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Cambridge International Examinations Cambridge Primary Checkpoint ENGLISH 0844/01 Paper 1 October 2016 MARK SCHEME Maximum Mark: 50 This document consists of 17 printed pages and 1 blank page. IB16 10_0844_01/3RP © UCLES 2016
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    This document consists of 17  printed pages and 1  blank page. IB16 10_0844_01/3RP © UCLES 2016 [Turn over    Cambridge International Examinations Cambridge Primary Checkpoint ENGLISH 0844/01  Paper 1  October 2016 MARK SCHEME   Maximum Mark: 50  2   © UCLES 2016 0844/01/O/N/16 Section A: Reading Question number 1  According to the text, how old is the freshwater Lake Baikal thought to be? Part Mark Answer Further Information 1 The lake was created more than twenty-five million years ago / is over 25 million years old.  Answers must be more than / over   twenty-five million years NOT  just twenty-five million years. Where a quote is given it can include ‘it is estimated that’ this lake was created more than twenty five million years ago.’ BUT no more than this.  Accept numbers but ‘more than’ or ‘over’ is essential for the mark, i.e.: ‘over 25,000,000 years.’ ‘Years’ is essential for the mark as well. Where numbers have been used, there must be the correct amount of zeros. Total 1  3   © UCLES 2016 0844/01/O/N/16 [Turn over    Question number 2 What is special about Lake Baikal that allows so many plants and animals to survive in such deep water? Part Mark Answer Further Information 1 (The lake has unusually) high levels of oxygen. Do not accept just ‘oxygen levels’ / ‘because of the oxygen’. Do not accept long quotes.  Allow a quote: ‘This is because of the lake’s unusually high oxygen levels.’ but no more.  Accept answers that include the stem of the question, e.g.: ‘so many animals and plants survive’. Do not accept answers that go beyond the question, e.g.: ‘the much wider variety of plants and animals’. Total 1 Question number 3 Tick (   ) two boxes to show which are true statements about Lake Baikal.   Part Mark Answer Further Information 2 It is in a very mountainous area. It holds more fresh water than any other lake in the world. Boxes 2 and 4 should be ticked.  Award 1 mark for each correct tick / unambiguous mark.  Award 0 marks if more than two boxes are ticked / unclearly marked.  Total 2  4   © UCLES 2016 0844/01/O/N/16 Question number 4 Rewrite the last paragraph to include the main points, using no more than 30 words. Part Mark Answer Further Information 2 The summary must contain 3 of the 4 pieces of information: ã  some unique or unusual species live in the lake (not ‘rare’) ã  one of these is the only freshwater seal in the world ã  these seals / nerpa have more blood than other seals / they can store more oxygen than other seals ã  they (nerpa) can stay under water for 70 minutes/longer than other seals/a very long time/dive to 300 metres/dive deeper than other seals/dive to great(er) depths. E.G.: The lake has some unique creatures living in it. These include the world’s only freshwater seals. They have more blood than normal seals allowing them to stay underwater for longer. ( 2 marks – 30 words – 4 points of info ) OR The lake’s remarkable qualities have made it home to a number of unusual and unique creatures. These include nerpa. These seals have two more litres of blood than other seals. ( 1 mark – 30 words – 2 points of info ) OR Nerpa live in Lake Baikal. They are the only freshwater seal in the world. They have more blood and live underwater. ( 0 marks – 21 words – 1 point of info – the rest is incomplete )  Award 2 marks for: ã  A summary no more than 30 words + 3 or 4 of the required information.  Award 1 mark for: ã  A summary no more than 30 words + only 2 points of information.  Award 0 marks for: ã  A summary over 30 words. OR ã  A summary where there is 1 or 0 pieces of information. OR ã  Unintelligible, nonsensical responses. NOTE : The summary must be in sentences that are grammatically correct (allow one  error). There may be punctuation / spelling errors.  ALSO:  award 1 mark where candidates have included ALL FOUR pieces of information in bullet points within the word limit.  Allow ‘freshwater’ as one word even where the candidate has split it into two. Count ‘300’ as one word, but ‘three hundred’ as two words.  Total 2
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