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BAND Excellent [A] 9 - 10

DESCRIPTION- SENTENCE CONSTRUCT Excellent and confident use of the language. Ideas conveyed clearly through a variety of sentence structures. Confident use of new words to express ideas. Ideas are well-planned, relevant and are linked so as to sustain the interest of the reader. Overall accurate use of spelling and punctuation.

Credit [B] 7-8

Confident use of the language throughout. Attempts made to construct a variety of sentence structure but occasional errors occur. Most ideas are well-organized, relevant and conveyed clearly. Ideas are well-planned but links may be absent or inappropriate but overall meaning is still clear.

Achievement [C] 4-6

Generally confident use of the language. Simple sentences with minor errors but meaning is still clear. Satisfactory presentation of ideas. Vocabulary is adequate to convey meaning. A few punctuation and spelling errors may be found in the script.

Low Achievement [D] 2-3

Poor use of the language. Multiple errors found in sentences. Ideas are incomprehensible even after reading. Limited and incorrect use of vocabulary. Many spelling and punctuation errors.

Very Low Achievement [E] 0-1

Chunks and blatant irrelevancy.

BAND

DESCRIPTION-MAKE A CHOICE AND GIVE REASONS

Excellent [A] 5

Excellent and confident use of the language. Ideas conveyed clearly through a variety of sentence structures. Confident use of new words to express ideas. Ideas are well-planned, relevant and are linked so as to sustain the interest of the reader. Overall accurate use of spelling and punctuation.

Credit [B] 4

Confident use of the language throughout. Attempts made to construct a variety of sentence structure but occasional errors occur. Most ideas are well-organized, relevant and conveyed clearly. Ideas are well-planned but links may be absent or inappropriate but overall meaning is still clear.

Achievement [C] 2-3

Generally confident use of the language. Simple sentences with minor errors but meaning is still clear. Satisfactory presentation of ideas. Vocabulary is adequate to convey meaning. A few punctuation and spelling errors may be found in the script.

Low Achievement [D] 1

Poor use of the language. Multiple errors found in sentences. Ideas are incomprehensible even after reading. Limited and incorrect use of vocabulary. Many spelling and punctuation errors.

Very Low Achievement [E] 0

Chunks and blatant irrelevancy.

BAND

DESCRIPTION-NOTE EXPANSION

Excellent [A] Excellent and confident use of the language. 13 - 15 Ideas conveyed clearly through a variety of sentence structures. Confident use of new words to express ideas. Ideas are well-planned, relevant and are linked so as to sustain the interest of the reader. Overall accurate use of spelling and punctuation. Credit [B] 9 - 12 Confident use of the language throughout. Attempts made to construct a variety of sentence structure but occasional errors occur. Most ideas are well-organized, relevant and conveyed clearly. Ideas are well-planned but links may be absent or inappropriate but overall meaning is still clear. Achievemen Generally confident use of the language. t [C] Simple sentences with minor errors but meaning is still clear. 5-8 Satisfactory presentation of ideas. Vocabulary is adequate to convey meaning. A few punctuation and spelling errors may be found in the script. Low Poor use of the language. Achievemen Multiple errors found in sentences. t [D] 2-4 Ideas are incomprehensible even after reading. Limited and incorrect use of vocabulary. Many spelling and punctuation errors. Very Low Chunks and blatant irrelevancy. Achievemen t [E] 0 -1

Symbols

Descriptions- MARKING PROCEDURES Correct sentence structure Multiple and structure errors/distortion Single word errors

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V // R ^ SP

Wrong vocabulary New word correctly used / variety of sentences Repetition Omission

Spelling Punctuation

Chunks Gross error Blatant irrelevancy Unclear meaning

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