Reading Pupil C Secure level 4
About this Standards File
This Standards File contains evidence for the following activities:
- Analysing pupil's own persuasive writing – ‘What's wakeskating?’
- Comparing two newspaper reports – sharks
- Questions about Romeo and Juliet
- Comparing two poems – ‘The Tyger’ and ‘View of a Pig’
- Essay on Private Peaceful
- Essay on characters in An Inspector Calls: Who was responsible for Eva Smith's death?
The file exemplifies secure level 4.
Pupil C shows sound understanding of texts at a basic level, identifying key pieces of information and making straightforward inferences from them. He is beginning to identify aspects of text structure, language and writers' intentions, but needs to develop more understanding of how they are brought together for purpose and effect.
Assessment focuses: AF2, AF5, AF6ContextAs part of a media project on advertising, pupils wrote a flyer promoting an activity of their choice. They discussed their flyers with a partner and then wrote a commentary on their own work, looking at the features they had included for impact and effect. Pupil C wrote about wakeskating (a water sport similar to waterboarding, but without bindings).Pupil's work
Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF5ContextPupils worked through two newspaper reports, identifying key linguistic and stylistic features of the writing in a grid. They then wrote a commentary on some aspects of the language used in these reports.Pupil's work
Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF4, AF5, AF6
Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF4, AF5, AF6ContextPupils read, discussed and annotated copies of the poems ‘The Tyger’ by William Blake and ‘View of a Pig’ by Ted Hughes. They then wrote an essay comparing the writers' treatment of the two animals.Pupil's workWilliam Blake, The Tyger.View of a Pig from Collected Poems by Ted Hughes, reproduced by permission of Faber and Faber Ltd.
Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF4 Context This essay was written after pupils spent several lessons exploring aspects of the novel Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, in particular the interactions between the characters. The pupils considered the relationship between Tommo and Charlie, made notes about aspects of their behaviour and drew inferences about attitudes and feelings from specific pieces of textual evidence. They then used the notes to write an essay.
Assessment focuses: AF2, AF3, AF7ContextThe class spent several lessons exploring aspects of An Inspector Calls, looking particularly at the interactions between Eva and the other characters. Pupils annotated key sections of the text with notes on the role of each character. As they did this, they also drafted sections for an extended essay on each character's responsibility for Eva's death. They then made a plan for the essay, put together all their drafted sections and created the final piece of work.
Pupil C has identified relevant points across all the texts and his final piece shows he can select from different places in a text. Throughout, he has used quotations and textual references to support his comments, although sometimes these are too long. Pupil C has satisfied both criteria for level 4 in most of the responses in this collection, and in the final piece, where he had direction and support, he has moved towards the level 5 criteria. However, a best-fit judgement for this assessment focus is level 4.
Level 4 is awarded for AFs 2–6. There is insufficient evidence to make a judgement about AF7. This more than meets the minimum requirements for the award of level 4 overall (an award of level 4 for AF2, AF3 and one other assessment focus).
The collection is based on evidence of a good range of reading, both whole texts and extracts, including media, Shakespeare, poetry, fiction and drama. There is also a range of different kinds of evidence, from discussion and text annotation to an extended essay.