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AQA GCSE English Language P1 Explorations Mark Scheme School Days Section B

ghallahan | Friday October 30, 2015

Categories: KS4, AQA GCSE, AQA GCSE English Language 2015, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Schemes, Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing Assessment Pack

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.


Either:

Write a description suggested by this picture

Or:

Write a story that begins with the sentence: ‘Nothing could have prepared them then for what was about to happen that afternoon…’

(24 marks for content and organization;
16 marks for technical accuracy)

[40 marks]


Mark Scheme

AO5

Content and Organisation

  • Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively, selecting and adapting tone, style and register for different forms, purposes and audiences.
  • Organise information and ideas, using structural and grammatical features to support coherence and cohesion of texts.

Level Skills


Level 4 19-24 marks

  • Compelling, Convincing

Upper Level 4 22-24 marks

Content

  • Register is convincing and compelling for audience
  • Assuredly matched to purpose
  • Extensive and ambitious vocabulary with sustained crafting of linguistic devices

Organisation

  • Varied and inventive use of structural features
  • Writing is compelling, incorporating a range of convincing and complex ideas
  • Fluently linked paragraphs with seamlessly integrated discourse markers
  1. At the top of the range, a student’s response will meet all of the skills descriptors for Content and Organisation
  2. At the bottom of the range, a student will have the lower range of Level 4 and at least one of the skills descriptors for Content and Organisation from the upper range of Level 4

Lower Level 4 19-21 marks

Content

  • Register is convincingly matched to audience
  • Convincingly matched to purpose
  • Extensive vocabulary with conscious crafting of linguistic devices

Organisation

  • Varied and effective structural features
  • Writing is highly engaging with a...

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