Assessment Criteria - Year 9 English Reading

KS3 Grade

Analysing Language

Analysing Structure

Evaluating Ideas

Projected KS4 Grades

 7

I explore a wide range of sophisticated language techniques.
I can use embedded quotations that are imaginative and original.
My inferences of words and phrases within texts are both perceptive and insightful.
I can explore relevant and multiple interpretations of language confidently and convincingly.
I can explain my ideas thoughtfully and concisely.
My comparisons are thoughtful and developed.

I explore a wide range of sophisticated structural techniques.
I can use embedded quotations that are imaginative and original.
My explanation of structural effect is both perceptive and insightful.
I can explore structural choices confidently and convincingly.

I can produce a critical and convincing evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of a writer’s methods.
I use a wide range of judiciously and precisely selected textual detail to support my evaluation.
My ideas are original and thoughtful.

9

6

I am beginning to identify more sophisticated examples of language techniques from the text.
I am judicious and thoughtful when selecting quotations from the text to support my points.
I understand layers of meaning and am beginning to explore multiple interpretations of language.
I can identify deeper and more meaningful layers of inference within texts.
I thoughtfully explain and explain the effect of language.
My ideas are convincing and interesting.

I am beginning to identify more sophisticated examples of structural techniques from the text.
I am judicious and thoughtful when selecting references from the text to support my points.
I can connect ideas thoughtfully within a text and explain how they are related.
I thoughtfully explain and explain the effect of structural choices.
My ideas are convincing and interesting.

I can discuss the strengths and weaknesses a piece of writing.
I can use a wide range of relevant textual detail to support my analysis and evaluation.
I can show a clear and confident understanding of writer’s methods and intentions.

8

5

I can confidently identify a wide range of language techniques throughout a text.
I select a range of key quotations more precisely from texts.
I make clear and relevant inferences and can see layers of meaning within certain words and phrases.
I can confidently explain the intended effect of language in greater detail.
I can compare the techniques writers use across more than one text.

I can confidently identify a wide range of structural techniques throughout a text.
I select a range of key references more precisely from texts.
I can identify clear links, patterns and motifs within texts.
I can confidently explain the intended effect of structural choices in greater detail.

I can clearly evaluate texts and give a personal, relevant response.
My analysis of texts uses well chosen quotations and explains the writer’s methods clearly.

7

4

I can identify effective language techniques.
I can confidently identify some key and relevant textual details.
I am beginning to make simple inferences and looking for deeper meaning within the text.
I can explain the effect of language with some clarity.
I can compare ideas, attitudes and perspectives across more than one text and identify quotations to support my ideas.

I can identify effective structural techniques.
I can confidently identify some key and relevant textual details.
I can explain the effect of language with some clarity.
I am beginning to recognise structural patterns across and within a whole text.

I can make some evaluative comments on effect on the reader.
I show some understanding of writer’s methods.
I use more relevant quotations in my evaluation and analysis.

6

3

I can identify language techniques more accurately and use them appropriately most of the time.
I can identify appropriate details from the text that are relevant to the question.
I can usually explain the effect of language.
I can usually find both similarities and differences in more than one text.

I can identify structural techniques more accurately and use them appropriately most of the time.
I can identify appropriate references from the text that are relevant to the question.
I can usually explain the effect of structural techniques.

I am beginning to make some evaluative comments.
I can use examples from the text to support my ideas.
I can evaluate a text and offer my own personal opinions and thoughts on it.

5

2

I can identify simple language techniques.
I can make simple references to a text and identify some textual details.
I can offer simple comments on the effect of language.
I can find similarities or differences in more than one text.

 

I can identify simple structural techniques.
I can show simple awareness of the structure of a whole text.
I can offer simple comments on the effect of structure.

I can make simple evaluative comments on effect on the reader.
I show a limited understanding of the writer’s methods
I select limited textual references.
I can explain my ideas about texts in a simple way.

4

1

3

WT+

I can recognise verbs and adjectives
I can find words within texts.
I can offer generic ideas about language and effect.
I can find one or two related ideas in a text.

I know how texts usually start and end.
I can recognise when a text is written in first person.
I can recognise the tone of a whole text.

I can make generalised comments on effect of language on the reader.
I can pick out a word that links to the question I am being asked.

2

WT

I can pick out a word from a text but it is not always relevant.
I can understand the meaning of most words although I am not able to apply connotations.
I can find a single word that relates to a key idea or theme.

I know how texts usually start.
I can recognise when a character is using dialogue in a text.

I am aware that language effects the reader although I have not expressed this in my writing.
I am unable to pick out any quotations from the text.

1

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