Assessment Report

Level 2 Samoan 2019

Standards 91143  91146

 

Part A: Commentary

The overall response of candidates to the 2019 examinations demonstrated understanding and familiarity with the contexts examined. Candidates answered appropriately, generally referring to the texts to justify and support their explanations. 

Part B: Report on Standards

91143:  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Samoan texts on familiar matters

Candidates who were awarded Achievement commonly:

  • showed a general understanding of the passages and question
  • answered the question but did not give a clear explanation
  • used examples from the passages when answering most of the questions.

Candidates whose work was assessed as Not Achieved commonly:

  • did not attempt to answer the question
  • did not show a general understanding of the question or listening passages.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • demonstrated a clear understanding of the question
  • provided evidence or an explanation to support ideas

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • demonstrated a thorough understanding of the question and passage
  • developed their answers and justified them with examples from the passages or beyond.

Standard specific comments

Candidates who utilised the listening notes boxes were more likely to provide thorough, well-developed answers.


 

 

91146:  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Samoan texts on familiar matters

Candidates who were awarded Achievement commonly:

  • demonstrated a general understanding of the text and question
  • answered the questions directly from the text.

Candidates whose work was assessed as Not Achieved commonly:

  • did not attempt to answer the question
  • answered with little or insufficient information.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • showed a clear understanding of the text and question
  • used examples from the text to support the ideas and answers.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • showed a deeper and thorough understanding of the text
  • used examples to justify explanations of ideas and answers
  • developed their answers and explanations
  • drew on their personal understandings of the topics to support their answers.

Standard specific comments

Most candidates demonstrated understanding of the texts by referencing the text in their own words and higher achieving candidates also offered thorough explanations. There were a number of responses that were largely direct quotes from the text. Candidates are advised against using this technique, as copying directly from the text does not show clear understanding of the text's meaning.

 

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Previous years' reports
2018 (PDF, 100KB) 2017 (PDF, 40KB) 2016 (PDF, 230KB)

 
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