Below is the advice from the SQA to future Standard Grade language candidates. It higlights the main problems which lead to pupils losing marks in the 2009 exams:
- Candidates should re-read their answers to make sure that they make sense and make their English expression as clear as possible.
- Answers need to be as detailed as possible.
- Candidates should focus on entire phrases/sentences rather than individual words.
- Pay attention to negatives like ne…pas, ne…rien, ne…plus and watch out for “wee words” like sans…avec…peu…meme…plus…moins