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

Class Scale Mark Descriptor
Language(Accuracy, range, complexity and characters) Communication and Task fulfilment
First Excellent 1st  100 Work of original and exceptional quality. Merits special recognition.Exemplary piece of writing
Exemplary level of grammar and spelling accuracy.Exemplary use of a wide range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used highly effectively throughoutVirtually no mistakes in characters  Task fulfilled beyond expectations.Exceptionally clear and original response to the task.Outstanding ideas
94 Exceptional work of the highest quality.Exceptional piece of writing
Outstanding level of grammar and spelling accuracyOutstandingly wide range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used effectively throughoutHardly any mistakes in characters Task fulfilled to highest expectations.Highly clear and original response to the task.Outstanding ideas
High 1st Upper Mid 1st
88
82
Very high quality work.Excellent piece of writing.
Excellent level of grammar and spelling accuracy. Only a small number of minor errorsExcellent range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used appropriately throughoutOnly a few mistakes in characters Task fulfilled fully and appropriatelyVery clear and appropriate response to task with some originality.Excellent ideas.
LowerMid 1st Low 1st
78
74
Very high quality workExcellent piece of writing.
Generally excellent level of grammar and spelling accuracy. There are some grammatical mistakes, but they hardly impede the meaning.Generally excellent range of appropriate vocabulary and structuresGenerally complex sentence structures are used appropriatelyOnly occasional mistakes in characters Task fulfilled fullyClear and appropriate response to taskExcellent ideas.
Upper Second (2.1) High 2.1Mid 2.1Low 2.1
68
65
62
High quality work.Very good piece of writing
Grammatical accuracy is reasonably consistent. There are some errors, but intended meaning is generally understandable.Very good range of vocabulary and structuresComplex sentence structures are used.Most of the characters are written correctly. Very good fulfilment of the task.Clear responseMost of the main points are addressed and developed in a clear and sufficient manner.Very good ideas
Lower Second (2.2) High 2.2Mid 2.2Low 2.2
58
55
52
Competent workSatisfactory piece of writing
There are a noticeable number of errors. Some errors impede meaning in partsSimple structures are used reasonably correctly, but complex structures are often erroneous.Range of vocabulary and structures is somewhat limitedSome attempts to use complex structures.Although there are some mistakes in characters, they are largely still recognizable. Adequate fulfilment of the task.Many of the main points are addressed, but some are developed in a simple, inappropriate or unclear manner.
Third High 3rd Mid 3rd Low 3rd  48
45
42
Work of limited qualityLimited piece of writing
Grammatical mistakes are frequent, some of which affect comprehension.The range of vocab and structures are fairly limited. Over all it tends to use more simple vocab and structures.Only occasional attempts to use some complex vocab and structures, but attempts are often unsuccessful.Mistakes in writing characters are evident. Limited fulfilment of the task.Most of the main points are addressed, but in a limited or minimum manner.Or some parts may be reasonably expressed, but other parts are omitted or barely mentioned.
Fail High Fail 38 Work does not meet standards required for the level. Evidence of study and demonstrates some knowledge and skills.Unsatisfactory piece of writing
Most sentences contain errors and the number of errors makes comprehension difficult.Vocabulary and structures used tend to be simple. Unsatisfactory fulfilment of the task.Response is attempted, but unsuccessfullySome of the main points may be addressed, but they are inadequately or unclearly expressed.
Fail 32 Work is significantly below the standard required for the level. Some evidence of study and skills acquired, but subject to very serious omissions and errors.Very unsatisfactory piece of writing
Vocab and structures are very simple and erroneous. It is difficult to understand An inadequate and unclear fulfilment of the task.Some points are addressed, but they are expressed inadequately and unclearly.
25 Poor quality work well below the standards required for the level.Wholly unsatisfactory piece of writing
Low Fail 12 Occasional recognizable words and sentences but they make little senseLittle evidence of grammatical/lexical competence.Or not enough language to assess Failed fulfilment of the task.Most task elements missing.
Zero Zero 0 Work of no merit OR Absent, work not submitted, penalty in some misconduct cases