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Marking criteria written (German 4)

Class

Written work

 

Point on scale

 

Numerical equivalent

 

First

 

 

 
Shows sound control of the range of structures appropriate to the level, and exploits them essentially without error. Detail (e.g. gender, case) highly accurate.

 

Good and varied vocabulary; idiomatic use of standard language.

 

Excellent 1

 

High 1

 

Mid  1

 

Low 1

 

96

 

89

 

81

 

74

 

Upper Second

 

Exploits structures appropriate to the level, though with inconsistent control, possibly leading to slight difficulty in understanding.

 

Vocabulary, style and control of detail (e.g. adjective endings) quite good, but with significant lapses.

 

High 2.1

 

Mid  2.1

 

Low 2.1

 

68

 

65

 

62

 

Lower Second

 

Texts, whilst generally understandable, require significant effort on the part of the reader. The range of structures attempted is likely to be very limited and/or not to correspond to what has been studied at this level.

 

Control of grammar, vocabulary and style rather defective: large amount of detail missed.

 

Engagement with the subject matter is likely to be weak.

 

High 2.2

 

Mid  2.2

 

Low 2.2

 

58

 

55

 

52

 

Third

 

Texts very difficult to understand, possibly incomprehensible in places.

 

Little control of grammar and/or vocabulary. Very large amount of detail missed.

 

Engagement with the topic is likely to be poor.

 

High 3rd

 

Mid  3rd

 

Low 3rd

 

48

 

45

 

42

 

Fail

 

Texts extremely difficult/ impossible to understand.

 

Control of grammar, vocabulary, detail essentially absent.

 

High Fail

 

Mid Fail

 

Low Fail

 

38

 

25

 

12

 

Zero

 

essentially nothing of value

 

Zero

 

0

 

 

 Each category may also be affected by considerations such as:

 

-  the willingness to take risks;

 

-  the attempt to introduce sophisticated/complex arguments;

 

-  the relevance of points made;

 

-  the readability of the text produced;

 

-  the completeness of the text produced.