Assessment Report

New Zealand Scholarship
German 2018

Standard 93006

Part A: Commentary

The topics were relevant and engaging, and culturally appropriate. There was scope for candidates with a range of abilities to complete the paper. The speaking section was appropriately challenging.

Overall, candidate responses were of high quality.

Two candidates answered one of the questions in the wrong language.

Part B: Report on performance standard

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship with Outstanding Performance commonly:

  • demonstrated sustained, controlled use of the German language at a high level
  • expressed sophisticated ideas in German in a way that captivated the reader/listener
  • integrated high-level analysis of the text with perceptive and insightful viewpoints.

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • demonstrated highly developed knowledge and skills in their written and spoken German
  • engaged the reader throughout their responses
  • were able to analyse and evaluate the key points in the texts
  • made connections beyond the stimulus material consistently
  • demonstrated perception and insight, as well as independent reflection, although to varying degrees.

Other candidates

Candidates who were not awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • did not consistently go beyond the text
  • did not interpret the text to show sufficient understanding
  • did not organise their ideas logically and clearly
  • did not show sufficient language knowledge and skills.



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Previous years' reports
2017 (PDF, 40KB)2016 (PDF, 188KB)

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