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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

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

2 unit Italian Continuers

2016 Candidature - 273

Band 6
(21.24%)

Maintains communication by clarifying, justifying and elaborating on ideas appropriately on known topics. Demonstrates an extensive knowledge of language structures, vocabulary, idiom, grammar and syntax. Demonstrates an ability to use various written text types proficiently. Demonstrates a comprehensive global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify specific detail by summarising, interpreting and evaluating ideas and information. Uses Italian accurately and creatively to communicate a range of ideas and opinions appropriate to audience and purpose.
Band 5
(36.99%)

Maintains communication through the exchange of relevant information and ideas expressed coherently with occasional hesitation and some imperfections. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of language structures, vocabulary, idiom, grammar and syntax. Demonstrates an ability to use various written text types competently. Demonstrates a good global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify most specific detail by summarising and interpreting ideas and information. Uses Italian accurately to communicate a range of ideas and opinions appropriate to audience and purpose.
Band 4
(24.9%)

Maintains communication with some hesitation and some inaccuracies, expressing a limited range of ideas. Demonstrates an adequate knowledge of language structures, vocabulary, idiom and syntax. Demonstrates an ability to use various written text types adequately. Demonstrates a global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify some specific information. Conveys information with some regard to context, purpose and audience.
Band 3
(11.35%)

Maintains communication with simple structures but with repetition, some dependence on anglicisms, frequent pauses and errors. Demonstrates a limited understanding of grammatical concepts using simple language structures and vocabulary with frequent grammatical and idiom errors. Demonstrates an ability to use some text types. Demonstrates an elementary global understanding of spoken and written texts and the ability to identify some relevant information.
Band 2
(3.29%)

Communicates orally using single words, well-rehearsed phrases or with recourse to English vocabulary and syntax resulting in a laboured communication. Demonstrates a limited range of vocabulary and syntax and no knowledge of idiom. Demonstrates an elementary understanding of spoken and written texts.
Band 1
(2.19%)

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