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Sektor Pengurusan Akademik

1abatan Pendidikan Negeri Sabah




EXCEL 2 FOR 2011 PMR CANDIDATES

PAPER 1

SUGGESTED ANSWERS

1. B 11. C 21. D 31. A

2. C 12. B 22. C 32. A

3. A 13. A 23. C 33. D

4. B 14. B 24. D 34. B

5. D 15. D 25. D 35. A

6. A 16. B 26. D 36. D
7. B 17. D 27. C 37. A
8. B 18. C 28. A 38. D
9. A 19. A 29. C 39. B
10.B 20. D 30. A 40. D



Sektor Pengurusan Akademik
1abatan Pendidikan Negeri Sabah


EXCEL 2 FOR 2011 PMR CANDIDATES

PAPER 2
SECTION A - GUIDED WRITING

GUIDED WRITING BAND DESCRIPTORS

BAND MARKS DESCRIPTORS

EXCELLENT

25 - 30
O Task IulIilled with ideas and details well-developed
and well-organized.
O anguage is accurate with Iew minor errors and Iirst
draIt slips.
O 'aried sentence structures are used eIIectively to
convey meaning.
O 'ocabulary is apt and widely used.
O Accurate use oI mechanics oI writing.
O nterest oI the reader is aroused and sustained.

CREDIT

19 - 24
O Task IulIilled with ideas and details developed and
organized.
O anguage is largely accurate with some serious and
minor errors.
O $imple and compound sentence structures are
accurate.
O 'ocabulary is wide enough but lacks precision.
O Almost always accurate use oI spelling, punctuation
and paragraphing.
O nterest oI the reader is aroused but not sustained.

ACHIEVEMENT

13 - 18
O Task IulIilled with ability to develop some ideas but
lacks details; ideas adequately organized.
O anguage is suIIiciently accurate with Irequent
serious errors.
O $imple and compound sentence structures are
attempted.
O 'ocabulary is suIIicient to convey meaning.
O $ome errors in mechanics oI writing.

WEAK

7 - 12
O Task partially IulIilled with ideas less developed;
ideas lacking organization.
O anguage is barely accurate with Irequent serious
errors that hamper reading.
O 'ocabulary is limited.
O $erious errors in mechanics oI writing.

VERY WEAK

1 - 6
O Task hardly IulIilled; ideas lack cohesion.
O igh density oI errors; meaning is hardly conveyed.



SECTION B : SUMMARY WRITING

$uggested answer:

There are many ways to raise the standard oI English in Malaysia. Firstly, a pass
in English must be made in government examinations. Besides that, having more English
periods in a week will help. $chools can also hire native speakers to teach the subiect.
Moreover, students must be encouraged to read English books and watch good English
programmes on television.

(60 words)


Points :-

1. Compulsory to pass the English paper in all government examinations.
2. ncrease the number oI English periods per week.
3. $tudents should have English lessons every day.
4. iring native speakers to teach the subiect.
5. $tudents must be encouraged to read English books.
6. $tudents can watch good English programmes on television.



content : 5 marks
language : 5 marks (see marking band overleaI)
MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION B - SUMMARY

BAND MARKS DESCRIPTORS

EXCELLENT

5
O Marked ability to use own words
O anguage is accurate
: use oI simple and compound sentences
: appropriate linkers
: use oI correct grammar
O Accurate spelling and punctuation
O First draIt slips
O o liIting oI sentences
O o irrelevant details

CREDIT




4
O Ability to use own words
O anguage is largely accurate
: use oI simple and compound sentences
: appropriate linkers
: use oI correct grammar
O $pelling and punctuation largely accurate
O $ome minor errors
O Almost no liIting oI sentences
O o irrelevant details

ACHIEVEMENT

3
O Attempts to use own words
O anguage is suIIiciently accurate
: use oI simple and compound sentences
(maiority oI simple sentences)
: some use oI linkers
: some serious grammatical errors
O $ome serious errors in spelling and
punctuation
O $ome irrelevant details

WEAK

2
O o attempt to use own words
O Frequent serious errors in grammar, spelling
and punctuation
O inkers hardly used
O holesale liIting oI text material
O rrelevant details

VERY WEAK

1
O igh density oI errors Iractured syntax
O Total liIting oI text material, i.e. transcript
O rrelevant details

SECTION C - NOVEL


Content : 5 marks
anguage : 5 marks ( see marking band overleaI )


Suggested answer

$tate the incident - (1 mark)
Reasons to support the point / answer - (2 marks)
Evidence Irom the novel - (2 marks)


































MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION C - NOVEL BAND DESCRIPTORS

BAND MARKS DESCRIPTORS

EXCELLENT

9 - 10
O Requirements oI task IulIilled
O deas and details well-developed, wellorganized
with evidence Irom text
O 'aried sentence structures (simple and compound)
O ide and apt vocabulary
O Accurate use oI language
O Accurate mechanics oI writing

CREDIT

7 - 8
O Requirements oI task IulIilled
O deas and details largely developed, organized and
supported with evidence Irom text
O 'aried sentence structures (simple and compound)
O 'ocabulary wide enough
O argely accurate use oI language
O argely accurate mechanics oI writing


ACHIEVEMENT

5 - 6
O Requirements oI task IulIilled
O deas and details suIIiciently developed with some
organization and supported with some evidence
Irom text
O $entences structures lack variety (simple structures
dominate)
O Adequate vocabulary used
O $uIIiciently accurate use oI language
O Fairly accurate mechanics oI writing


WEAK
3 - 4
O Requirements oI task partially IulIilled
O deas lack development and organization with
minimal textual support mere narration
O $entence structures mostly simple with errors that
hamper reading
O 'ocabulary limited
O anguage is barely accurate with errors that hamper
reading
O nconsistent mechanics oI writing


VERY WEAK

1 - 2
O Requirements oI task hardly IulIilled
O ardly any development oI relevant ideas or textual
support
O igh density oI errors; blurring evidence, lacks
cohesion
O 'ocabulary very limited
O Mechanics oI writing numerous errors