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A guide to Edexcel Government and politics AS assessment.

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As 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 ? AS G&P Assessment (40) Unit 1 (People & Politics) & Unit 2 (Governing the UK) 'Source' questions Question : ______________________Name:_________________Date:_________ Section A (5) Section B (10) Section C (25) Total Grade AO1 (5) AO1 (7) AO2 (3) AO1 (8) AO2 (9) AO3 (8) (Out of 40) (A* to U) Mark/point L1 (1-2) L2 (3-5) L3 (6-7) Mark per diff L1 (1-3) L2 (4-5) L3 (6-8) L1 (1-3) L2 (4-6) L3 (7-9) L1 (1-3) L2 (4-5) L3 (6-8)                                     What are these sections ? What do these “AO”s mean ? And what do these levels mean ?
  2. 2. Section A Section B Section C One mark per point 7 marks & 3 marks 8 marks. 9 marks & 8 marks Total out of 40 BACK (AO1) (AO1 & AO2) AO1,2&3
  3. 3. What are the Assessment Objectives (AOs) ? <ul><li>AO1 </li></ul><ul><li>AO2 </li></ul><ul><li>AO3 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>AO1 in some more detail…… </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>AO2 in some more detail……. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>and AO3 in some detail……… </li></ul>BACK
  7. 8. When marking the AO1 (“Knowledge” component ) the marks would be Allocated like this…. For example with this Section a) (5mark) question…… What the levels mean……. SECTION a)
  8. 9. So….targets for improvement will include…. For SECTION a) questions, if you have less than 5 marks…. You need to strive for more:- <ul><li>a greater range of knowledge (depth & detail) </li></ul><ul><li>more evidence of detailed understanding </li></ul><ul><li>more accurate exemplification </li></ul>Eg….. 4 BACK 1 2 3 5 6 7
  9. 10. What the levels mean…….SECTION b) For example with this Section b) (10 marks) question…… When marking the AO1 ( Knowledge component ) a Level 1 (L1) answer would be….. and a Level 2 (L2)…. and Level 3 (L3)….
  10. 11. When marking the AO2 (“ Analysis” component ) this is how the marks would be allocated…..
  11. 12. With this indication of the content that might be expected…… BACK
  12. 13. So….targets for improvement will include…. For SECTION b) questions, if you have less than 10 marks…. You need to strive for:- <ul><li>a comprehensive range of knowledge (ideas) </li></ul><ul><li>ideas fully explained </li></ul><ul><li>ideas supported with appropriate illustrative material (examples) </li></ul>Eg….. BACK
  13. 14. What the levels mean…….SECTION c) For example with this Section c) (25 marks) question…… When marking the AO1 ( Knowledge component ) the levels would be differentiated like this…..
  14. 15. and the marking the AO2 ( “Analysis” component ) the levels would be differentiated like this…..
  15. 16. and finally the marking the AO3 ( Coherent argument/vocabulary component ) the levels would be differentiated like this…..
  16. 17. With this indication of the content that might be expected……
  17. 18. So….targets for improvement will include…. For SECTION c) questions, if you have less than 25 marks…. You need to strive for:- <ul><li>better planned & constructed answers with more coherent argument </li></ul><ul><li>shown throughout </li></ul><ul><li>a conclusion that flows logically from the ‘meat’ of your essay </li></ul><ul><li>extensive use of appropriate vocabulary (keywords)..top </li></ul><ul><li>tip = highlight them in your folder when revising </li></ul>Eg….. <ul><li>good quality extended writing that is convincing and sound SPAG </li></ul>BACK

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