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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

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

2 unit French Beginners

2016 Candidature - 616

Band 6
(21.75%)

Communicates effectively across a range of topics in spoken French. Writes cohesive, well-structured texts appropriate to a range of audiences, purposes and 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
(24.83%)

Communicates across a range of topics in spoken French. 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
(25.32%)

Communicates ideas and information in spoken French. 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
(13.63%)

Communicates some ideas and information in familiar contexts in spoken French. Writes texts with some regard to purpose. Demonstrates a basic knowledge of French vocabulary and applies French grammar and syntax inconsistently. Demonstrates a general understanding of straightforward texts and identifies some specific information in more complex ones.
Band 2
(9.74%)

Understands some simple questions and responds in comprehensible spoken French. Writes some words, phrases and sentences in comprehensible French. Identifies some information in texts.
Band 1
(4.7%)

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