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2 unit German Beginners
2006 Candidature - 144
Band 6  (25.00%)
Communicates effectively and naturally through the exchange of relevant information, opinions and ideas with occasional hesitations and minor inaccuracies. Manipulates German authentically, demonstrating an excellent knowledge and control of vocabulary, idiom, grammar and language structures. Creates cohesive texts through the effective structuring and sequencing of ideas and information for a particular audience, purpose and context. Demonstrates consistent, appropriate use of the conventions of register and text type. Demonstrates an excellent understanding of the overall meaning of a broad range of spoken and written texts as well as identifying detail in texts.
Band 5  (18.05%)
Communicates clearly through the exchange of relevant information and opinions but with occasional hesitations and errors. Manipulates German competently, showing a thorough knowledge and control of vocabulary, idiom, grammar and language structures. Demonstrates the consistent ability to sequence ideas and information effectively in texts for a particular audience, purpose and context. Demonstrates appropriate use of the conventions of register and text type. Demonstrates an overall understanding of a range of spoken and written texts as well as identifying most relevant detail.
Band 4  (23.61%)
Maintains satisfactory oral communication despite errors in grammar and pronunciation and some hesitation. Demonstrates the use of a range of vocabulary and language structures to communicate effectively in German. Demonstrates the ability to organise and express ideas and information with some weaknesses in structure and sequencing. Generally observes the conventions of register and text type. Demonstrates some overall understanding of spoken and written texts with the ability to identify some detail.
Band 3  (16.66%)
Maintains basic oral communication in German, relying heavily on English syntax and using simple structures and vocabulary with frequent pauses and errors. Demonstrates an understanding of basic vocabulary and familiar language structures with errors in spelling, grammar and syntax and with evidence of the influence of English syntax and vocabulary. Presents some coherently linked ideas. Displays a basic grasp of the conventions of register and text type. Demonstrates a basic understanding of the main ideas in spoken and written texts but does not always identify relevant detail accurately.
Band 2  (11.11%)
Communicates a limited range of information and ideas using set formulae, relying on English syntax. Applies a limited vocabulary and a limited range of expressions to communicate in German with errors in spelling, grammar, syntax and with significant evidence of the influence of English syntax and vocabulary. Displays limited skills in linking ideas. Demonstrates isolated evidence of the use of the conventions of register and text type. Identifies isolated detail and/or single words in spoken and written texts.
Band 1  (4.16%)
A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.

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