ADMINISTRATION Intermediate 1, 2 and Higher Command Words June Greig Diane Santana
Todays Presentation Focus on the use of command words within the theory sections of all external Administration exams The need for consistency across all Administration exams with regard to setting/marking and therefore teaching and learning.
General Marking Principles Recognise and reward the knowledge and understanding demonstrated by the candidate Apply the marking standards in the same way to each script No half marks are awarded No negative marking
Higher and Lower Order Skills Intermediate 1 – only lower order skills examined Intermediate 2 – mostly lower order skills with increased level of difficulty and two higher order skills included within the theory paper Higher – balance of both lower and higher order (approximately 50:50), within each section. Higher – from 2010, compare to be examined in the compulsory section only
Command Words Lower Order Skills List, Name, Identify, State, Suggest Outline Describe Higher Order Skills Justify Compare Discuss No deductions (candidates will only score marks for each point compared, discussed or justified)