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Command word

Define/what is meant by.. Describe

Means write about The meaning of the word. You need to learn the keywords and definitions. What is it like? e.g. describe the pattern of a graph what patterns occur? Any anomalies (what doesnt fit the pattern?) No need for explanations. Why is it like that? (i.e. give reasons) Use words like because, due to and so. This is similar to explain but you are expected to bring in ideas of your own,that are not provided in the exam paper. The similarities AND differences. The differences. (Use words like whereas, however, on the other hand) The advantages and disadvantages OR the arguments for and against. (Assess, evaluate and discuss pretty much mean the same thing. They are all about weighing something up.)

Explain Suggest Compare Contrast Distinguish Assess Evaluate Discuss

HIGHER: CASE STUDY MARK SCHEME


Level

0-2 mark s 3-4 mark s 5-6 mark s 7-8 mark

0 1

Description/Explanation Responses insufficient for level 1. Case study named. Gives basic, generic descriptive or weak explanation points.

QWC Communication is fairly clear and information is communicated by brief statements. There is some accuracy of spelling. Articulate communication. Some specialist terms used correctly. There is clear accuracy of SPAG. Logical and structured communication. Some specialist terms are used with proficiency. Accuracy of SPAG. Sophisticated communication and regular use of specialist terms with proficiency. SPAG has

Appropriate case study named. Specific description and explanation. May only address part of the question. Appropriate case study applied well. Provides specific and elaborated description and explanation. Addresses all aspects of the whole question. Appropriate choice of case study applied very well. A sophisticated account with accurate descriptions and explanations.

Addresses all aspects of the whole question. Command word

almost faultless accuracy.

Define/what is meant by .. Describe

Means write about The meaning of the word. You need to learn the keywords and definitions. What is it like? e.g. describe the pattern of a graph what patterns occur? Any anomalies (what doesnt fit the pattern?) No need for explanations. Why is it like that? (i.e. give reasons) Use words like because, due to and so. This is similar to explain but you are expected to bring in ideas of your own, that are not provided in the exam paper. The similarities AND differences. The differences. (Use words like whereas, however, on the other hand) The advantages and disadvantages OR the arguments for and against. (Assess, evaluate and discuss pretty much mean the same thing. They are all about weighing something up.)

Explain Suggest Compare Contrast Distinguish Assess Evaluate Discuss

FOUNDATION: CASE STUDY MARK SCHEME


Level

1 mark 2-3 mark s

0 1 2

Description/Explanation Responses insufficient for level 1. Gives basic, generic descriptive or weak explanation points. Case study named. Gives basic, generic descriptive and/or explanation points.

QWC Communication is unclear.

Appropriate case study named. Provides an

Communication is fairly clear and information is communicated by brief statements. There is some accuracy of spelling. Communication is articulate.

4-5 mark s

account which includes some specific description and explanation.

Some geographical terms are used correctly. There is clear accuracy of spelling, punctuation and grammar.