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JABATAN PELAJARAN PERAK

KEMENTERIAN PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA

LEARNING TO SCORE 2005

SET 2

BAHASA INGGERIS

KERTAS 1

SKEMA PEMARKAHAN

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Set 2 – Section A: Directed Writing (Question 1)

MARK SCHEME:
Content: 6 marks
Elaboration: 6 marks
Format: 3 marks
Language: 20 marks
Total: 35 marks

CONTENT POINTS:
Award 1 mark for each of the following content point. (1 X 6 = 6 marks)
Award 1 mark for the elaboration of each content point. (1 X 6 = 6 marks)

C1 - regular exercise
C2 - learn to be more relaxed
C3 - regular meals
C4 - enough sleep
C5 - organize their daily schedule
C6 - positive attitude

BAND SCALE FOR LANGUAGE: CRITERIA FOR MARKING LANGUAGE

Description of Criteria
Mark Range

• The language is accurate apart from occasional first draft


slips.
• Sentence structure is varied and shows that the candidate
is able to use sentence length and type to achieve an
intended effect.
• Vocabulary shows some sophistication and is used with
A
precision.
• Punctuation is accurate and helpful to the reader.
19 – 20
• Spelling is accurate across the full range of vocabulary
used.
• Paragraphs have unity and are appropriately linked.
• The style is formal, informative and concise.
• The tone is polite and courteous.

• The language is almost always accurate but there may be


more minor or first draft slips.
• Errors may also arise from more ambitious structures
which are imperfectly understood.
• Sentences show some variation, length and type, including
B
the confident use of complex sentences.
• Punctuation is almost always accurate and generally
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helpful to the reader.
• Vocabulary is wide enough to convey intended shades of
meaning with some precision.
• Spelling is nearly always accurate.
• It is written in paragraphs and shows some unity and is

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usually linked appropriately.
• The style is formal and avoids digression.
• The tone is polite enough and generally appropriate and
informative.

• The language is largely accurate to communicate meaning


clearly to the reader.
• Simple structures are used without error; mistakes may
occur when more sophisticated structures are attempted.
• Vocabulary is adequate to convey intended meaning
although it may not be sufficiently developed to achieve
precision.
• Sentences show some variety of length and structure
C although there is a tendency to repeat some sentence
types, giving it a monotonous effect.
13 - 15 • Punctuation is generally accurate although errors may
occur in more complex uses.
• It is written in paragraphs which show some unity,
although links may be absent or in appropriate.
• The style shows some understanding of the need to be
formal.
• There may be occasional lapses in the tone but an attempt
to be polite and informative is evident.

• The language is sufficiently accurate.


• There will be patches of clarity particularly when simple
structures are used.
• Mistakes will occur when more complex sentences are
attempted.
• There may be some variety of sentence length and type
but this may not be successful in enhancing meaning or
arousing interest.
• Vocabulary is adequate but lacks precision.
• Simple words are spelt correctly, but errors may occur
D
when unfamiliar words are used.
10 – 12 • Punctuation is generally correct but does not enhance or
clarify meaning.
• Sentence separation errors may occur.
• It is written in paragraphs which may show some unity in
topic.
• The style shows an attempt has been made to achieve
formality but this may not be sustained.
• The tone is not always appropriate although it is evident
that the candidate has some understanding of what is
required.

• Meaning is never in doubt but single word errors


sufficiently frequent and serious to hamper precision and
E speed of reading.
• Some simple structures will be accurate but accuracy is
7–9 not sustained for long.
• Vocabulary is limited and either too simple to convey
precise meaning or are imperfectly understood.

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• Simple words will usually be spelt accurately but mistakes
will occur when more difficult words are used.
• It will have paragraphs but these lack unity and links are
incorrectly used or it may not be paragraphed at all.
• There may be errors of sentence separation and
punctuation.
• The style may fail to achieve the requirement of this task.
• The tone may inappropriate for a formal piece of writing.

• Meaning is usually fairly clear.


• The reader feels that the correction of ‘single word’ errors
may produce a piece of fairly accurate English but the
incidence of errors is high and will definitely impede the
reading.
• A few simple structures are used accurately.
• Vocabulary may not extend beyond a simple range of
words that are inadequate to express intended shades of
U (i)
meaning.
• Punctuation will sometimes be used correctly but sentence
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separation errors may occur.
• Paragraphs may not be used, or if used, show a lack of
planning.
• There may be frequent spelling errors.
• The style may not be accurate or if it is, may not show
understanding of the detailed requirements of the task.
• The tone is inappropriate.

• Some sense will usually be decipherable but some of the


errors will be multiple, requiring the reader to re-read and
re-organise before meaning becomes clear.
U (ii) • Whole sections make little or no sense.
• There are unlikely to be more than one or two accurate
2–3 sentences.
• The content is comprehensible but its tone and style are
hidden by the density of errors.

• Scripts in this category are almost entirely impossible to


recognise as pieces of English.
• Whole sections may make no sense at all or are copied
U (iii)
from the task.
• Award ‘1’ mark if some sense can be obtained.
0–1
• The mark ‘0’ should only be awarded if it makes no sense
at all from beginning to end.

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CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CONTINUOUS WRITING

Apart from the very occasional first draft slips, the language is entirely
accurate. Sentence structure is varied and shows that the candidate is
able to use various types of sentences to achieve a particular effect.
A
Vocabulary is wide and is used with precision. Punctuation is accurate and
helpful to the reader. Spelling is accurate across the whole range of
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vocabulary used. Paragraphs are well-planned, have unity and are linked.
Topic is addressed with consistent relevance. The interest of the reader is
aroused and sustained.
The language is accurate; occasional errors are either minor of first draft
slips. Vocabulary is wide enough to convey intended shades of meaning
with some precision. Sentences show some variation of length and types,
B including some complex sentences. Punctuation is accurate and generally
38-43 helpful. Spelling is nearly always accurate. Paragraphs show some
evidence of planning, have unity and are usually appropriately linked. The
piece of writing is relevant to the topic and the interest of the reader is
aroused and sustained through most of the composition.
The language is largely accurate. Simple structures are used without error;
mistakes may occur when more sophisticated structures are attempted.
Vocabulary is wide enough to convey intended meaning but may lack
precision. Sentences may show some variety of structure and length but
there is tendency to use one type of structure, giving it a monotonous
C
effect. Spelling of simple vocabulary may be correct but errors may occur
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when more sophisticated words are used. Punctuation of simple structures
is accurate on the whole. The composition is written in paragraphs which
may show some unity, although links may be absent or inappropriate. The
writing is relevant but may lack originality and planning. Some interest is
aroused but not sustained.
The language is sufficiently accurate to communicate meaning clearly to
the reader. There will be patches of clear, accurate language, particularly
when simple vocabulary and structures are used. There may be some
variety of sentence type and length but the purpose is not clearly seen.
D
Vocabulary is usually adequate to show intended meaning but this is not
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developed to show precision. Simple words will be spelt correctly but more
spelling errors will occur. Paragraphs are used but show lack of planning
or unity. The topic is addressed with some relevance but the reader may
find compositions at this level lacking in liveliness and interest value.
Meaning is never in doubt but errors are sufficiently frequent and serious to
hamper reading. Simple structures may be accurate, but a script at this
level is unlikely to sustain accuracy for long. Vocabulary is limited, either
too simple to convey precise meaning or more ambitious but imperfectly
E understood. Simple words may be spelt correctly but frequent mistakes in
20-25 spelling and punctuation make reading the script difficult. Paragraphs lack
unity or are haphazardly arranged. The subject matter will be relevant to
the topic only a partial treatment is given. The high incidence of linguistic
error is likely to distract the reader from any merits of content that the
composition may have.
Script in this category will show considerable limitations of subject matter,
U(i) usually because of the candidate’s lack of linguistic skills. There will be
14-19 many serious errors of various kinds throughout the script but they are
mainly of the one word type i.e. they could be corrected without rewriting

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the whole sentence. Although communication is established, the frequent
errors may cause blurring. Sentences will be simple and very often
repetitive. Punctuation will sometimes be used correctly. There may be no
paragraph but meaning is fairly clear.
The reader is able to get some sense out of the script but errors are
multiple in nature, requiring the reader to read and re-read before being
U(ii) able to understand. At this level, there may be only a few accurate
8-13 sentences throughout the script. The content may be comprehensible, but
the incidence of error is so high as to make the meaning blur. This type of
script may also be far short of the required number of words.
Scripts in this category are almost entirely impossible to read. Whole
U(iii) sections may make little or no sense at all. Where occasional patches of
0-7 clarity occur, marks should be awarded. The mark of ‘0’ should only be
given if the script makes no sense at all, from beginning to end.

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