4.0 The Year 2014 KCSE Examination Marking Schemes
4.1 English (101)
4.1.1 English Paper 1 (101/1)
1. Award marks as follows:
- Format – (5 marks)This is a friendly letter
Address (1 mark)
Date (1 mark)
Salutation (1 mark)
Closing (1 mark)
Name (1 mark)
– If four of the items are wrong deduct. 2 marks
– Deduct upto 3 marks for mixed format.
- Content – (8 marks) — greetings.— expressing thanks.
— describing the most memorable experiences – at least 3 experiences. No marks for merely mentioning. Award for vivid and interesting description.
– If the writer is the one being visited deduct 2 marks for irrelevancy.
- Language use and mechanics of writing (7 marks)— correctness of expression
— Word choice (diction)
— variety of vocabulary and sentence structure
3- (a) (i)The beginning – Once upon a time.
- repetition – e.g. searched and searched,
- danced and danced, Mother nature, big, big.
- conversational words – e.g. now, well/dialogue/contracting/direct address.
- use of a proverb – a man is truly dead when he is not remembered.
- use of a song – Mother nature my people.
- reference to magical powers/fantasy.
- Timelessness – once upon a time.
- Hyperbole – scratching heads like children.
- Use of ideophone – patapata.(Any 4 well illustrated points for 4 marks each,
no mark if an illustration is not given)
(ii)— a hand motion that sweeps over the whole audience. (1 mark)
– an outward opening of arms.
(iii)— Alliteration in – mother nature, may my arrow ﬁnd much meat. Sound /m/ is repeated. (2 marks)
(b)aunt, ewe, hear, four/fore, ate, daze. (6 marks)
(C)Malusu: Omenda tomorrow – falling
Omenda: Tomorrow – rising – falling
Malusu: forget – falling. @ – rising
Omenda: l’m did – falling (5 marks)
- Name of the classmate (mandatory)
- Time of the incident (mandatory)
- Details of the car i.e., any detail about the car e.g. registration/colour/make/ occupants. Both the student and the car must be described. (mandatory)(3 marks)
(e) Mark:Martha, I would like to invite you to a football game at Kasarani Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Martha: Thank you but I’m not a football fan. (1 mark)
Mark:Oh. Why is it that many girls are not football fans? Anyway, even if you don’t enjoy the game, you might enjoy my company.
Martha: I always enjoy your company. (1 mark)
Mark:Thank you. That is nice of you to say. So, is it a deal then?
Martha: Yes, but on one condition.
Mark:And what condition is that?
Martha:That we Watch a movie after the football game. (1 mark)
Mark:But I don’t like Watching movies. I ﬁnd them so boring! (1 mark)
Martha:Boring? In that case, I won’t accompany you to the game.
Mark:Wait. Wait. I’m very sorry for being selﬁsh. (1 mark)
Martha:I don’t think you’re being selﬁsh; all the same, I accept your apology.
Mark:Thank you. I agree with your suggestion. A football game followed by a movie it shall be. (1 mark)