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Mark scheme (social studies)

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Mark scheme (social studies)

  1. 1. Social Studies SBA Marking Scheme Vere Technical High School (Taken from the guidelines found in the Social Studies Syllabus as stipulated by CXC) COMPONENTS OF SBA PROFILE (Application, Evaluation and Problem-Solving) MARKS1. Statement of the Problem (2) Problem stated clearly in the form of a question 2 Problem unclear but in a question form 12. Reasons for Selecting the Area of Research (2) Reason clearly stated 2 Reason unclear 13. Method of Investigation (2) Method of investigation justified and described 2 Method of investigation stated 14. Data Collection Instrument (4) Data collection instrument very well constructed and sequenced and addresses 4 relevant variables Data collection instrument well constructed and sequenced and addresses relevant 3 variables Data collection instrument satisfactorily constructed and sequenced 2 Data collection instrument identified only 15. Procedures for Data Collection (2) Procedures to collect data identified and clearly described 2 Procedures to collect data identified but not clearly described 16. Presentation of Data (6) Data presented using tables, graphs and charts that are appropriate, well labeled and 6 accurate Data presented in three ways that are appropriate, well labeled and accurate 5 Data presented in three ways that are appropriate and well labeled but with 4 inaccuracies Data presented in two ways that are appropriate, with inaccuracies 3 Data presented one way that is appropriate, well labeled and accurate 2 Data presented in one way with inaccuracies 17. Analysis and Interpretation of Data (8) Analysis and interpretation relevant and well developed 7–8 Analysis and interpretation relevant and adequately developed 5–6 Analysis and interpretation moderately relevant and moderately developed 3–4 Analysis and interpretation show limited relevance and development 1–28. Statement of Findings (3) Three statements of findings based on data presented 3 Two statements of findings based on data presented 2 One statement of finding based on data presented 1
  2. 2. Social Studies SBA Marking Scheme Vere Technical High School9. Recommendations and Implementation Strategy (3) Two recommendations and one associated implementation strategy 3 Two recommendations and no implementation strategy 2 One recommendation and one implementation strategy 2 One recommendation only OR one implementation strategy 1(a) Writing Skills (4 marks) (4) Excellent organization (paragraphing), use of language, spelling and grammar 4 Good organization, use of language, spelling and grammar 3 Satisfactory use of language and grammar and several spelling errors 2 Poor use of language, poor grammar and many spelling errors 1(b) Overall Presentation (4 marks) (4) Appropriate layout with four elements such as acknowledgements, table of contents, 4 bibliography, cover page, appendices Appropriate layout for the most part with three of the elements 3 A moderate presentation with only two of the elements 2 An unsatisfactory presentation with only one of the elements 1TOTAL 40

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