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Marking criteria (written) Chinese/Japanese 3/4 - TBC for 2017/18

Marking Criteria: Written Component Levels 3 and 4 (Chinese and Japanese)


Accuracy of syntax and grammar Style, range and sophistication of language and expression (80)   Communication of ideas/task fulfilment/overall structure (20)   Point on scale
Outstanding for level – hardly any mistakes, even when more advanced language is used Wide range of appropriate vocabulary, idioms and structures. Style enhances essay. All characters written appropriately and correctly. 96% (77) Innovative, varied, insightful, structured 96% (19) Excellent 1st
Very accurate only a few minor mistakes, occurring when more advanced structures and phrases are used Good range of lexis and structure for the level, some used naturally Almost all characters written appropriately and correctly. 89% (71) 81% (65) 74% (59) Fully relevant and delivered clearly. Some originality. Well organised structure in a logical sequence. 89% (18) 81% (16) 74% (15) High 1st Mid 1st Low 1st
Largely accurate; some minor mistakes, tending to occur when more complex structures are used Good range of vocabulary, idioms, structures. Attempt at more sophistication, but not always successful. Most characters written appropriately and correctly. 68% (54) 65% (52) 62% (50) Mostly relevant and structure is generally well ordered. Range of good ideas. Some interest and variety. 68% (14) 65% (13) 62% (12) High 2.1 Mid 2.1 Low 2.1
Limited range of vocabulary. Some persistent errors. Predominately simple vocabulary and structures. Although there are a number of mistakes in characters, they are still recognisable, and do not obscure the meaning. 58% (46) 55% (44) 52% (42) Some good ideas, mostly appropriate. Some deficiency in structure. 58% (11.5) 55% (11) 52% (10.5) High 2.2 Mid 2.2 Low 2.2
Many basic and intrusive errors, some of which may affect comprehension. Narrow range of vocabulary and grammatical structure Repetitions. Mistakes in writing characters are evident. 48% (38) 45% (36) 42% (34) Few good ideas, not all appropriate. Structure deficient. 48% (10) 45% (9) 42% (8) High 3rd Mid 3rd Low 3rd
Shows little grasp of grammatical structures. The number of errors makes comprehension difficult. Inadequate range of structures and vocabulary. There are many omissions and mistakes in writing characters. 38% (30) 25% (20) 12% (10) Ideas lacking, random structure. 38% (7) 25% (5) 12% (2) High Fail Mid Fail Low Fail
Essentially nothing of value 0 Essentially nothing of value 0 Zero


Each category may also be affected by considerations such as:

willingness to take risks; relevance of points made; readability of the text produced