Thursday, 5 August 2010

English Paper 2 - Format

Paper 2 comprises three sections, Section A, Section B and Section C.

Section A : Sentence Construction
(Based on the given words and graphic)
(10 marks)

- Pupils construct sentences based on the composite picture.
- Construct 5 sentences about the picture.
- Pupils should be creative and possessed good thinking skills.
- Must show variety of sentences (Simple sentence, Compound sentence and Complex sentence) in order to score high marks.
- Pupils must have a good command of the language, minimal grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.

Section B : Information Transfer
(2a - 10 marks)
(2b - 5 marks)

- Pupils are required to read and understand the information in the notes.
- Transfer will be at word or phrase level.
- Pupils are required to transfer the information correctly in the answer's table provided.
- Strictly marking.
- Pupils should avoid any spelling and punctuations mistakes when transferring the information.
- Provide good reasons for the choice made.
- Pupils must have a good command of the language, minimal grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.

Section C : Note Expansion
(15 marks)

- This question requires a pupil to study carefully the pictures based on a theme. A set of words are also given with each pictures.
- Pupils are encouraged to make one, two or more sentences depending on their proficiency.
- Write in paragraphs with an introduction and a suitable ending.
- Pupils must have a good command of the language, minimal grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.
- Pupils should possess good writing skills, construct interesting essay, able to use idiom or simile (sometimes), adjectives, adverbs and use variety of sentences in order to score high marks.
- Grammar is essential as marks are given based on the sentences that are well constructed.


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