Pupil E 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 close textual references to support his comments. His later pieces of work show he can incorporate relevant quotations economically. Both criteria for level 5 and one for level 6 are fulfilled, but overall, a best-fit judgement for this assessment focus is level 5.
Pupil E has used inference and deduction to develop and explain meanings across a varied range of texts. His comments are based on textual evidence and evidence drawn from different points in the text. This securely fulfils both criteria for level 5. His inferential skills underpin his comments on text structure, use of language, writer's purpose and historical context. In the Touching the Void piece and the final piece, he has considered the wider implications or significance of the textual evidence and met some of the criteria for level 6. However, on balance, level 5 is awarded for this assessment focus.
Pupil E has shown general awareness of the writer's craft in several of the pieces in this collection. He has identified and commented on various features relating to organisation at text level. There is evidence of progression from the first piece of evidence, where he depended on support from his teacher and mostly identified features of text organisation. Although later pieces do not explain or comment fully on how the text is organised, there is sufficient evidence for both criteria to support a judgement of level 5.
Across the collection, Pupil E's ability to explain and comment on the writer's use of language in a variety of texts shows progression. In the earlier pieces he responded to the language but did not engage with it in much detail, but in the final two pieces he commented more fully on various language features and their effects on the reader. Overall, both criteria for level 5 are fulfilled.
The evidence for this assessment focus is mixed. Pupil E has clearly identified the main purpose of several texts, usually with a general overview rather than detailed explanation. This is sufficient to meet the first level 5 criterion. Across the various texts there is insufficient evidence of his ability to identify or comment on the writer's viewpoint, the second level 5 criterion. Throughout the collection there is considerable evidence of Pupil E's general awareness of the effect of the text on the reader, and the third criterion for level 5 is fully met. On balance, there is enough evidence for the first and third criteria to merit an overall award of level 5 for this assessment focus.
The first and final pieces provide evidence for this assessment focus. The evidence in the first piece is slight, but the final item in the collection demonstrates fully Pupil E's awareness of how various contexts and traditions affect meaning. He has also shown understanding of how Obama's speech relates to other major political speeches in America. Both the level 5 criteria are met; some comments in this piece also meet criteria for level 6 or 7. On balance, however, the collection as a whole provides sufficient evidence to support a judgement of level 5.