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Discursive Writing - Candidate 3

The candidate was awarded 40 marks.


The candidate writes in a well-organised and structured way. She uses content which is relevant throughout, addressing the stimulus fully. The candidate presents different arguments and viewpoints and draws a conclusion. Overall this is a comprehensive and well thought-out response in which the language flows well.


The candidate demonstrates a high degree of grammatical accuracy corresponding to the level, although there are some errors which do not detract from the overall impression (el frase, reconstituida, consideramos, un reciente informe). She uses a comprehensive range of verbs accurately and tenses are consistent and accurate (present indicative and subjunctive, perfect, conditional, imperfect indicative and subjunctive) and demonstrates evidence of confident handling of all aspects of grammar and spelling.

Language resource

The candidate uses mostly complex and sophisticated language throughout with a wide range of structures and vocabulary appropriate to Advanced Higher (a velocidad de vértigo, con el fin de llegar a una conclusión definitiva, ciertos sectores dirían que, hubieran aprobado….habría sido, es imprescindible que sopesemos). There is a comprehensive range of verbs and tenses (see above) and the candidate makes very good use of co-ordinating conjunctions and discourse markers (con el fin de, en primer lugar, por otro lado, por eso, en cualquier caso, en resumen). The language flows well and ideas and opinions are expressed effectively.