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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

2016 Arabic Beginners Performance Band Descriptors and State Performance (Acrobat PDF)

2 unit Arabic Beginners

2016 Candidature - 3

Band 6
(0%)

Communicates effectively across a range of topics in Arabic. Writes cohesive, well-structured texts appropriate to a range of audiences, purposes or contexts. Demonstrates an excellent control of vocabulary and language structures. Demonstrates an excellent understanding of a range of texts by identifying their audience, purpose and context; by interpreting and summarising information; and by drawing conclusions and justifying opinions about them.
Band 5
(33.33%)

Communicates across a range of topics in Arabic. Writes cohesive texts appropriate to audience, purpose and context. Demonstrates a good control of vocabulary and language structures. Demonstrates a good understanding of a range of texts by identifying their audience, purpose and context; by interpreting and summarising information; and by drawing some conclusions and justifying opinions about them.
Band 4
(33.33%)

Communicates ideas and information in Arabic. Writes texts with some regard to audience, purpose and context, linking ideas and information. Demonstrates some control of vocabulary and language structures. Demonstrates a general understanding of and identifies some specific information in a range of texts.
Band 3
(33.33%)

Communicates some ideas and information in familiar contexts in Arabic. Writes texts with some regard to purpose. Demonstrates a basic knowledge of Arabic vocabulary and applies Arabic grammar and syntax inconsistently. Demonstrates a general understanding of straightforward texts and identifies some specific information in more complex ones.
Band 2
(0%)

Understands some simple questions and responds in comprehensible Arabic. Writes some words, phrases and sentences in comprehensible Arabic. Identifies some information in texts.
Band 1
(0%)

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