– No 1/2 marks given or deducted

 – Reduced emphasis on language to help weaker pupils

 – Minor language errors that do not interfere with meaning will have no marks deducted

 

 

 

Minor Language Errors vs Major Language Errors

 

Minor Language Errors

  • Spelling incorrect but phonetically similar and does not spell another word
  • Tense incorrect but does not change the meaning of the sentence

 

Major Language Errors

  • Spelling incorrect, not phonetically similar and/or spells another word
  • Tense incorrect and changes the meaning of the sentence

 

 

 

Example of Minor and Major Language Errors

 

Minor Language Error Example

The software is still in the early stages of deevelopment.

  • Phonetically similar, does not spell another word

 

Major Language Error Example

Tommy guest that my birthday was in January.

  • Phonetically similar, spells another word