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Performance Band Descriptors - 2011 Higher School Certificate

2 unit Spanish Continuers

2011 Candidature - 171

Band 6
(11.69%)

Initiates and sustains conversation in Spanish by exchanging relevant information and ideas accurately and fluently. Demonstrates an extensive knowledge and understanding of language structures, vocabulary, idiom, colloquialisms, grammar, nuance and syntax. Demonstrates the ability to manipulate language structures and to sequence ideas authentically and creatively. Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the global meaning and the ability to identify relevant detail from both spoken and written texts by analysing, summarising, interpreting and evaluating ideas and information. Demonstrates an understanding and command of register and the conventions of text types.
Band 5
(52.04%)

Initiates and sustains conversation in Spanish by exchanging relevant information and ideas fluently but with occasional errors in syntax and pronunciation. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of language structures, vocabulary, idiom, colloquialisms, grammar and syntax. Demonstrates the ability to manipulate language and to structure and sequence ideas with some degree of authenticity and creativity. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the global meaning and the ability to identify relevant detail from both spoken and written texts by summarising and interpreting ideas and information. Demonstrates an understanding and good use of register and the conventions of text types with minor inaccuracies.
Band 4
(30.4%)

Sustains conversation in Spanish by exchanging relevant information with some hesitation and with some errors in syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation. Demonstrates an adequate knowledge and understanding of language structures, vocabulary, grammar, idiom and syntax. Demonstrates the ability to organise and express most ideas reasonably but with a number of weaknesses in structuring and sequencing. Demonstrates adequate understanding of the global meaning and identifies some relevant detail from both spoken and written texts. Demonstrates some understanding of register and generally observes conventions of text types.
Band 3
(3.5%)

Sustains basic oral communication in Spanish using simple structures and vocabulary with frequent pauses and errors. Expresses ideas and information using simple grammatical structures and a limited range of vocabulary with errors. Demonstrates a basic knowledge and understanding of vocabulary and syntax and attempts to use some common idioms and expressions. Demonstrates a basic understanding of spoken and written texts and identifies some appropriate detail. Demonstrates a rudimentary grasp of the register and the conventions of text types.
Band 2
(1.75%)

Communicates a limited range of ideas in Spanish using single words and set formulae, and with occasional use of anglicisms and English syntax. Demonstrates an elementary knowledge and understanding of language structures and vocabulary. Identifies some minor detail. Attempts to apply the conventions of text types.
Band 1
(0%)

A mark in this band indicates that the student has achieved below the minimum standard expected.
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