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

Class

Language

 

Communication

 

Point on scale

 

Numerical equivalent

 

First

 

Outstanding

 

 

 
Outstanding

 

Excellent 1st

 

96

 

 

 
Grammatical accuracy is consistent. A wide range of appropriate structures and vocabulary is used. Accurate pronunciation and intonation with good fluency.

 

Relevant information is fully conveyed. Personal opinions are clearly expressed and justified. The student usually takes the initiative and gives extended and appropriate responses. Very good cohesion (well structured and logical way of organization)

 

High 1st

 

Mid 1st

 

Low 1st

 

 

 
89

 

81

 

74

 

Upper Second

 

Grammatical accuracy is reasonably consistent. Mistakes are minor enough not to cause misunderstanding. A wide range of structures and vocabulary is attempted fairly successfully. Pronunciation and intonation are good enough to convey the meaning. There is little hesitation.

 

Most relevant information is conveyed with some details. Personal opinions are expressed and justified fairly clearly. The student often takes the initiative and gives some extended responses.

 

High 2.1

 

Mid 2.1

 

Low 2.1

 

68

 

65

 

62

 

 

 
Lower Second

 

Grammatical accuracy is inconsistent. There are clear attempts to use some complex structures and vocabulary, but the attempts are not always successful. Pronunciation and intonation are mostly good enough to convey the meaning. There is occasional hesitation, but overall fluency is maintained.

 

Most relevant points are conveyed, with occasional details. Personal opinions are expressed but partially justified. The student gives occasional extended responses. There is occasional communication breakdown, but the student is usually able to repair it.

 

High 2.2

 

Mid 2.2

 

Low 2.2

 

58

 

55

 

52

 

Third

 

Grammatical mistakes are frequent. The range of structures and vocabulary is fairly limited. There are some occasional attempts to use fairly complex structures and vocabulary, but the attempts are often unsuccessful. Pronunciation and intonation are sometimes not good enough to convey the meaning throughout. Pauses are noticeable.

 

Minimal amount of relevant information and/or personal opinion is conveyed with little details. The student attempts to maintain the communication with some help from the teacher.

 

High 3rd

 

Mid 3rd

 

Low 3rd

 

48

 

45

 

42

 

Fail

 

Grammatical mistakes are very frequent, indicating student’s failure to grasp the grammar at the fundamental level. The range of structures and vocabulary is very limited. There is little attempt to use fairly complex structures and vocabulary. Pronunciation and intonation are often inappropriate to convey the meaning. Very poor fluency.

 

Insufficient amount of information and/or personal opinion is conveyed. Communication often breaks down with little attempt to repair by the student.

 

High Fail

 

Mid Fail

 

 

 
38

 

25

 

Bad Fail

 

Essentially nothing of value

 

 

 
Low Fail

 

Zero

 

12

 

0