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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

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

2 unit Arabic Continuers

2016 Candidature - 213

Band 6
(11.26%)

Initiates and sustains communication through the exchange of relevant information and ideas expressed appropriately, coherently and fluently. Demonstrates an extensive knowledge and understanding of the language structures, vocabulary, idiom, grammar and syntax of modern standard Arabic. Uses complex language structures demonstrating creativity in the structuring and sequencing of ideas. Demonstrates a comprehensive global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify relevant detail by analysing, summarising, interpreting and evaluating information and ideas. Conveys information appropriate to context, purpose and audience.
Band 5
(41.78%)

Initiates and sustains communication through the exchange of relevant information and ideas expressed coherently but with occasional hesitation and error. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the language structures, vocabulary, idiom, grammar and syntax of modern standard Arabic. Uses complex language structures with reasonable accuracy. Structures and sequences ideas and information with some creativity in writing style. Demonstrates a good global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify most relevant information. Conveys information appropriate to context, purpose and audience with some minor errors in relation to register and text type.
Band 4
(31.45%)

Exchanges relevant information and ideas with some hesitation and error. Demonstrates a sound command of language structures and vocabulary of modern standard Arabic with some errors in spelling and grammar. Organises ideas and information into a meaningful sequence. Demonstrates a global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify some relevant information. Conveys information with some regard to context, purpose and audience.
Band 3
(11.73%)

Exchanges information using simple language structures with some hesitation and error. Demonstrates a range of vocabulary of modern standard Arabic with some variation in language structure with errors in spelling and grammar. Demonstrates a limited ability to link and sequence ideas and information. Demonstrates an elementary global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify some relevant information. Observes some of the conventions of register and text type.
Band 2
(2.34%)

Communicates orally using single, well-rehearsed phrases or with recourse to English vocabulary items and syntax. Demonstrates a limited range of vocabulary and simple language structures of modern standard Arabic. Links some ideas and information. Demonstrates an elementary understanding of spoken and written texts.
Band 1
(1.4%)

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