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Marking criteria (written) Chinese/Japanese levels 1/2 - TBC for 2017/18

Class Language Communication Task fulfilment Point on scale Numerical equivalent  
First Outstanding Outstanding Excellent 1st 96
First A wide range of appropriate structures. Good use of appropriate vocabulary
Grammatical accuracy is consistent.
Almost all characters are written appropriately and correctly.
Task completed.
Relevant information is fully conveyed.
Well-organized logical structure.
Personal opinions are clearly expressed and justified.
There is some originality.
High 1st
Mid 1st
Low 1st
89
81
74
Upper Second A wide range of structures. Use of appropriate vocabulary.
Grammatical accuracy reasonably consistent. Mistakes are minor enough not to cause misunderstanding.
Most of the characters are written appropriately and correctly.
Task almost completed. Most relevant information is conveyed with some details.
Personal opinions are expressed and justified fairly clearly.
High 2.1
Mid 2.1
Low 2.1
68
65
62
Lower Second Attempts to use some complex structures and vocabulary, but attempts are not always successful. Grammatical accuracy is inconsistent.
Although there are a number of mistakes in characters, they are still recognisable, and do not obscure the meaning.
Task incomplete.
Most relevant points are conveyed but lack details.
Personal opinions are expressed but partially justified.
High 2.2
Mid 2.2
Low 2.2
58
55
52
Third Range of structures and vocabulary is fairly limited (predominantly simple structures and vocabulary). Occasional attempts to use fairly complex structures and vocabulary, but the attempts are often unsuccessful. Grammatical mistakes are frequent. Mistakes in writing characters are evident. Some elements of the task completed, but with some ambiguity Personal opinion is conveyed with little details. Some irrelevant points High 3rd
Mid 3rd
Low 3rd
48
45
42
Fail The range of structures and vocabulary is very limited (random structures and vocabulary).
There is little attempt to use fairly complex structures and vocabulary Grammatical mistakes are very frequent, indicating students failure to grasp the grammar at the fundamental level.
There are many omission and mistakes in writing characters.
Most task elements missing.
Many irrelevant points Little meaningful communication.
High Fail
Mid Fail
38
25
Bad Fail Essentially nothing of value   Low Fail Zero 12
0