Competent speaker/listener

Likely to be assessed as level 4 in Key Stage 3 or GCSE grade F/E in Key Stage 4

Pupils at this stage are able to express straightforward ideas clearly, and in some detail, across a range of contexts. They understand that language varies in different situations and can vary their own accordingly. They show attention to the listener when explaining their own ideas. In groups and pairs they can take on straightforward roles and responsibilities and sometimes introduce new ideas to discussion, demonstrating careful listening. They can convey straightforward ideas about characters and situations in role-play and drama.

Pupils assessed as low level 4 are likely to need targets to take them to level 4 in some AF areas.

Pupils assessed as secure or high level 4 are likely to need targets to take them to level 5 in some AF areas.

For exemplification, see the following standards files.