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Performance Band Descriptors — 2016 Higher School Certificate

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

2 unit Japanese Continuers

2016 Candidature - 640

Band 6
(23.28%)

Initiates and sustains communication through the exchange of relevant ideas and information expressed appropriately. Demonstrates an extensive knowledge of vocabulary and advanced structures. Structures and sequences ideas and information consistently, logically and coherently. Demonstrates an extensive understanding of the global meaning of written and spoken texts by identifying detail in complex sentences and by interpreting and evaluating ideas and information. Demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the prescribed kanji and accurate use of script. Writes detailed and accurate texts in various text types.
Band 5
(33.28%)

Sustains communication through the exchange of relevant ideas and information, with occasional hesitation. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of vocabulary and advanced structures. Structures and sequences ideas and information generally logically and coherently. Demonstrates a global understanding of spoken and written texts by identifying most relevant details and by interpreting and evaluating information. Demonstrates a very good knowledge of the prescribed kanji and script. Writes clear logical texts with minor errors in various text types.
Band 4
(23.43%)

Communicates orally through an exchange of relevant ideas with reasonable fluency. Demonstrates a sound knowledge of vocabulary and advanced structures. Demonstrates a good ability to structure and sequence ideas and information. Demonstrates a global understanding and interpretation of spoken and written texts without identifying all relevant detail. Demonstrates a good knowledge of the prescribed kanji and script. Writes logical texts in various text types with some errors.
Band 3
(14.06%)

Communicates orally with some relevant ideas but limited fluency. Demonstrates a satisfactory working knowledge of vocabulary and syntax. Demonstrates a limited ability to structure and sequence ideas and information. Demonstrates the ability to comprehend isolated details in spoken and written forms. Demonstrates the ability to read and write some of the prescribed kanji and script.
Band 2
(4.68%)

Communicates orally with frequent use of anglicisms and English syntax. Demonstrates knowledge of some basic vocabulary and grammar items. Demonstrates the ability to read and write basic sentences. Identifies minor details such as numbers and borrowed words in spoken and written text. Reads a minimal range of kanji (ie, numbers) in context. Demonstrates an ability to write hiragana and some single katakana correctly.
Band 1
(1.25%)

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