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General Certificate of Secondary Education

English/ English Language
Unit 1 H Tier
Understanding and producing non-fiction texts

Mark Scheme Version 2.0
2012 examination - Jan series

Mark schemes are prepared by the Principal Examiner and considered, together with the relevant questions, by a panel of subject teachers. This mark scheme includes any amendments made at the standardisation meeting attended by all examiners and is the scheme which was used by them in this examination. The standardisation meeting ensures that the mark scheme covers the same, correct way. As preparation for the standardisation meeting each examiner analyses a discussed at the meeting and legislated for. If, after this meeting, examiners encounter unusual answers which have not been discussed at the meeting they are required to refer these to the Principal Examiner. It must be stressed that a mark scheme is a working document, in many cases further developed reactions to a particular paper. Assumptions about principles of assessment remain constant, details will change, depending on the content of a particular examination paper.

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English/English LanguageENG1H-AQA GCSE Mark Scheme 2012 January series

INTRODUCTION The information provided for each question is intended to be a guide to the kind of answers anticipated and is neither exhaustive nor prescriptive. All appropriate responses should be given credit. Where literary or linguistic terms appear in the Mark Scheme, they do so generally for the sake of brevity. Knowledge of such terms, other than those given in the specification, is not required. However, when determining the level of response for a particular answer, examiners should take into account any instances where the candidate uses these terms effectively to aid the clarity and precision of the argument.

DESCRIPTIONS OF LEVELS OF RESPONSE The following procedure must be adopted in marking by levels of response: read the answer as a whole work down through the descriptors to find the one which best fits where there is more than one mark available in a level, determine the mark from the mark range judging whether the answer is nearer to the level above or to the one below. Since answers will rarely match a descriptor in all respects, examiners must allow good performance in some aspects to compensate for shortcomings in other respects. Consequently, iptor to be matched. Examiners should aim to use the full range of levels and marks, taking into account the standard that can reasonably be expected of candidates after one or two years of study on the GCSE course and in the time available in the examination.

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English/English LanguageENG1H-AQA GCSE Mark Scheme 2012 January series

SECTION A: READING
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Assessment Objectives

Read and understand texts, selecting material appropriate to purpose, collating from different sources and making comparisons and cross-references as appropriate. Explain and evaluate how writers use linguistic, grammatical, structural and presentational features to achieve effects and engage and influence the reader,...
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