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Example 1 - Short Story

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"Short Story" - Imaginative 

Pieces of writing which pass (ie meet the minimum requirements of the Performance Criteria) should be assigned to one of four categories as follows:

Category
Mark(s) Broad descriptor
I 25  Outstanding
II 21 or 23  Very sound
III 17 or 19  Comfortably achieves the Performance Criteria
IV 13 or 15  Just succeeds in achieving the Performance Criteria

 Pieces of writing which fail to meet the minimum requirements of one or more than one Performance Criterion should be assigned to one of two categories as follows:

Category Mark(s) Broad descriptor
V 11 or 9 Fails to achieve one or more than one Performance Criterion and/or to achieve consistent technical accuracy
VI* 7 or 5 Serious shortcomings

In Categories II – VI, the choice of which mark to award should be determined by the level of certainty with which the piece of writing has been assigned to the category.

* Pieces of writing in this category will be extremely rare. It should be used only in cases of extreme thinness or serious weaknesses in expression and/or technical accuracy.

** Marks below 5 can, in exceptional circumstances be awarded, for example to a piece of writing which is of extreme brevity, perhaps just a few lines.

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