A2 short assessment explanation (for anonymous posting)

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A guide to assessment for Edexcel Government & Politics A2 Short answers.

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A2 short assessment explanation (for anonymous posting)

  1. 1. OK…I’ve got my marked work back…but what does it all mean? Poor mark here ? Poor mark here ? Poor mark here ? A2 G&P Assessment (Short essay question 15) Question : ____________Name:______________Date:_________ AO1 (5) AO2 (7) AO3 (3) Total Grade L1 L2 L3 L1 L2 L3 L1 L2 L3     (0-1) (2-3) (4-5) (1-3) (4-5) (6-7) (1-1) (2-2) (3-3) 15 A - U                       What do these “AO”s mean ? And what do these levels mean ?
  2. 4. What are the Assessment Objectives (AOs) ? <ul><li>AO1 </li></ul><ul><li>AO2 </li></ul><ul><li>AO3 </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>AO1 in some more detail…… </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>AO2 in some more detail……. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>and AO3 in some detail……… </li></ul>BACK
  6. 9. When marking the AO1 (“Knowledge” component ) the marks would be Allocated like this…. For example with this A2 Short question…… What the levels mean ?..........
  7. 10. So….targets for improvement will include…. For AO1 if you have less than 5 marks…. You need to strive for more:- <ul><li>a comprehensive range of knowledge (depth & detail) </li></ul><ul><li>more evidence of an ability to apply understanding to the ideology </li></ul><ul><li>a ability to reflect differing viewpoints/traditions and meanings </li></ul>Eg….. BACK
  8. 11. When marking the AO2 (“Analysis” component ) the marks would be Allocated like this…. For example with this A2 Short question…… What the levels mean ?..........
  9. 12. So….targets for improvement will include…. For AO2 if you have less than 7 marks…. You need to strive for :- <ul><li>a more sophisticated analysis of the features in the keywords of the question </li></ul><ul><li>a more effective evaluation of any linkages/differences between the aspects </li></ul><ul><li>under consideration </li></ul>Eg….. BACK
  10. 13. When marking the AO3 (“Coherent argument” component ) the marks would be allocated like this…. For example with this A2 Short question…… What the levels mean ?..........
  11. 14. So….targets for improvement will include…. For AO3 if you have less than 3 marks…. You need to strive for :- <ul><li>better planned, constructed and coherent arguments through the answer </li></ul><ul><li>more effective use of political vocabulary (keywords) : top tip = to use </li></ul><ul><li>a highlighter on the notes in your folder when revising </li></ul>Eg….. BACK <ul><li>improved written styles and quality (inc.SPAG) to produce coherent </li></ul><ul><li>and convincing extended written responses </li></ul>

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