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Email: admin@bedalehighschool.org.uk<

Assessment

 

AQA B

Exam questions are either point marked or level marked.

Point Marking:

1 mark will be given for each correct point / statement / fact given in an answer. If the question is worth 1,2 or 3 marks it is likely to be point marked.

 

Level Marking:

Level 1: Basic (0-2 marks)

Knowledge of basic information  – Simple understanding

Little organisation; few links; little or no detail; uses a limited range of specialist terms

Reasonable accuracy in the use of spelling, punctuation and grammar

 

Level 2: Clear (3-4 marks)

Knowledge of accurate information – Clear understanding

Organised answers, with some linkages, occasional examples; has a good range of specialist terms where appropriate

Considerable accuracy in spelling, punctuation and grammar

 

Level 3: Detailed (5-6 marks)

Knowledge of accurate information appropriately contextualised and/or at correct scale

Detailed understanding, supported by relevant evidence and examples

Well organised, demonstrating detailed linkages and the inter-relationships between factors

Clear and fluent expression of ideas; uses a wide range of specialist terms where appropriate

Accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar

Assessment of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)

Spelling, punctuation and grammar will be assessed via two 8 mark questions in each section

Three marks will be allocated for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar in each of these questions

The performance descriptions are provided below

 

Threshold performance (1 mark)

Candidates spell, punctuate and use the rules of grammar with reasonable accuracy in the context of the demands of the question. Any errors do not hinder meaning in the response. Where required, they use a limited range of specialist terms appropriately.

Intermediate performance (2 marks)

Candidates spell, punctuate and use the rules of grammar with considerable accuracy and general control of meaning in the context of the demands of the question. Where required, they use a good range of specialist terms with facility.

 

High performance (3 marks)

Candidates spell, punctuate and use the rules of grammar with consistent accuracy and effective control of meaning in the context of the demands of the question. Where required, they use a wide range of specialist terms adeptly and with precision.