Assessment Criteria - Year 9 MFL

KS3 Grade

Listening and Reading 

Speaking 

Writing  

Translation    

Projected KS4 Grades

 7

I can extract and evaluate themes and ideas in longer passages or dialogues (including authentic sources). Passages contain a combination of complex tenses and structures, justified opinions as well as some less familiar vocabulary and structures.

  I can narrate events where appropriate. I can use at least three tenses, justify complex opinions and use a range of vocabulary. I can interact confidently by asking a range of questions and respond to spontaneous questions. I can speak with excellent pronunciation and intonation.

 I can write from memory at great length, approx. 2 x paragraphs 100 words or over using a variety of structures to express facts, ideas, complex opinions and reasons.   I can use at least three tenses. I can manipulate language structures with excellent accuracy.

 I can translate from memory at great length, approx. 2 x paragraphs 100 words or over. I can translate a variety of structures to express facts, ideas, complex opinions and reasons. . I can manipulate language structures with excellent accuracy.

 9

6

I can understand themes and ideas in longer passages or dialogues. Passages contain a combination of complex tenses and structures, justified opinions as well as some less familiar vocabulary and structures.

 I can narrate events where appropriate. I can use three tenses, justify complex opinions and use a range of vocabulary. I can interact confidently by asking a range of questions. I can speak with good pronunciation and intonation.

 I can write from memory at greater length, approx. 100 words or over using a variety of structures to express facts, ideas, complex opinions and reasons.   I can use three tenses. I can manipulate language structures with good accuracy.

I can translate a paragraph from memory, which is generally accurate. I can translate a variety of structures to express facts, ideas, complex opinions and reasons.  I can manipulate language structures with good accuracy.

8

5

I can understand essential information from passages or dialogues of approx. 100 words. Passages contain at least three tenses, justified complex opinions and some less familiar and familiar vocabulary and structures.

 I can express ideas, opinions and information and without referring to notes, although there is hesitation and inaccuracy. I can use three tenses but I am not always successful. I can interact confidently by asking questions.

I can write from memory at greater length, approx. 100 words using a variety of structures to express facts, ideas, complex opinions and reasons.  I can use three tenses. I can manipulate language structures with reasonable accuracy to produce new meanings.

I can translate a paragraph from memory, which is mostly accurate and uses a variety of complex opinions and three tenses. I am aware of the changes of syntax and a range of grammatical structures.

7

4

I can understand the details in a passage of approx. 75 words or dialogue on a few familiar topics, including complex opinions and three tenses.

I can combine pre-learnt answers with some new language to communicate new meanings. I can convey information about 3-4 bullet points. I can ask and answer questions using an increasing number of exchanges.

 I can write from memory at greater length approx. 75 words. I can use three tenses, complex opinions and produce extended sentences that follow on from each other logically. I can successfully recycle learnt language.

 I can translate from memory longer passages from and into the TL with increasing accuracy, which may involve complex opinions and three tenses.

6

3

I can understand the details in a passage of approx. 50 words or dialogue on a few familiar topics, including complex opinions and two tenses.

I can adapt models successfully to convey information about 2-3 bullet points. I can use two tenses where appropriate. I can adapt familiar question forms to vary questions, with some hesitation.

 I can write a paragraph from memory covering 2-3 bullet points approx. 50 words with good accuracy. I can adapt known structures to add own elements, which may produce more inaccuracy, to express a range of ideas and opinions. I can use two tenses where appropriate. I can use a dictionary to add new language.

I can translate a short passage from and into the TL with understandable spelling and accuracy, which may involve complex opinions and two tenses.

5

2

I can understand the details of a short-spoken passage or text made up of familiar language, including opinions and possible reference to two time frames.

I can use simple phrases independently and give my opinion with secure pronunciation. I can ask and answer simple questions and express my opinion.

 I can write a short paragraph from memory made up of short sentences covering some bullet points. Spelling from memory may have some inaccuracy. I can justify my opinion.

I can translate a short passage on a few topics into English. I can translate longer sentences into the TL on a few different topics including opinions.

4

1

I can understand the main points of a short-spoken passage and familiar written phrases, which include opinions.

I can say some short phrases independently without support with understandable pronunciation. I can ask and answer simple questions from memory.

I can write a short, simple text from memory, using simple sentences from one familiar topic with reasonable spelling. I can express my opinion.

I can translate words, phrases, and short sentences from English into the TL with understandable spelling.

3

WT+

I can understand and respond to some basic familiar spoken and written words and short phrases.

 I can say short pre-prepared phrases with understandable pronunciation. I can rehearse and perform short dialogues.

I can write words, phrases and several short sentences from memory with understandable spelling.

I can translate short sentences from the TL into English from memory.

2

WT

1

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