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English Paper 1 Question 1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
➡️Candidates were expected to write Personal Journal
☑️Most candidates were caught offside more so in the format of personal Journal which was attracting 4 marks.
☑️ To score 4 marks, candidates were expected to write Day, Date, Month and year (any these items missing- no mark)
☑️ Four subtopics given in the question were to be captured in every entry.
( Full date- Day, date, month, year- 2 mks
Four Subtopics given in the question – 2 mks
👆🏿👆🏿 These two items were captured by very few candidates making majority of the candidates to miss the the 4 marks.
To score the 8 marks for the content, candidates were expected to
☑️ State one event per entry based on the instructions in the question (1mk)
☑️State the feeling or though brought by the event stated per entry (1mk)
☑️ Most Candidates were unable to bring out the feeling or though but stated the events making most of them to secure 4/8 marks in the content.
➡️ LANGUAGE 8 marks
☑️ Most candidates were posting minimum of 3 marks in the language.
English Paper 1 Question 2: CLOZE TEST
2023 Cloze Test was a bit friendly to the candidates with majority posting a minimum of 3/10. Some even scored 9/10
KCSE 2023 KCSE English Paper 1 Question 3: ORAL SKILLS
This was the worst perfomed section in this paper with most candidates struggling to score 10/30
☑️ Question on Speech 6 marks
➡️Most candidates were not expecting the practical aspects of testing oral skills, they were unable to identify elements of speech, what is achieved by use of comma in a speech however they scored on how to say the last statement of the speech making the majority to secure 2/6 marks here.
☑️ Question on Sounds (6mks)
Candidates were expected to group the sound into voice and voiceless
☑️ This section was wonderfully performed as majority posted 4/6 marks
☑️ Question on Self introduction 5 mks
Most candidates were unable to demonstrate the basic concept of making self introduction. With most of them securing 2/5 marks
☑️ Question on syllabic stress 3 mks
This area tested the syllabic stress rule -Verb, noun, diphthong. It was performed well.
☑️ Question on public speaking, paying attention and listening 4 marks, Most candidates secure full marks in this section.
☑️ Question on Etiquette -How to call a classmate during the on going lesson -6marks
➡️ This was perceived by the candidates to be simple, but due to it’s practical aspect. Most candidates secure 3/6 . They were expected to
Knock -wait -Excuse -pass the msg -thank the teacher then close the door.
Let’s go practical when teaching Oral Skills and teach all the Function Writing items