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Understanding Mark Scheme Mobiles

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A simple exercise to help my Year 9s learn how the exam is laid out and how the mark scheme works.

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Understanding Mark Scheme Mobiles

  1. 1. Understanding the GCSE mark scheme LO: to become familiar with the GCSE mark scheme and type of questions.
  2. 2. Answer these questions. <ul><li>Name one make of mobile phone. (2) </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the role of a mobile phone. (6) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain different teacher attitudes to mobile phones. (8) </li></ul><ul><li>“Mobile phones have too many functions to be useful.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answers, showing that you have considered another point of view. (4) </li></ul>
  3. 3. a) Name one make of mobile phone. (2) <ul><li>For a partially correct answer - 1 mark </li></ul><ul><li>For a correct answer - 2 marks </li></ul><ul><li>Typical answers: </li></ul><ul><li>Samsung, Nokia, Ericsson, LG, Sony </li></ul>
  4. 4. b) Outline the role of a mobile phone. (6) <ul><li>Level 1 - For an isolated example of relevant knowledge (2 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 - For basic relevant knowledge presented within a limited structure (4 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 - For an organised outline / description, deploying relevant knowledge, with some specialist vocabulary (6 marks) </li></ul>
  5. 5. c) Explain different teacher attitudes to mobile phones. (8) <ul><li>Level 1 - For a simple, appropriate and relevant idea (2 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 - For a basic explanation showing an understanding of a relevant idea (4 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 - For a developed explanation showing an understanding of the main idea(s) using some specialist vocabulary (6 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 - For a comprehensive explanation showing a coherent understanding of the main idea(s) and using specialist vocabulary appropriately (8 marks) </li></ul>
  6. 6. d) “Mobile phones have too many functions to be useful.” (4) <ul><li>Level 1 - For an opinion supported by one relevant reason (1 mark) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 - For a basic ‘for and against’ or a reasoned opinion supported by religious / moral evidence or examples (2 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 - For a reasoned evaluation, using religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, referring to another point of view (3 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 - For a coherent and reasoned evaluation, based on religious / moral argument, evidence or examples, giving a balanced account of an alternative point(s) of view to reach a personal conclusion (4 marks) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Marking your work <ul><li>This section is marked out of 20. </li></ul><ul><li>90-100 % A* (18-20) </li></ul><ul><li>80-89 % A (16-17) </li></ul><ul><li>70-79 % B (14-15) </li></ul><ul><li>60-69 % C (12-13) </li></ul><ul><li>50-59 % D (10-11) </li></ul><ul><li>40-49 % E (8-9) </li></ul><ul><li>30-39 % F (6-7) </li></ul><ul><li>20-29 % G (4-5) </li></ul><ul><li>0-19 % U (0-3) </li></ul>

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