|Degree of Communication: ideas, delivery of message
||Point on scale
|Outstanding for level
|Shows sound control of the range of structures appropriate to the level, and exploits them essentially without error. Detail (e.g. gender, case) very accurate.
Good and varied vocabulary; idiomatic use of standard language.
|Thorough, in-depth understanding of subject matter evident, together with consistently critical analysis throughout.
||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.
|Comprehensive grasp of wide range of aspects of subject matter and good display of analytical thinking.
||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.
|Fairly good grasp of main issues and some attempt at discussion and analysis. May lack overall coherence.
Performance not sustained through.
||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.
|Some awareness demonstrated of main issues but poor grasp of overall picture and no attempt at analysis.
Ideas are not clearly conveyed.
||Texts extremely difficult/ impossible to understand.
Control of grammar, vocabulary, detail essentially absent.
|No or little awareness demonstrated of main issues.
Superficial, lacking in structure.
||essentially nothing of value