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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:
|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:
|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.