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Grade Ladder – Sociology
9
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding that is always relevant, accurate and well detailed. Quality of expression is exceptional, and the information is presented succinctly. There is full expansion of all points. Key terms are used consistently. The structure is excellent. Quality of communication is excellent- grammar and punctuation are used with precision.
  • Clearly apply your knowledge and understanding- with reference to multiple examples.
  • Analyse and evaluate effectively, with reference to practical implications and applications. Conclusions drawn are sound and expressed through elaboration in all paragraphs. Relevant terminology is used consistently throughout. The answer demonstrates an exceptional level of substantiated reasoning, is clear, coherent and well –focussed.
8
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding, which is accurate and detailed. The quality of communication is excellent- grammar and punctuation used with precision. Key terms are used consistently.  Structure excellent.
  • Clearly apply your knowledge and understanding- with reference to multiple examples.
  • Analyse and evaluate effectively. This means that conclusions drawn are sound and expressed through elaboration in most paragraphs. Relevant terminology is used consistently throughout. The answer demonstrates an excellent level of substantiated reasoning, is clear, coherent and very focused.
7
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding, which is accurate and detailed. Quality of communication good- makes sense- structure good. Key terms used correctly in most instances although there are some minor inaccuracies.
  • Clearly apply your knowledge and understanding to some examples.
  • Analyse and evaluate effectively. This means that conclusions drawn are sound and expressed through elaboration in some paragraphs. Relevant terminology is used consistently throughout. The answer demonstrates a good level of substantiated reasoning, is clear, coherent and mostly focused.
6
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding, which is mostly accurate and detailed in parts. Quality of communication is mainly good. The structure is good. Key terms used correctly used in most instances although there are some inaccuracies.
  • Clearly apply your knowledge and understanding to some examples.
  • Analyse and evaluate effectively in most cases. This means that conclusions drawn are sound and expressed through elaboration in some paragraphs. Relevant terminology is used throughout. The answer demonstrates a level of substantiated reasoning, is clear, coherent and mostly focused.
5
  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding, which is accurate, with some detail in places. Quality of communication is good- although this may not be consistent – Structure good but can lack focus in places. Key terms used correctly in some instances- although there may be minor inaccuracies.
  • Some application of knowledge and understanding through reference to examples- although these may not be elaborated.
  • Analyse and evaluate with some effectiveness. This means that conclusions drawn are sound and expressed through elaboration in some paragraphs. Relevant terminology is used throughout. The answer demonstrates some reasoning, is clear, with some coherence and mostly focused.
 4
  • Knowledge and understanding are evident, but lacks focus in places. Quality of communication is good- although this may not be consistent – Structure good but can lack focus in places. Key terms used correctly in some instances- although there may be inaccuracies.
  • Some application of knowledge and understanding through reference to examples- although these may not be elaborated.
  • Analyse and evaluate with some effectiveness. There is some attempt at forming conclusions, although elaboration is limited. The answer demonstrates some reasoning, with some coherence and mostly focused.
 3
  • Knowledge and understanding are evident, but lacks focus in places. Lacks quality of communication in places– Structure lacks focus in places. Key terms used correctly occasionally.
  • Attempted application of knowledge and understanding.
  • Analyse and evaluate with limited effectiveness. Any attempts to draw conclusions are not always successful or present.  The answer demonstrates limited reasoning, with some coherence and partly focused.
 2
  • Knowledge and understanding is limited (few examples present) Lacks quality of communication. The answer occasionally demonstrates substantiated reasoning, but may lack clarity, coherence, focus and logical structure. Relevant terminology is occasionally used.
  • Demonstrate a limited ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
  • Provide limited analysis and evaluation. At the lower end of this descriptor, analysis and evaluation will be absent. Any attempts to draw conclusions are not always successful or present.
 1
  • Knowledge and understanding are limited (only one or two examples present) Lacks quality of communication. The answer occasionally demonstrates reasoning, but overall may lack clarity, coherence, focus and logical structure. Relevant terminology is used infrequently.
  • Demonstrate very limited ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
  • Analysis and evaluation is absent and any attempts to draw conclusions are not present.
All BTEC results have been emailed to student school email accounts 02.09.2020