Assessment Report

New Zealand Scholarship
Japanese 2020

Standard 93002

Part A: Commentary

Candidates responded well to the topic that was fair and accessible. They showed understanding of the texts by referring to the points made – not just making a summary – to express their own ideas and those of others. They constructed convincing, well-planned and well-structured arguments that showed insight, depth of understanding and independent thinking.

Part B: Report on performance standard

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship with Outstanding Performance commonly:

  • demonstrated a clear and deep understanding of the texts
  • drew perceptive conclusions from the texts
  • integrated their own ideas throughout their response
  • worked consistently over the three questions to a high level.

Candidates who were awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • produced planned and well-structured responses
  • used their own words to interpret the stimulus material
  • answered the questions directly
  • explored most of the points in the texts to explain ideas and justify arguments
  • went beyond the texts and fully explained their inferences
  • worked consistently over the three questions.

Other candidates

Candidates who were not awarded Scholarship commonly:

  • did not answer the questions directly
  • translated the texts
  • provided a description of the texts
  • only gave brief or no explanation of how ideas from the texts supported their original arguments
  • based answers solely on their own experience
  • did not reference the texts
  • worked inconsistently over the three questions.


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Previous years' reports
2016 (PDF, 187KB)

2017 (PDF, 46KB)

2018 (PDF, 90KB)

2019 (PDF, 184KB)

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