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PAPER 1 1. B 2. C 3. D 4. C 5. B 6. A 7. B 8. C 9. A 10. B 11. B 12. A 13. A 14. B 15. D 16. A 17. C 18. D 19. A 20. C 21. B 22. B 23. A 24. C 25. A 26. D 27. C 28. C 29. C 30. B 31. C 32. A 33. A 34. B 35. B 36. A 37. C 38. A 39. C 40. C

PAPER 2 MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION A GUIDED WRITING BAND DESCRIPTORS BAND EXCELLENT MARKS 20-25 DESCRIPTORS Task fulfilled with ideas and details well-developed and well-organised. Language is accurate with few minor errors and first draft slips. Varied sentence structures are used effectively to convey meaning. Vocabulary is apt and widely used. Accurate use of mechanics of writing. Interest of the reader is aroused and sustained. Task fulfilled with ideas and details developed and organized. Language is largely accurate with some serious and minor errors. Simple and compound sentence structures are accurate. Vocabulary is wide enough but lacks precision. Almost always accurate use of spelling, punctuation and paragraphing. Interest of the reader is aroused but not sustained. Task fulfilled with ability to develop some ideas but lacks details; ideas adequately organized. Language is sufficiently accurate with frequent serious errors. Simple and compound sentence structures are attempted. Vocabulary is sufficient to convey meaning. Some errors in mechanics of writing. Task partially fulfilled with ideas less developed; ideas lacking organization. Language is barely accurate with frequent serious errors that hamper reading Vocabulary is limited. Serious errors in mechanics of writing.

CREDIT

14-19

ACHIEVEMENT

9-13

WEAK

4-8

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VERY WEAK 0-3 Task hardly fulfilled; ideas lack cohesion. High density of errors; meaning is hardly conveyed.

MARK CRITERIA SECTION B A (ii) (i) forest a) b) c) d) to stand beneath the boughs watch the squirrels enjoy the beautiful stars at night enjoy nature (any 2 of these) (1 mark) (1 mark each)

B. NOVEL BAND DESCRIPTORS BAND EXCELLENT MARKS 10-12 DESCRIPTORS Requirements of task fulfilled Ideas and details well-developed, well-organised with evidence from text Varied sentence structures (simple and compound) Wide and apt vocabulary Accurate use of language Accurate mechanics of writing Requirements of task fulfilled Ideas and details largely developed, organized and supported with evidence from text Varied sentence structures (simple and compound) Vocabulary wide enough Largely accurate use of language Largely accurate mechanics of writing Requirements of task fulfilled Ideas and details sufficiently developed with some organization and supported with some evidence from text Sentence structures lack variety (simple structures dominates) Adequate vocabulary used Sufficiently accurate use of language Fairly accurate mechanics of writing Requirements of task partially fulfilled Ideas lack development and organization with minimal textual support mere narration Sentence structures mostly simple with errors that hamper reading Vocabulary limited Language is barely accurate with errors that hamper reading Inconsistent mechanics of writing Requirements of task hardly fulfilled Hardly any development of relevant ideas or textual support High density of errors; blurring evident, lacks cohesion Vocabulary very limited Mechanics of writing numerous errors

CREDIT

7-9

ACHIEVEMENT

4-6

WEAK

2-3

VERY WEAK

0-1

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SECTION C

Content Language Total

: 5 marks : 5 marks : 10 marks

Content points: 1. be consistent in their studying 2. study in a conducive environment 3. stay away from things that distract them 4. join a study group 5. seek help from their teachers 6. never study at the last moment

(Any 5 content points would warrant a maximum of 5 marks)


BAND CRITERIA FOR MARKING SECTION B SUMMARY

BAND EXCELLENT

MARKS 5

DESCRIPTIONS Marked ability to use own words Language is accurate : use of simple and compound sentences : appropriate linkers : use of accurate grammar Accurate spelling and punctuation First draft slips No lifting of sentences No irrelevant details

CREDIT

ACHIEVEMENT 3

Ability to use own words Language is largely accurate : use of simple and compound sentences : appropriate linkers : use of correct grammar Spelling and punctuation largely accurate Some minor errors Almost no lifting of sentences No irrelevant details Attempts to use own words Language is sufficiently accurate : use of simple and compound sentences (majority of simple sentences) : some use of linkers : some serious grammatical errors Some serious errors in spelling and punctuation Selective lifting of sentences Some irrelevant details

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WEAK 2 No attempt to use own words Frequent serious errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation Linkers hardly used Wholesale lifting of text material Irrelevant details High density of errors fractured syntax Total lifting of text material i.e. transcript Irrelevant details

VERY WEAK

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