Diploma Examinations

Examples of the Standards for Students' Writing

 

The written responses in these documents are examples of diploma examination writings that would receive scores of Satisfactory (S), Proficient (Pf), or Excellent (E). These example responses are taken from the Diploma Examinations. Along with the commentaries that accompany them, they should help you and your students to understand the standards for diploma examination writing in relation to the scoring criteria.

The purpose of the example responses is to illustrate the standards that governed the marking session and that anchored similar example responses selected for subsequent marking sessions. The example papers and the commentaries were also used to train markers to apply the scoring criteria consistently and to justify their decisions about scores in terms of the student’s work and the criteria. These example responses represent a very small sample of how students successfully approached the assignments. The example responses are arranged by assignment, not by entire examination paper. 

   January    June

English Language Arts 30-1 

     
   2009    2009
   2010    
   2011    2011
   2012    2012
   2013    

English Language Arts 30-2

     
       2008
   2009    2009
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   2011    
   2012    

Social Studies 30-1

     
   2010    
   2011    
 

 2012

   
 

 2013

   
 

 2014

   

 Social Studies 30-2

     
   2010    
   2011    
   2012    
   2014