1. Home
  2. Syllabuses
  3. Senior Years (11–12) Syllabuses
  4. Languages
  5. Arabic Beginners
  6. Arabic Beginners Performance Band descriptions
Print this page Reduce font size Increase font size

Arabic Beginners – Performance band descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Print this page Reduce font size Increase font size