Essay on Geography
General Certificate of Education (A-level)
Unit 1: Physical and Human Geography
Mark schemes are prepared by the Principal Examiner and considered, together with the relevant questions, by a panel of subject teachers. This mark scheme includes any amendments made at the standardisation events which all examiners participate in and is the scheme which was used by them in this examination. The standardisation process ensures that the mark scheme covers the candidates’ responses to questions and that every examiner understands and applies it in the same correct way. As preparation for standardisation each examiner analyses a …show more content…
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Geography 2030 - AQA A Level Mark Scheme 2011 June series
GEOG1, GEO4A and GEO4B General Guidance for GCE Geography Assistant Examiners
Marking – the philosophy
Marking should be positive rather than negative.
Mark schemes – layout and style
The mark scheme for each question will have the following format:
a) Notes for answers (nfa) – exemplars of the material that might be offered by candidates
b) Mark scheme containing advice on the awarding of credit and levels indicators.
Point marking and Levels marking
a) Questions with a mark range of 1-4 marks will be point marked.
b) Levels will be used for all questions with a tariff of 5 marks and over.
c) Two levels only for questions with a tariff of 5 to 8 marks.
d) Three levels to be used for questions of 9 to 15 marks.
Levels Marking – General Criteria
Everyone involved in the levels marking process (examiners, teachers, students) should understand the criteria for moving from one level to the next – the “triggers”. The following general criteria are designed to assist all involved in determining into which band the quality of response should be placed. It is anticipated that candidates’ performances under the various elements will be