English (Grades 6- | 6= | 6+)

Skills & Knowledge Definition


Writing - Communication



Communication is convincing

Tone, style and register consistently match purpose,
form and audience

Extensive vocabulary with evidence of conscious
crafting of linguistic devices


Writing - Organisation

Structured and developed writing with a range of engaging complex ideas

Information and ideas are managed well

Consistently coherent use of paragraphs with integrated discourse markers

Varied and effective structural features used cohesively and deliberately across the text

Varied and effective grammatical features used
cohesively and deliberately across the text




Writing - Vocab, Sentence Structure, Spelling and Punctuation

Sentence demarcation is secure and accurate

Wide range of punctuation is used for clarity and emphasis, with a high level of accuracy

Uses a full range of appropriate sentence forms for effect

Uses Standard English consistently and appropriately with secure control of complex grammatical structures

High level of accuracy in spelling, including ambitious vocabulary

Extensive and ambitious use of vocabulary


Reading 1

References integrated into interpretation(s)

Analyses effects of a range of well-chosen writer’s
choices

Selects a range of well-chosen relevant quotations to validate views



Reading 2


Shows a confident understanding of differences and /or similarities

Offers a confident, clear interpretation of both texts

Synthesises evidence between texts

Selects a range of well-chosen quotations from both texts

Reading 3

Shows confident understanding of language

Analyses the effects of the writer’s choices of language

Selects a range of well-chosen quotations

Uses a range of subject terminology appropriately

Shows confident understanding of structural features

Analyses the effects of the writer’s choice of structural features

Selects a well-chosen range of examples

Uses a range of subject terminology appropriately



Reading 4


Shows confident understanding of the differences between ideas and perspectives

Compares ideas and perspectives in a confident way

Analyses how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives

Selects a well-chosen range of quotations

Thoughtful consideration of ideas/ perspectives shown by examination of links between context/ text/ task       

 

Reading 5

Shows confident understanding of the differences
between ideas and perspectives

Compares ideas and perspectives in a confident way

Analyses how methods are used to convey ideas and perspectives

Selects a well-chosen range of quotations from both texts

Thoughtful consideration of ideas/ perspectives/ contexts shown by examination of links between context/ text/ task  

Reading 6


Exploration of ideas/ perspectives/ contextual factors shown by specific, detailed links between context/ text/task                                                                        Confident examination of ideas/ perspectives/ contextual factors, possibly including alternative interpretations/ deeper meanings.

Reading 7

Critically evaluates the text in a detailed way

Offers well-chosen examples from the text to explain views

Analyses effects of a range of writer’s choices

Selects a range of relevant, well-chosen quotations to validate views
Thoughtful, developed response to task and whole text


 

 

 

 


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