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					                              NATIONAL
                         SENIOR CERTIFICATE



                                GRADE 12




                      ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE P3

                          FEBRUARY/MARCH 2010

                               MEMORANDUM


MARKS: 100




                     This memorandum consists of 7 pages.




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INFORMATION FOR THE MARKER

In assessing a candidate's work, the following aspects, among others, drawn from the
assessment rubric, must be borne in mind.

   •   The overall effect of planning, drafting, proofreading and editing of the work on
       the final text produced

   •   Awareness of writing for a specific purpose, audience and context – as well as
       register, style and tone – especially in Sections B and C

   •   Grammar, spelling and punctuation

   •   Language structures, including an awareness of critical language

   •   Choice of words and idiomatic language

   •   Sentence construction

   •   Paragraphing

   •   Interpretation of the topic that will be reflected in the overall content: the
       introduction, development of ideas, and the conclusion




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SUGGESTED APPROACH TO MARKING

SECTION A: ESSAY

Refer to SECTION A: Rubric for Assessing an Essay found on page 5 of this
memorandum.

       CRITERIA USED FOR ASSESSMENT
             CRITERIA             MARKS
 CONTENT AND PLANNING               30
 LANGUAGE, STYLE AND EDITING        15
 STRUCTURE                          5
 TOTAL                              50


1.     Read the whole piece and decide on a category for CONTENT AND
       PLANNING.

2.     Re-read the piece and select the appropriate category for LANGUAGE, STYLE
       AND EDITING.

3.     Re-read the piece and select the appropriate category for STRUCTURE.



SECTION B: LONGER TRANSACTIONAL TEXT

Refer to SECTION B: Rubric for Assessing Longer Transactional Texts found on page
6 of this memorandum.

       CRITERIA USED FOR ASSESSMENT
             CRITERIA             MARKS
 CONTENT, PLANNING AND FORMAT       18
 LANGUAGE, STYLE AND EDITING        12
 TOTAL                              30


1.     Read the whole piece and decide on a category for CONTENT, PLANNING
       AND FORMAT.

2.     Re-read the piece and select the appropriate category for LANGUAGE, STYLE
       AND EDITING.




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SECTION C: SHORTER TEXT: TRANSACTIONAL/REFERENTIAL/
INFORMATIONAL

Refer to SECTION C: Rubric for Assessing Shorter Transactional/Referential/
Informational Texts found on page 7 of this memorandum.

       CRITERIA USED FOR ASSESSMENT
             CRITERIA             MARKS
 CONTENT, PLANNING AND FORMAT       12
 LANGUAGE, STYLE AND EDITING        8
 TOTAL                              20


1.     Read the whole piece and decide on a category for CONTENT, PLANNING
       AND FORMAT.

2.     Re-read the piece and select the appropriate category for LANGUAGE,
       STYLE AND EDITING.

NOTE:
     •     Various formats of transactional/referential/informational texts have been
           taught/are in current practice. Therefore, this has to be considered when
           assessing the format.

       •   Give credit for appropriateness of format.

       •   Look for a logical approach in all writing.




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SECTION A: RUBRIC FOR ASSESSING AN ESSAY – HOME LANGUAGE (50 marks)

                        Code 7:                   Code 6:                   Code 5:                   Code 4:                   Code 3:                   Code 2:                 Code 1:
                      Outstanding                Meritorious               Substantial               Adequate                   Moderate                Elementary              Not achieved
                       80-100%                    70-79%                     60-69%                   50-59%                     40-49%                   30-39%                   0-29%
                         24-30                    21-23½                     18-20½                   15-17½                     12-14½                    9-11½                    0-8½
                     -Content outstanding,     -Content meritorious,     -Content sound,          -Content appropriate,     -Content mediocre,        -Content not always       -Content largely
                     highly original.          original.                 reasonably coherent.     adequately coherent.      ordinary. Gaps in         clear, lacks              irrelevant. No
  CONTENT &          -Ideas thought-           -Ideas imaginative,       -Ideas interesting,      -Ideas interesting,       coherence.                coherence.                coherence.
  PLANNING           provoking, mature.        interesting.              convincing.              adequately original.      -Ideas mostly relevant.   -Few ideas, often         -Ideas tedious,
                     -Planning &/or drafting   - Planning &/or           - Planning &/or          - Planning &/or           Limited originality.      repetitive.               repetitive.
                     has produced              drafting has produced     drafting has produced    drafting has produced     - Planning &/or           -Inadequate for Home      -Inadequate
   30 MARKS          a flawlessly              a well-crafted &          a presentable & good     a satisfactory,           drafting has produced     language level despite    planning/drafting.
                     presentable essay.        presentable essay.        essay.                   presentable essay.        a moderately              planning/drafting.        Poorly presented
                                                                                                                            presentable &             Essay not well            essay.
                                                                                                                            coherent essay.           presented.
                            12-15                  10½-11½                       9-10                   7½-8½                        6-7                    4½-5½                        0-4
                     -Critical awareness of    -Critical awareness of    -Critical awareness of   -Some awareness of        -Limited critical         -Language &               -Language &
                     impact of language.       impact of language.       language evident.        impact of language.       language awareness.       punctuation flawed.       punctuation seriously
                     -Language,                -Language,                -Language &              -Language simplistic,     -Language mediocre,       -Choice of words          flawed.
  LANGUAGE,          punctuation effectively   punctuation correct;      punctuation mostly       punctuation adequate.     punctuation often         limited.                  -Choice of words
   STYLE &           used.                     able to use figurative    correct.                 -Choice of words          inaccurately used.        -Style, tone, register    inappropriate.
                     -Uses highly              language.                 -Choice of words         adequate.                 -Choice of words          inappropriate.            -Style, tone, register
    EDITING          appropriate figurative    -Choice of words          suited to text.          -Style, tone, register    basic.                    -Error-ridden despite     flawed in all aspects.
                     language.                 varied & creative.        -Style, tone, register   generally consistent      -Style, tone register     proof-reading, editing.   -Error-ridden &
                     -Choice of words          -Style, tone, register    suited to topic.         with topic                lacking in coherence.                               confused following
   15 MARKS          exceptional, mature.      appropriately suited to   -Mostly error-free       requirements.             -Contains several                                   proof-reading, editing.
                     -Style, tone, register    topic.                    following proof-         -Still contains a few     errors following proof-
                     highly suited to topic.   -Largely error-free       reading, editing.        errors following proof-   reading, editing.
                     -Virtually error-free     following proof-                                   reading, editing.
                     following proof-reading   reading, editing.
                     & editing.

                              4-5                       3½                         3                       2½                          2                       1½                        0-1
                     -Coherent                 -Logical development      -Several relevant        -Some points,             -Most necessary           -Sometimes off topic      -Off topic.
                     development of topic.     of details. Coherent.     details developed.       necessary details         points evident.           but general line of       -Sentences,
 STRUCTURE           Vivid, exceptional        -Sentences,               -Sentences,              developed.                -Sentences,               thought can be            paragraphs muddled,
                     detail.                   paragraphs logical,       paragraphs well          -Sentences,               paragraphs faulty but     followed.                 inconsistent.
                     -Sentences,               varied.                   constructed.             paragraphing might be     essay still makes         -Sentences,               Length - far too
    5 MARKS          paragraphs brilliantly    -Length correct.          -Length correct.         faulty in places but      sense.                    paragraphs                long/short.
                     constructed.                                                                 essay still makes         -Length - too             constructed at an
                     -Length in accordance                                                        sense.                    long/short.               elementary level.
                     with requirements of                                                         -Length almost                                      -Length - too
                     topic.                                                                       correct.                                            long/short.

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SECTION B: RUBRIC FOR ASSESSING LONGER TRANSACTIONAL TEXT – HOME LANGUAGE (30 marks)

                        Code 7:                    Code 6:                    Code 5:                     Code 4:                   Code 3:                    Code 2:                  Code 1:
                      Outstanding                 Meritorious                Substantial                 Adequate                   Moderate                 Elementary               Not achieved
                       80-100%                     70-79%                      60-69%                     50-59%                     40-49%                    30-39%                    0-29%
                        14½-18                      13-14                      11-12½                      9-10½                     7½-8½                      5½-7                       0-5
                                                -Very good knowledge       -Fair knowledge of        -Adequate knowledge        -Moderate knowledge        -Elementary               -No knowledge of
                      -Extensive specialized
                                                of requirements of text.   requirements of text.     of requirements of text.   of requirements of text.   knowledge of              requirements of text.
                     knowledge of
                                                -Disciplined writing –     -Writing – maintains      -Writing – digresses       Response to writing        requirements of text.     Response to writing
                     requirements of text.
                                                maintains focus, no        focus, with minor         but does not impede        task reveals a narrow      Response to writing       task reveals a limited
                     -Disciplined writing –
                                                digressions.               digressions.              overall meaning.           focus.                     task reveals a limited    focus.
                     maintains rigorous
                                                -Coherent in content &     -Mostly coherent in       -Adequately coherent       -Writing – digresses,      focus.                    -Writing – digresses,
                     focus, no digressions.
 CONTENT,                                       ideas, very well           content & ideas,          in content & ideas,        meaning vague in           -Writing – digresses,     meaning obscure in
                     -Total coherence in
                                                elaborated & all details   elaborated & most         some details support       places.                    meaning obscure in        places.
PLANNING &           content & ideas, highly
                                                support topic.             details support topic.    topic.                     -Moderately coherent       places.                   -Not coherent in
                     elaborated & all details
  FORMAT                                        -Evidence of planning      -Evidence of planning     -Evidence of planning      in content & ideas,        -Not always coherent      content & ideas, has
                     support topic.
                                                &/or drafting has          &/or drafting has         &/or drafting has          some details support       in content & ideas, has   few details which
                     -Evidence of planning
                                                produced a well            produced a                produced a                 topic.                     few details which         support topic.
                     &/or drafting has
  18 MARKS                                      crafted & presentable      presentable & very        satisfactorily             -Evidence of planning      support topic.            -Inadequate planning/
                     produced a flawlessly
                                                text.                      good text.                presented text.            &/or drafting has          -Inadequate for Home      drafting. Poorly
                     presentable text.
                                                -Has applied the           -Has applied the          -Has applied an            produced a moderately      language level despite    presented text.
                     -Highly appropriate
                                                necessary rules of         necessary rules of        adequate idea of           presentable &              planning &/or drafting.   -Has not applied
                     format.
                                                format very well.          format.                   requirements of            coherent text.             Text not well             necessary rules of
                                                                                                     format.                    -Has a moderate idea       presented,                format.
                                                                                                                                of requirements of         -Has vaguely applied
                                                                                                                                format – some critical     necessary rules of
                                                                                                                                oversights.                format – some critical
                                                                                                                                                           oversights.
                            10-12                     8½-9½                       7½-8                        6-7                       5-5½                       4-4½                      0-3½
                     -Grammatically             -Very well constructed     -Well constructed &       -Adequately                -Basically constructed.    -Poorly constructed &     -Poorly constructed &
                     accurate & brilliantly     & accurate.                easy to read.             constructed. Errors do     Several errors.            difficult to follow.      very difficult to follow.
                     constructed.               -Vocabulary very           -Vocabulary               not impede flow.           -Vocabulary limited &      -Vocabulary requires      -Vocabulary requires
 LANGUAGE,           -Vocabulary highly         appropriate to             appropriate to            -Vocabulary adequate       not very suitable for      some remediation &        serious remediation &
  STYLE &            appropriate to             purpose, audience &        purpose, audience &       for purpose, audience      purpose, audience &        not suitable for          not suitable for
                     purpose, audience &        context.                   context.                  & context.                 context.                   purpose, audience &       purpose.
   EDITING           context.                    -Suitable style, tone,     -Style, tone, register    -Style, tone, register     -Lapses in style, tone    context.                  -Style, tone & register
                      -Style, tone, register    register considering       mostly appropriate.       fairly appropriate.        & register.                -Style, tone & register   do not correspond with
                     highly appropriate.        demands of task.           -Mostly error-free        -A few errors following    -Several errors            inappropriate.            topic.
  12 MARKS           -Virtually error-free      -Largely error-free        following proof-reading   proof-reading &            following proof-reading    -Error-ridden despite     -Error-ridden and
                     following proof-reading    following proof-reading    & editing.                editing.                   & editing.                 proof-reading, editing.   confused following
                     & editing.                 & editing.                 -Length correct.          -Length almost correct.    -Length – too              -Length – too             proof-reading, editing.
                     -Length correct.           -Length correct.                                                                long/short.                long/short.               -Length – far too
                                                                                                                                                                                     long/short.



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SECTION C: RUBRIC FOR ASSESSING SHORTER TRANSACTIONAL/REFERENCE/INFORMATIONAL TEXT -
                                      HOME LANGUAGE (20 marks)

                           Code 7:                         Code 6:                        Code 5:                            Code 4:                          Code 3:                         Code 2:                       Code 1:
                         Outstanding                      Meritorious                    Substantial                        Adequate                          Moderate                      Elementary                    Not achieved
                          80-100%                          70-79%                          60-69%                            50-59%                            40-49%                         30-39%                         0-29%
                            10-12                           8½-9½                           7½-8                               6-7                              5-5½                           4-4½                           0-3½
                     -Extensive specialized          -Very good knowledge of        -Fair knowledge of               -Adequate knowledge of            -Moderate knowledge of          -Elementary knowledge of        -No knowledge of
                     knowledge of requirements       requirements of text.          requirements of text.            requirements of text.            requirements of text.            requirements of text.           requirements of text.
                     of text.                        -Exhibits a broad              -Exhibits a general              -Exhibits some awareness         Response to writing task         Response to writing task        -Exhibits no knowledge of
                     -Exhibits a profound            awareness of wider             awareness of wider               of wider context in writing      reveals a narrow focus.          reveals a limited focus.        wider contexts in writing
                     awareness of wider              contexts in writing.           contexts in writing tasks.       tasks.                            -Exhibits rather limited        -Exhibits a limited             tasks.
                     contexts in writing.            -Disciplined writing –         -Writing – learner maintains     -Writing – learner digresses     knowledge of wider contexts      knowledge of wider              -Writing – learner digresses,
  CONTENT,           -Disciplined writing –          learner maintains focus, no    focus, with minor                but does not impede overall      in writing tasks.                contexts in writing tasks.      meaning obscure in places.
                     learner maintains rigorous      digressions.                   digressions.                     meaning.                          -Writing – learner digresses,   -Writing – learner digresses,   -Text not coherent in
 PLANNING &          focus, no digressions.          -Text is coherent in content   -Text is mostly coherent in      -Text adequately coherent        meaning vague in places.         meaning obscure in places.      content & ideas, has few
   FORMAT            -Total coherence in content     & ideas, very well             content & ideas, elaborated      in content & ideas, some           -Text moderately coherent      -Text not always coherent in    details which support topic.
                     & ideas, highly elaborated &    elaborated & all details       & most details support           details support topic.             in content & ideas, some       content & ideas, has few        -Inadequate planning/
                     all details support topic.      support topic.                 topic.                           -Evidence of planning &/or         details support topic.         details which support topic.    drafting. Poorly presented
   12 MARKS          -Evidence of planning &/or      -Evidence of planning          -Evidence of planning &/or       drafting has produced a            -Evidence of planning &/or     -Inadequate for Home            text.
                     drafting has produced a         &/drafting has produced a      drafting has produced a          satisfactorily presented text.     drafting has produced a        language level despite          -Has not applied necessary
                     flawlessly presentable text.    well crafted & presentable     presentable & very good          -Has applied an adequate           moderately presentable &       planning &/or drafting. Text    rules of format.
                     -Has produced a highly          text.                          text.                            idea of requirements of            coherent text.                 not well presented.
                     appropriate format.             -Has applied the necessary     -Has applied the                 format.                            -Has a moderate idea of        -Has vaguely applied
                                                     rules of format very well.     necessary rules of format.                                          requirements of format –       necessary rules of format .
                                                                                                                                                        some critical oversights.

                                6½-8                              6                           5-5½                              4-4½                               3½                            2½-3                              0-2
                     -Text grammatically             -Text very well constructed    -Text well constructed &         -Text adequately                  -Text is basically              -Text is poorly constructed     -Text is poorly constructed
                     accurate and brilliantly        & accurate.                    easy to read.                    constructed. Errors do not        constructed. Several errors.    & difficult to follow.          & very difficult to follow.
                     constructed.                    -Vocabulary very               -Vocabulary appropriate to       impede flow.                      -Vocabulary limited & not       -Vocabulary requires some       -Vocabulary requires
  LANGUAGE,          - Vocabulary is highly          appropriate to purpose,        purpose, audience &              -Vocabulary adequate for          very suitable for purpose,      remediation & not suitable      serious remediation & not
   STYLE &           appropriate to purpose,         audience & context.            context.                         purpose, audience &               audience & context.             for purpose, audience &         suitable for purpose.
                     audience and context.            -Suitable style, tone &        -Style, tone, register mostly   context.                           -Lapses in style, tone &       context.                        -Style, tone & register do
   EDITING           -Style, tone, register highly   register considering           appropriate.                      -Style, tone, register fairly    register.                       -Style, tone & register         not correspond with topic.
                     appropriate.                    demands of task.               -Text mostly error-free          appropriate.                      -Text contains several          inappropriate.                  -Text error-ridden and
                     -Text virtually error free      -Text largely error-free       following proof-reading &        -Text still contains few          errors following proof-         -Text error-ridden despite      confused following proof-
   8 MARKS           following proof reading.        following proof-reading &      editing.                         errors following proof-           reading & editing.              proof-reading, editing.         reading, editing.
                     -Length correct.                editing.                       -Length correct.                 reading & editing.                -Length – too long/short.       -Length – too long/short.       -Length – far too long/short.
                                                     -Length correct.                                                -Length almost correct.




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