Assessment Criteria - Year 9 English Writing

KS3 Grade

Content and Organisation of Writing

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Projected KS4 Grades

 7

I communicate convincingly.
I consistently match tone, style and register to purpose, form and audience.
I use an extensive range of vocabulary with evidence of conscious crafting of language devices.
I produce structured and developed writing with a range of complex ideas.
I write in consistently coherent paragraphs with integrated discourse markers.

My use of sentence demarcation is consistently secure and consistently accurate.
I use a wide range of punctuation with a high level of accuracy.
I use a full range of sentence forms for effect.
I use Standard English consistently and appropriately with secure control of complex grammatical structures.
I write with a high level of accuracy in spelling, including ambitious vocabulary.
I use an extensive range of ambitious vocabulary.

 9

6

I consistently communicate clearly and effectively.
I consistently match tone, style and register to purpose, form and audience.
I use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and phrasing, chosen for effect.
I use a range of language devices successfully.
My writing is engaging with a range of detailed and connected ideas.
I write in coherent paragraphs with integrated discourse markers.

     My use of sentence demarcation is secure and accurate.
I use a range of punctuation, mostly with success.
I use a variety of sentence forms for effect.
I mostly use Standard English appropriately.
I generally spell complex and irregular words correctly.
My use of vocabulary is increasingly sophisticated.

               

8

5

I communicate clearly.
I clearly match tone, style and register to purpose, form and audience.
I clearly chose vocabulary for effect.
I use language devices successfully.
My writing is engaging with a range of connected ideas.
I write in coherent paragraphs with a range of discourse markers.

7

4

I communicate successfully most of the time.
I match purpose, form and audience in a sustained way.
I consciously use vocabulary and language devices.
I write about an increasing variety of linked and relevant ideas.
I write in paragraphs with some use of discourse markers.

    My use of sentence demarcation is mostly secure.
I have some control of a range of punctuation.
I attempt to use a variety of sentence forms.
I have some control of Standard English.
I sometimes spell more complex words accurately.
I use varied vocabulary.

6

3

I communicate with some success.
I attempt to match purpose, form and audience.
I am starting to vary my vocabulary.
I am starting to use language devices more frequently.
I write about some linked and relevant ideas.
I attempt to write in paragraphs and to use some structural features.

5

2

I communicate simple ideas successfully.
I show a simple awareness of purpose, form and audience.
I use simple vocabulary and language devices.

     I sometimes show where sentences begin and end.
I sometimes use punctuation consciously.
I use simple vocabulary.
I spell basic words accurately.
I occasionally use Standard English.
I use a simple range of sentence forms.
I use simple vocabulary.

4

1

I communicate some meaning.
I occasionally show a sense of purpose, form and audience.
I use simple vocabulary.
I produce writing without paragraphs or structural features. 

3

WT+

  I can present ideas but they may be unclear or unconnected.
I am aware that I am writing for an audience.
I use very basic word choices.

 

I write in sentences although rarely use capital letters or punctuation.
I use a full stop although not always correctly.
I use very basic word choices.
I sometimes use slang and informal language although my meaning is still decipherable.
I use simple sentences.

2

WT

 My ideas are unclear although I am able to write something
I show no awareness of the purpose of my writing although I am presenting ideas
My word choices are often obscure and out of context

I write in sentences but they do not contain any punctuation.
I do not make use of any punctuation.
Some of the words I use are out of context or indecipherable.
I cannot form basic sentences with subject and verb agreement.

1

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