Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Korean 2021

General information

Domain

Korean

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90898  90901

Information relating to both achievement standards

Instructions and questions will be in English.

Texts will relate to basic personal information and past, present, and / or future experiences, for example:

  • family and friends
  • home
  • school
  • free time and leisure
  • hometown and country.

Each question will provide opportunities for candidates to show evidence for Achievement, Achievement with Merit, and Achievement with Excellence; and each question will be marked holistically to provide a single grade.

For further guidance on language and contexts, see:

The assessment will be available to candidates in paper or digital format. Further information about digital external assessments can be found on the Digital Assessment: NCEA Online page. 

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90898

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Korean texts on matters of most immediate relevance

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Candidates will listen and respond to recordings of 3 spoken texts, which they will hear as a whole and twice in sections, with a pause after each section.

As candidates listen, they may make notes. Before each text begins, they will have 30 seconds per question to preview the questions. At the end of each passage, they will have a few minutes to review their answers.

The total duration of the recordings will be up to 45 minutes.


Standard

90901

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Korean texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Candidates will read and respond to 3 written texts representative of different text types.


Korean subject page

Examination timetable

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