Go to navigation
It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:09 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Punctuation Marks
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:18 pm
Posts: 6
I'm confused about how punctuation is marked in the CSSE English papers and wondered (having searched the Essex forum without success) if anyone has a clear answer please?

From looking at past papers, it seems that the marks for the punctuation section have increased from 6-8 marks for earlier papers to 12 marks for more recent papers. I only have the CSSE answers for a few of the papers I possess.

It seems that for the earlier papers, only 1 mark is given for open AND closed speech marks (i.e. "....."), yet for more recent papers, 1 mark is given for both the opening speech marks AND the closing speech marks. Also, the earlier papers seem to only give 1 mark for two pieces of punctuation (e.g. a comma AND a full stop), yet for more recent papers, 1 mark is given for each.

Does anyone know the current marking system please, as punctuation are an easy(ish) way to pick up vital marks?

Thanks in advance.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Punctuation Marks
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:56 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:10 pm
Posts: 522
Sorry, no idea how they mark it now. I only have old papers, I don't have any of the recent ones.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Punctuation Marks
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:08 pm
Posts: 1226
My understanding is that the consortium schools take it in turns to write the English and Maths papers. As such it is very difficult to predict things like marking schemes as a different teacher next year may decide to do it differently.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Punctuation Marks
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:28 am
Posts: 438
Having lived through the 11+ twice now, I would advise that you don't get too caught up in worrying about how much each is type of punctuation is worth. Hope that doesn't sound too condescending because it isn't meant to - it's only that you can get utterly bogged-down with the minutiae of it all and stress where you don't need to.
All I'd focus on, is ensuring that your DC is very competent at knowing what goes where, and that you can pick up good marks from the spelling and punctuation sections :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016