Attachment A 

COURSE

ACHIEVEMENT  GRADE

(Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing)

OVERALL GRADE

GE: (Levels 1 - 7): General English

AECS: Advanced English Communication Skills    

EAP (I, II & III): English for Academic Purposes

EIBC (I & II): English for International Business Communication

ESP: TESOL: English for Specific Purposes: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  A+

90%

Excellent

7: High Distinction

6: Distinction

5: Credit

4: Competent

3: Limited

2: Fail

1: Fail

≥90%

≥80% - <90%

≥70% - <80%

≥60% - <70%

≥50% - <60%

≥40% - <50%

<40%

A

≥80% - <90%

Very Good

B

≥70% - <80%

Good

C

≥60% - <70%

Satisfactory

  D*

≥50% - <60%

Limited

  E*

<50%

Very Limited

* Students in GE, EAP, EIBC and TESOL who receive two grades of D or one grade of E in the macroskills (Speaking, Listening, Reading or Writing) will automatically receive an overall grade of 3 or below

BE 10: Bridging English

 

 

A+:   High Achievement

A:     High Achievement

B:     Satisfactory Achievement                

C^:   Satisfactory Achievement                

D:    Limited Achievement

E:    Limited Achievement

 

≥90

≥80 - <90   

≥70 - <80 

≥60 - <70  

≥50 - <60   

<50

 

7: High Distinction

6: Distinction

5: Credit

4: Meets UQ min requirements^

3: Fail

2: Fail

1: Fail

≥95%

≥85% - <95%

≥75% - <85%

≥65% - <75%

≥55% - <65%

≥45% - <55%

<45%

^For UQ programs with standard English language entry requirements (IELTS Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening), BE 10 exit requirements are: a minimum Overall Grade of 4 plus a minimum Achievement Grade of C in all four macro skills.

For UQ programs with alternative English language entry requirements, please see: ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/3.40.14-english-language-proficiency-admission

BE 30, BE 25, BE, 20 and BE 15

SA: Satisfactory Achievement

LA: Limited Achievement

SA: Satisfactory Achievement

LA: Limited Achievement

 

ICTE English Language Course Level Descriptors

Course

CEFR*

Descriptor

BE 10

EAP III

AECS

GE Level 7

C1

Proficient User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 5 or above^:

Can understand a wide range of demanding texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

^For learners who complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or below, see B2.2 descriptor below

BE 20 - 15

EAP II

EIBC II

GE Level 6

B2.2

Independent User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or above:

Can understand texts which have a degree of complexity on both familiar and unfamiliar topics normally encountered in personal, social, academic or vocational life. Can generally express him/herself fluently, accurately and effectively on a range of general, academic, vocational or leisure topics, marking clearly the relationships between ideas. Can produce clear, systematically developed texts with appropriate highlighting of significant points, and relevant supporting detail.

BE 30 - 25

EAP I

EIBC I ESP:TESOL

GE Level 5

B2.1

Independent User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or above:

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects related to his/her field of interest, expanding and supporting ideas with subsidiary points and relevant examples.

GE Level 4

B1.2

Independent User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or above:

Can understand straightforward factual information about common everyday, job or study related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where English is spoken. Can communicate with some confidence on familiar routine and non-routine matters related to his/her interests and professional field. Can produce straightforward connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest as well as abstract or cultural topics such as music and films with some confidence.

GE Level 3

B1.1

Independent User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or above:

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study and leisure. Can exploit a wide range of simple language to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling. Can enter unprepared into conversation, express personal opinions and exchange information on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). Can produce texts describing experiences, feelings and events in some detail briefly giving reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and actions.

GE Level 2

A2

Basic User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or above:

Can understand clear standard speech with some repetition or reformulation. Can participate in short conversations on topics of interest and deal with common aspects of everyday living such as travel, accommodation, eating and shopping. Can use simple techniques to start, maintain or end an interaction. Can identify specific information in simple texts, like letters, brochures and short articles, and can write descriptions and personal letters about everyday aspects of life using linked sentences.

GE Level 1

A1

Basic User: Learners who successfully complete these courses with an overall grade of 4 or above:

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

*CEFR Level: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR, is a guideline used to describe achievements in reading, listening, speaking and writing at each level of learners of foreign languages. Further Information: coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/Cadre1_en.asp