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The notes below are based on handouts by and with permission of Frances Harding.

 

A Student Friendly Unofficial Version of The Practical Project Mark Scheme 2004/5


Abstract:                                                                                        

Band 1

The aim, method and findings are evident but one aspect may lack clarity

1 mark

Band 2

The aim, method and findings are evident, fluent & clear

2 marks


Background:

Band 1

Brief, possible inaccuracies, rationale lacks clarity

1 2 marks

Band 2

Appropriate brief, rationale logical but not fully explained

3 4 marks

Band 3

Appropriate, concise with understanding, clear rationale

5 marks

 

Hypotheses:
 

Band 1

Appropriate

1 2 marks

Band 2

Clear research aim, clearly operationalised

3 marks

 

Methodology:
 

Band 1

Described, significant omissions in one aspect, replication difficult.

1 2 marks

Band 2

Described, minor omissions, replication is possible

3 5 marks

Band 3

Described, clear, concise, accurate replication

6 8 marks

 

Results:
 

Band 1

1 Data is comprehensible, some analysis, means or inferential test, some findings lack of clarity

1 2 marks

Band 2

Appropriate use of summaries, tables, visual displays, an inferential test; + key aspects of findings

3 5 marks

Band 3

Band 2 plus clearly and concisely with understanding

6 8 marks

 

Discussion:
 

Band 1

Evaluated, lacks clarity / understanding

1 2 marks

Band 2

Evaluated, some understanding, list-like or simply observations

3 6 marks

Band 3

Evaluated, clearly and concisely, thorough understanding applied to the project

7 10 marks

 

Presentation & Communication:
 

Band 1

Concise, standard format, minor errors

1 2 marks

Band 2

Clear and concise, standard format

3 4 marks

 


 

A Student Friendly Unofficial Version of The Assignment Mark Scheme  2004/5

 

Issues & Assumptions:
 

Band 1

More than one appropriate issue from source is identified

1 3 marks

Band 2

Band 1 + justified or related to appropriate psychology

4 6 marks

Band 3

A range of issues, from two different areas clearly and concisely identified, justified and related to appropriate psychology

7 9 marks

 

Evidence Psychological:
 

Band 1

Brief, some relevance to issues

1 3 marks

Band 2

Appropriate brief, related to source or relevance explained

4 6 marks

Band 3

Apposite very appropriate clearly, concisely with understanding, explicitly related to source

8 11 marks

Band 4

Band 3 plus detail, accuracy, and understanding of different areas of psychology.

12 15 marks

 

Applications The suggestions:
 

Band 1

Apply psychological knowledge to issues

1 3 marks

Band 2

Apply appropriate knowledge explicitly to issues, based on psychological evidence, related to source and show some pragmatic understanding or evaluation.

4 7 marks

Band 3

Apply apposite knowledge explicitly to issues, from different areas of psychology, based on apposite psychological evidence, related explicitly to  source, showing perceptive, pragmatic understanding, critical comment

8 10 marks

 

Presentation and Communication:
 

Band 1

Some psychological terms, references, but with errors, omissions, or only a bibliography.

1 2 marks

Band 2

Concise, coherent, a range of terms accurately, references linked to text in standard format, only minor errors or omissions

3 5 marks

Band 3

Band 2 + good understanding of a wide range of psychological terms. All references

6 8 marks

 

 


 

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