How is GCSE English marked?

How is GCSE English marked?

Controlled assessments are graded by teachers using a mark scheme prepared by the principal examiner and a panel of subject teachers, who set out “the kind of answers anticipated”. A “degree of subjectivity” is used in the marking of creative pieces – however a moderation process is intended to ensure fairness.

How do you get a distinction in English speech GCSE?

To be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction a Learner must: be audible, and • use Spoken Standard English which, for the purposes of the spoken language assessment, means that a Learner must: o be intelligible, and o generally use language appropriate to the formal setting of the presentation.

What is AO3 in English GCSE?

AO3: Show understanding of the relationships between texts and the contexts in which they were written. AO4: Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

What is a03 in English language?

AO2: Explain, comment on and analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views. AO3: Compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed, across two or more texts.

What is a merit equivalent to in GCSE?


Technical Award Current GCSE grading 9 to 1 GCSE grading
L2 Distinction* A* 8/9
L2 Distinction A 7
L2 Merit B 6
L2 Pass C 4/5

How can I pass English with distinction?

What is your English level? Take our short English test to find out.

  1. Write a Timetable.
  2. Do your Homework.
  3. Learn How to Pronounce Words.
  4. Learn Spelling Patterns.
  5. Learn the Meaning of Questions.
  6. Learn your Stock Phrases.
  7. Make a List of Vocabulary.
  8. Immerse Yourself in the Language.

Is 70 an A or B?

Letter Grade Percentage Range Mid-Range
A 80% to 89% 85%
B+ 75% to 79% 77.5%
B 70% to 74% 72.5%
C+ 65% to 69% 67.5%

How many paragraphs is a 30 mark question?

5 paragraphs
The main body of the essay should be around 3 or 4 paragraphs for a 20 marker and 4 or 5 paragraphs in length for a 30 marker, meaning that there should be 4 or 5 points that come from both the item that you have been given as well as your own knowledge.

What is a distinction 1 in GCSE?

Level 1 Distinction (L1D) Equivalent to a GCSE grade D. Level 2 Pass (L2P) Equivalent to a GCSE grade C. Level 2 Merit (L2M)