Paper 2 Rubric Language and Literature

CRITERION A (ANALYZING) -- Knowledge and understanding  How much knowledge and understanding of the part 3 works and their context has the student demonstrated in relation to the question answered?

50  60

70  75

83  85  88

93   96

98  100

1 LITTLE KNOWLEDGE is shown of the part 3 works and the way context affects their meaning.

2 Knowledge of the part 3 works and the way context affects their meaning is SOMETIMES ILLUSTRATED; understanding is SUPERFICIAL.

3 Knowledge of the part 3 works and the way context affects their meaning is ADEQUATELY  ILLUSTRATED; understanding is SATISFACTORY.

4 Knowledge of the part 3 works and the way context affects their meaning is PERTINENTLY  ILLUSTRATED  and the understanding shown is GOOD.

5 Knowledge of the part 3 works and the way context affects their meaning is THOROUGHLY  and PERSUASIVELY  ILLUSTRATED and the understanding shown is PERCEPTIVE.

CRITERION A (ANALYZING) - Response to the question:  To what extent is an understanding of the expectations of the question shown? How relevant is the response to these expectations, and how far does it show critical analysis?

50  60

70  75

83  85  88

93   96

98  100

1 There is LITTLE  awareness of the EXPECTATIONS of the question.

2 There is SOME awareness of the EXPECTATIONS of the question; the response is only PARTLY RELEVANT and is mostly UNSUBSTANTIATED GENERALIZATION.

3 There is ADEQUATE awareness of the EXPECTATIONS of the question; the response is generally relevant and critical.

4 There is GOOD understanding of the EXPECTATIONS and SOME of the SUBTLETIES of the question; the response is consistently relevant and critical.

5 There is EXCELLENT  understanding of the EXPECTATIONS  and MANY of the SUBTLETIES of the question; the response is RELEVANT, FOCUSED and INSIGHTFUL.

CRITERION B (STYLE) - Understanding of the use and effects of stylistic features To what extent does the essay show awareness of how the writer’s choices of the stylistic features in the texts (for example, characterization, setting, theme, narrative point of view, structure, style and technique) are used to construct meaning?

50  60

70  75

83  85  88

93   96

98  100

1 There is LIMITED awareness or illustration of the use of STYLISTIC features.

2 There is SOME awareness and illustration of the use of STYLISTIC features, with limited understanding of their effects.

3 There is ADEQUATE awareness and illustration of the use of STYLISTIC features, with adequate understanding of their effects.

4 There is GOOD awareness and illustration of the use of STYLISTIC features, with good understanding of their effects.

5 There is EXCELLENT awareness and illustration of the use of STYLISTIC features, with very good understanding of their effects.

CRITERION C (ORGANIZATION)  Organization and development How logical and developed is the argument of the essay?  How coherent & effective is the structure of the essay?

50  60

70  75

83  85  88

93   96

98  100

1 There is LITTLE  FOCUS, structure, sequencing of ideas and development.

2 There is SOME FOCUS, structure, sequencing of ideas and development.

3 There is ADEQUATE FOCUS, STRUCTURE,  of ideas and development.

4 There is GOOD FOCUS and STRUCTURE, with a coherent sequence and development.

5 There is PRECISE FOCUS and excellent structure; the work is coherently sequenced and THOROUGHLY  DEVELOPED.

CRITERION D (LANGUAGE): How clear, varied and accurate is the language? How appropriate is the choice of register, style and terminology? (“Register” refers, in this context, to the student’s use of elements such as vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and terminology appropriate to the task.)

50  60

70  75

83  85  88

93   96

98  100

1 Language is RARELY CLEAR and appropriate; there are many errors in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction and little sense of register and style.

2 Language is SOMETIMES CLEAR and carefully chosen; grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction are fairly accurate, although ERRORS and inconsistencies are apparent; the register and style are to some extent appropriate to the task.

3 Language is CLEAR and carefully chosen with an ADEQUATE DEGREE of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction despite some lapses; register and style are mostly appropriate to the task.

4 Language is CLEAR and CAREFULLY CHOSEN, with a GOOD degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are consistently appropriate to the task.

5 Language is VERY CLEAR, EFFECTIVE, carefully chosen and PRECISE, with a HIGH DEGREE of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are effective and appropriate to the task.

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 Mark range:

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5 6 7 8

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0   42 45 48

52 55 58

62  64 66  68

72 75  78

83  84 86  88

91  93  95

96 97 98 99 100