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HSC Languages Extension
Marking Guidelines – Oral examination

Applies to:

  • Arabic Extension
  • Chinese Extension
  • French Extension
  • German Extension
  • Indonesian Extension
  • Italian Extension
  • Japanese Extension
  • Modern Greek Extension
  • Spanish Extension

Outcomes assessed: H1.1, H1.2

MARKING GUIDELINES
Criteria Marks
  • Presents and develops a logical and well-structured argument within the time allocation
  • Supports the argument with relevant ideas and information
  • Communicates ideas and information confidently and fluently, with authentic intonation and pronunciation
  • Demonstrates a sophistication of vocabulary and sentence structure and a consistently high level of grammatical accuracy
10
  • Presents and develops a logical argument within the time allocation
  • Supports the argument with relevant ideas and information
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively and fluently, with authentic intonation and pronunciation
  • Demonstrates a good control of a range of vocabulary and language structures and a high level of grammatical accuracy
8–9
  • Links some relevant ideas and information to formulate an argument
  • Supports the argument with some relevant information
  • Communicates ideas and information effectively, with some degree of fluency and grammatical accuracy
6–7
  • Attempts to present an argument, using relevant information or ideas
  • Communicates in comprehensible language
4–5
  • Communicates some relevant ideas and/or information in comprehensible language
2–3
  • Communicates some information
1
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