Mock exam paper B - P1 Ordinary Level Marking Scheme

PRE-LEAVING CERTIFICATE, 2012

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MARKING SCHEME

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ENGLISH PAPER 1

ORDINARY Level

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Paper 1

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT

The tasks set for candidates in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be assessed

in accordance with the following criteria:

 Clarity of Purpose (P) 30% of the marks available for the task

 Coherence of Delivery (C) 30% of the marks available for the task

 Efficiency of Language Use (L) 30% of the marks available for the task

 Accuracy of Mechanics (M) 10% of the marks available for the task

Each answer will be in the form of a response to a specific task, requiring candidates

To display a clear and purposeful engagement with the set task

To sustain the response in an appropriate manner over the entire answer

To manage and control language appropriate to the task

To display levels of accuracy in spelling and grammar appropriate to the required/chosen register.

Schematized detail regarding these criteria is to be found in Appendix 1 of this Marking Scheme. The Grade Grid utilized for purposes of applying the criteria for assessment throughout the marking is to be found in Appendix 2 of the Marking Scheme.

Where discrete criteria awarding is in operation, marks will be indicated on candidates’ scripts in all instances in the order in which they are set out above. Thus Clarity of Purpose will always appear first in the list of marks. Marks awarded for Coherence of Delivery will follow and so on to the end.

Marks for Efficiency of Language Use are awarded in so far as the candidate’s answering is considered ‘appropriate to the delivery of the task’. Therefore, where a candidate fails to achieve a D grade mark in both Clarity of Purpose and Coherence of Delivery, award marks for Efficiency of Language Use up to the highest mark within the D band. Marks for Accuracy of Mechanics can still be awarded in line with the

Candidate’s proficiency in this area.

The list of texts prescribed for assessment in 2011 ...

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