs are used to Some complex


usually developed using structure the narrative. sentences show control
a variety of techniques including the position of
including imagery. Dialogue is laid out clauses to focus
correctly, with a new attention.
During the course of the line for each speaker.
story, the development Range of connectives
of the character[s] is may be developed,
shown through actions e.g. although,
and reactions. meanwhile.

5 5 5

The character is well A clear, consistent Paragraphs are used to Some complex Punctuation is generally Spelling is mostly
described with actions relationship between help structure the sentences are used to used accurately, accurate, including
linked to key events. writer and reader is narrative. create effect using including speech words with complex
established and expanded phrases and punctuation. regular patterns.
Suspense, or controlled. There may be clauses to develop Allow plausible attempts
excitement, where appropriate links ideas, Clauses are marked at tricky polysyllables,
used, is well built. between paragraphs. e.g. noun, adverbial, accurately by commas. e.g. realised,
adjectival and verb interesting, wonderful,
phrases. position, immediately.

A wider variety of
connectives is used
appropriately, e.g. if,
when, because.

4 4 4 4 4 4

Story is well-crafted and The reader is engaged Paragraphs are Some complex Commas are always Vocabulary is used Correct spelling of
focuses on either by the inclusion of sometimes used to sentences are used to used in lists and effectively to create a polysyllabic words that
character or action. appropriate detail. sequence ideas. extend meaning but not sometimes to mark strong image. conform to a regular
always successfully. clauses. e.g. use of simile or pattern is shown,
The story is concluded Ideas are organised metaphor. e.g. making, probably,
successfully and without simply with a fitting Use of past and present Speech marks, if used, clapped, possible,
rushing. opening and closing tense is generally are accurately placed possibly.
that are mostly logical. consistent. around words spoken,
Narrative viewpoint is although other speech
established comfortably punctuation may not be
within the given genre accurate.
(or chosen if not
given),
e.g. (not given so needs
to be an identifiable
genre).

3 3 3 3 3 3 3

The story is well placed Some attempt is made Some attempt is made Some variation in All sentences are nearly Some evidence of Correct spelling of
in its setting; to engage the reader. to sequence ideas sentence openings, e.g. always demarcated vocabulary choices are common words with
e.g. within and around logically, not always starting with accurately with full used accurately. more than one syllable,
the amphitheatre. The writer gives e.g. content clear. the same noun, stops, capital letters, including compound
sufficient information for pronoun or other word. question and words is evident.
One event is described. a reader to understand Openings and closings exclamation marks.
the contents / events are sometimes evident. Connectives are
described. simple, e.g. and,but, Speech marks, if used,
so. may not be accurate.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

The story has a simple The reader is given Story ideas are evident. Simple sentences are Straightforward Simple generally Correct spelling of high
plot (in context of given basic information that is generally grammatically sentences are appropriate vocabulary frequency words is
prompt). relevant to the narrative. correct. demarcated accurately, is used limited in shown.
e.g .full stops, capital range but relevant.
and may be used to letters, question and
connect clauses. exclamation marks.

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Award 0 where performance fails to meet the lowest description.

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