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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level

MARK SCHEME for the October/November 2010 question paper for the guidance of teachers

8001 GENERAL PAPER
8001/11 Paper 1, maximum raw mark 50

This mark scheme is published as an aid to teachers and candidates, to indicate the requirements of the examination. It shows the basis on which Examiners were instructed to award marks. It does not indicate the details of the discussions that took place at an Examiners’ meeting before marking began, which would have considered the acceptability of alternative answers. Mark schemes must be read in conjunction with the question papers and the report on the examination.



CIE will not enter into discussions or correspondence in connection with these mark schemes.

CIE is publishing the mark schemes for the October/November 2010 question papers for most IGCSE, GCE Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level syllabuses and some Ordinary Level syllabuses.

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Mark Scheme: Teachers’ version GCE AS LEVEL – October/November 2010 USE OF ENGLISH CRITERIA TABLE Marks

Syllabus 8001

Paper 11

Band 1 ‘excellent’: fully operational command

18–20

• • • • •

Very few slips / errors. Highly fluent. Very effective use of expressions and idioms. Excellent use of vocabulary; (near) faultless grammar. Excellent sentence structure and organisation of paragraphs. • Excellent spelling / punctuation. • • • • • • Few slips / errors. Fluent. Effective use of expressions / idioms. Good use of vocabulary; sound grammar. Good sentence structure / well-organised paragraphs. Good spelling / punctuation.

Band 2 ‘good – very good’: effective command

14–17

Band 3 ‘average’: reasonable command

10–13

• Some slips / basic errors but acceptable standard overall. • Reasonably fluent / not difficult to read. • Generally appropriate use of expressions / idioms. • Fair range and apt use of basic vocabulary; acceptable grammar. • Simple / unambitious sentence structure paragraphing. • Reasonable spelling / punctuation. • • • • • • Regular and frequent slips / errors. Hesitant fluency / not easy to follow at times. Some inappropriate expressions / idioms. Limited range of vocabulary; faulty grammar. Some flawed sentence structure / paragraphing. Regular spelling / punctuation errors.

Band 4 ‘flawed but not weak’: inconsistent command

6–9

Band 5 ‘weak – very weak’: little / (no) effective communication

0–5

• Almost every line contains (many) slips / errors of all kinds. • Little / (no) fluency / difficult (almost impossible) to follow. • (very) poor use of expression / idiom. • (very) poor range of vocabulary: (very) poor grammar. • (very) poor sentence structure / paragraphing. • (very) poor spelling / punctuation. • Bracketed descriptors denote 0–2 range of marks.

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Mark Scheme: Teachers’ version GCE AS LEVEL – October/November 2010 CONTENT CRITERIA TABLE

Syllabus 8001

Paper 11

Band 1 ‘excellent’: Very good and comprehensive knowledge / understanding of topic Band 2 ‘good – very good’: good knowledge / understanding of topic Band 3 UPPER ‘average’: sound knowledge / understanding of topic Band 3 LOWER fair knowledge / understanding of topic

26–30

• Comprehensive coverage, totally relevant material, perceptive, analytical. • Thoughtful, enlightening illustration using local, national and international examples where applicable. • Coherent and engaging discussion, displaying sensitivity, sophistication, awareness and maturity. • (very) well structured. • Totally (near totally) relevant, well focused but less analytical and perceptive than Band 1. • Major points well developed. • (very) good range of examples / illustration. • Logical and systematic discussion. • Effectively structured. • Competent: major points adequately developed. • Largely relevant and remains focused on the question....
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