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Reading Pupil E High level 6

About this Standards File

This Standards File contains evidence for the following activities:

  • Poem inspired by Skellig
  • Travel writing about New York
  • Letter to Lord Booth about conditions in workhouses
  • Short story
  • Film review – Romeo and Juliet.

The file exemplifies high level 6.

Pupil profile

Pupil E is an enthusiastic reader who is able to draw on her knowledge of different genres in her own writing. She is developing a distinctive voice, particularly in literary texts, and is beginning to explore different stylistic features.

  • Poem inspired by Skellig

    Assessment focuses: AF1–7 Context After some open-ended class discussion of the themes in the novel Skellig, pupils explored one of the themes in more detail, developing their notes into a poem. Pupil's work

  • Travel writing about New York

    Assessment focuses: AF1–8 Context Pupils had been reading a varied selection of travel writing and looking at features of description in different texts. As a preparatory exercise, they started to think about what they might see, hear, smell and taste in a particular place. They then chose a location to write about, focusing on vividly evoking the place. Pupil's work

  • Letter to Lord Booth about conditions in workhouses

    Assessment focuses: AF1–8 Context This piece of writing was part of a joint project with the history department focusing on workhouses. Pupils studied the topic in their history lessons, looking at a number of original sources. This was complemented by role-play and drama activities in English lessons, exploring why people ended up in workhouses and what the experience was like. Pupils were then asked to write about the conditions in workhouses, choosing a suitable form for their writing. Pupil E chose to write a letter to Lord Booth.

  • Short story

    Assessment focuses: AF1–8 Context Pupils had spent a lesson looking at the short story form, considering different ways of structuring narrative to engage and intrigue the reader. They were then asked to write their own short story, focusing particularly on using a structure that was deliberately non-chronological. Pupil's work

  • Film review – Romeo and Juliet.

    Assessment focuses: AF1–8 Context Pupils read and performed sections from Romeo and Juliet and then wrote a detailed study of Act 3 Scene 1. They also watched both the Zeffirelli and the Luhrmann versions of the film and were asked to write an entertaining article reviewing the one that they had enjoyed the most. Pupil's work

  • Assessment summary

    AF5

    Pupil E has used a range of sentence structures in her writing, and is particularly strong at moving confidently between verb forms. Features such as extended phrases and deliberate use of word order are another of her strengths, and in this aspect she is beginning to fulfil some of the criteria for level 7. She has also adapted sentence structures to purpose and context, particularly in descriptive writing and when adopting a colloquial style.

  • Overall assessment judgement

    This collection of pieces shows Pupil E is fulfilling the criteria for level 6 consistently across a range of different text types. There are elements of ambition and individuality in her writing which are often, though not always, successful, and she is beginning to fulfil the criteria for level 7 in some aspects, especially at whole-text level. There are still minor errors and awkward features in her work at times and she needs to edit and proofread her work carefully to move securely into the next level.