Ngā Pūrongo Aromatawai

Level 3 Te Reo Māori 2020

Standards 91652  91653

 

Part A:  Commentary

Essays were generally well written, well structured, and overall had an excellent quality of language.

The questions gave candidates the opportunity to expand on answers. However, many didn’t and simply offered base answers from the text, without going into further detail and explanation. Many responses were repetitive in nature – although they wrote their responses in different ways, they were not saying anything different.

The planning page allowed candidates to be creative in how they planned their essay – flowcharts, diagrams, mind maps, etc.

Each of the essay questions provided a detailed explanation of what the student was required to do, and this helped with planning of their writing. However, some candidates still focused more on the title than the requirements of the task.

Part B:  Report on standards

91652:  Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo Māori o te ao whānui

Candidates who were awarded Achievement commonly: 

  • demonstrated a basic comprehension of the text
  • located the correct answer from the text.

Candidates whose work was assessed as Not Achieved commonly:

  • did not attempt to answer the majority of the questions
  • copied answers directly from the text
  • did not answer the questions in their own words
  • provided incorrect responses
  • lacked comprehension of the text.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • demonstrated a sound understanding of the text
  • located the correct information and answered all the questions
  • gave detailed responses in their own words to answer the questions
  • attempted to link answers and descriptions
  • provided supporting evidence from the text or their own knowledge/experiences for their answers
  • structured their answers in a logical manner.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the text
  • located the correct information and answered all the questions in their own words
  • provided extensive detail and justifications/explanations of their answers
  • incorporated evidence/information from the text into their answers
  • reflected on their own knowledge and experiences, and incorporated this into their answers
  • structured their answers in a comprehensive and logical manner.

Standard-specific comments

Candidates who reached Achievement showed an ability to write their responses to the questions in their own words, and provided structured answers. Candidates should avoid repeating information within the one answer even though it may be written in different ways, it is still the same information. Candidates who were able to link ideas together with justifications for those ideas, and include examples from the text, achieved at a Merit or Excellence level, and often showed their ability to extend beyond what was presented in the text and incorporate their own opinion. 


 

 

91653:  Tuhi i te reo Māori o te ao whānui

Candidates who were awarded Achievement commonly:

  • demonstrated a basic understanding of the topic
  • wrote information that was mostly relevant to the topic
  • showed a basic ability to write in te reo Māori, but their writing contained grammatical errors
  • attempted to structure their essay and began to incorporate writing conventions.

Candidates whose work was assessed as Not Achieved commonly:

  • demonstrated a limited ability to write coherently in te reo Māori
  • made a minimal attempt/no attempt to write on a topic
  • made a number of grammatical errors so that their writing was incomprehensible
  • did not adhere to the word limit
  • did not structure their essay or make use of any conventions of writing, grammar, or punctuation.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • wrote a response that showed their familiarity with the topic
  • attempted to develop, explain, or justify their idea(s) using personal opinions and linked them together in a coherent manner
  • attempted to include examples to back up their opinion(s)
  • utilised te reo Māori effectively to convey their understanding of the topic
  • used a range of grammatical constructions, vocabulary, and other features of the language with minimal errors
  • structured their essay appropriately
  • made use of writing conventions, grammar, and punctuation.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • wrote a response that showed an in-depth knowledge of the topic
  • demonstrated an ability to develop, explain, or justify their idea(s) using personal opinions and linked them together in a coherent manner
  • incorporated their own opinions/feelings into their writing with exceptional effect
  • included well explained examples to back up their opinion(s)
  • used a wide range of grammatical constructions, vocabulary, and other advanced features of te reo Māori consistently and effectively
  • structured their essay appropriately to effectively convey their ideas
  • consistently made use of writing conventions, grammar, and punctuation.

Standard-specific comments

Most candidates presented a structured piece of writing that was informative, coherent and logical in layout. Many of the essays were grounded in fact and introduced the candidates’ opinions and were, in most cases, on topic. Candidates are encouraged to go beyond simply stating facts, and provide examples with reasons and justifications in order to achieve at a higher level.

Candidates need to make sure that they read the essay topic carefully. Many candidates just used the title to guide their essay. Not writing on topic impacted on their level of achievement, despite the clarity, structure and comprehensiveness of their piece of writing.

A range of language levels was evident, but overall, the great majority of candidates’ responses were well written and comprehensible. Candidates were creative in their writing structure, and this helped produce high-quality pieces of writing. The standard of language for most responses was extremely high, and any grammatical errors that were evident did not affect comprehension.   

 

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