Assessment Report

Level 1 Lea Faka-Tonga 2021

Standards 91669  91672

Part A: Commentary

Candidates responded to the questions in their choice of Lea Faka-Tonga and English consistent with the Assessment Specifications for 2021. Some candidates wrote their answers in English and directly translated what was in the text, word for word. Some of those who wrote in Lea Faka-Tonga repeatedly copied phrases from the text in their answers. In these instances, their responses did not provide evidence of sufficient understanding to reach Merit or Excellence level.

Candidates who were successful in reaching Merit or Excellence levels used well-chosen details, which were structured logically and conveyed clearly in writing to support their ideas. Good examination techniques were evident in the listening boxes provided, such as mind mapping, bullet points, underlining and circling key words in the written texts.

Candidates who were less successful, reaching Not Achieved or Achieved levels used irrelevant Bible references and Tongan proverbs rather than information from the text to answer questions.

It was clear that quality was more important than quantity so long answers did not guarantee Excellence.

Part B: Report on standards

91669:  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Lea Faka-Tonga texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Examinations 

Candidates who chose relevant details to support ideas and demonstrated understanding of the implied meanings / conclusions within the text have conveyed a thorough understanding of the listening passages.

Grade awarding 

Candidates who were awarded Achieved commonly:

  • showed relevant ideas and opinions from the text
  • failed to explain and provide supporting details
  • answered only part of the question
  • did not use specific details to support ideas.

Candidates who were awarded Not Achieved commonly:

  • did not answer the questions
  • wrote answers that were not related to the questions
  • wrote incomplete answers.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • answered all parts of the questions
  • showed clear understanding of the passage
  • indicated a clear understanding of the texts but did not always provide enough evidence
  • needed a more developed explanation in relation to the question’s keywords to gain a higher grade.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • chose relevant details to support ideas and demonstrated understanding of the implied meaning / conclusions within the text
  • demonstrated a thorough understanding of the listening texts by identifying the main ideas and providing some detailed information
  • responded to the question showing a developed understanding of the text
  • used detail to support ideas which were well-structured.

91672:  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Lea Faka-Tonga texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Examinations 

Candidates who demonstrated thorough understanding of the text addressed all relevant information and communicated with no ambiguity. This included an understanding of the key vocabulary, tenses and phrases.

Grade awarding 

Candidates who were awarded Achieved commonly:

  • did not explain and provide supporting details
  • wrote responses that were somewhat related to the question
  • showed basic understanding of the text
  • were unable to develop explanatory answers.

Candidates who were awarded Not Achieved commonly:

  • misunderstood many vocabulary items
  • wrote answers that were irrelevant to the question
  • wrote incomplete sentences
  • copied sentences or even entire paragraphs from the text
  • did not attempt question(s).

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Merit commonly:

  • responded to the question showing a developed understanding of the text
  • used details to support ideas which were well structured
  • needed to choose appropriate evidence that was linked to the question within the explanation to achieve Excellence
  • showed clear understanding of the text, however more treatment of how the different views were expressed was also needed.

Candidates who were awarded Achievement with Excellence commonly:

  • responded thoughtfully to the question showing a thorough understanding of the text
  • used well-chosen details to support ideas which were structured logically and clearly in writing
  • used compelling, well organised, and sustained language features to help demonstrate a distinctive understanding of the vocabulary selected at the level expected for this standard.

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Previous years' reports
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2019 (PDF, 215KB)

2018 (PDF, 102KB)

2017 (PDF, 40KB)

2016 (PDF, 205KB)

 
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