for Documents 1 and 2
Nationwide curriculum examination
2009 KS3 Science Indicate Scheme
Tiers 3–6 and 5–7 Intro
This booklet includes the mark structure for newspaper 1 and paper two in both tiers.
The structure from the mark plan for tiers 3–6 and 5–7
The mark structure for each problem shows:
the instructing points through the key level 3 program of examine
the marks available for each part of the question
the total marks available for the question
the response or predicted answers mentioned by a great asterisk
additional assistance to assist markers in making specialist judgements.
Inside the Accept line there may be:
examples of answers which are satisfactory, although they will not correspond accurately to the expected answers
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some examples of higher-level answers, which could receive by higher-attaining pupils giving an answer to questions around the lower levels in the rate.
In the Added Guidance column there may be:
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examples of answers which are too little or certainly not acceptable
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information on the typical requirement of the question
an indication, in queries involving calculations, that resulting marking may be used
recommendations on action in the event of resulting marking (see p5)
guidance to markers exactly where pupils have never followed the instructions in the question.
If a question shows up in an similar form in both tiers, the answers to the issue are given only once in the mark scheme. For clarity, equally question amounts are given. The next example, by tier 3–6 paper you question of sixteen and by tier 5–7 paper one particular question almost eight, illustrates this kind of.
* fewer bacteria
acknowledge ‘bacteria possess nowhere to
breed' or perhaps ‘there are no bacteria'
or perhaps ‘bacteria cannot live'
acknowledge ‘there is not a acid' or
‘no acidity is produced'
answers that just duplicate
or restate the booklet are
* much less acid (is produced)
acknowledge, for two represents, ‘there are
less bacterias producing acid'
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2009 KS3 Science Mark Scheme
Tiers 3–6 and 5–7 Launch
Mounting brackets indicate element of an answer that is not necessary for this to be creditworthy. In the case in point, on the opposing page, ‘less acid' is sufficient to gain the marks.
Inside the following case from component a of tiers 3–6 and 5–7 paper you question 12/4, an answer supplying ‘it provides a flagellum' and ‘it does not have a vacuole' should be awarded two marks. Nevertheless , an answer which gives ‘it contains a tail to move' needs to be given only 1 mark, because ‘tail' and ‘it can easily move' are equivalent answers.
any kind of two by
* it has a flagellum or perhaps tail
to assist it move
* it will not have a (cell)
accept ‘can move or swim'
agree to ‘it provides a tail'
accept ‘it has no
fixed shape' or ‘it changes shape'
‘whip' can be insufficient
5. it does not possess a vacuole
* it has a reservoir (for
taking in food)
accept ‘it takes in or eats food'
accept ‘it has includes a mouth-like
do not acknowledge ‘it does not have
‘it only provides a membrane' can be
‘it has a mouth' is too little
Where more than one answer is usually acceptable, this can be indicated in the mark plan by ‘any one from' or ‘any two from'. Each likely correct solution is designated with a great asterisk. In some instances, alternative email address details are indicated simply by ‘or'.
The additional guidance line shows which usually answers are inadequate or not acceptable. ‘Do not accept' answers is going to negate...