Response to the film 'Billy Elliot'
This evidence of a pupil's work in reading and the teacher's assessment exemplifies the level judgement of a pupil working at secure level 6 in Year 9.
This extract from a lengthy piece on the film Billy Elliot meets this criterion for level 5 very fully. It shows a clear understanding of the film's social and historical context, identifying various markers of poverty and social class in Billy's home throughout the response and contrasting these at the end with Mrs Wilkinson's house. There is awareness of the film's wider social context (‘quite a poor, traditional working-class area’ and ‘a very traditional community where men do men's work’) and of how the various markers of class and poverty might be interpreted by an audience (‘The audience quickly realises that …’ and ‘This contrast could make the audience feel sorry for …’).