Versatile speaker/listener

Likely to be assessed as level 7 in Key Stage 3 or GCSE grade C/B in Key Stage 4

Versatile speakers can use language with precision to explore a wide range of subject matter. Their broad vocabulary and ability to position the listener ensures their talk is engaging and assured. In pair and group work they can interrogate others' ideas and sustain effective discussion with well-judged contributions. In role-play they use their linguistic confidence to explore complex ideas and issues, and they are able to evaluate the impact of language variation across a range of contexts.

Pupils assessed as low level 7 are likely to need targets to take them to level 7 in some AF areas.

Pupils assessed as secure or high level 7 are likely to need targets to take them to level 8 in some AF areas.

For exemplification, see APP standards file: Speaking and listening – Year 9 low level 7 (MP4-44.6 MB) Attachments .