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Uxbridge High School

GCSE Grade Descriptors

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The student has a sophisticated, convincing and fluent writing which perceptively analyses the viewpoints and meanings of texts and can create thought-provoking interpretations as a result. A compelling and stylistic narrative using a variety of complex language and structural devices has been created.

The student has a wide range of terminology used to effectively analyse and evaluate texts with interesting interpretations surrounding their carefully selected evidence. A convincing narrative including complex language and structural devices has been created.

The student’s writing is consistently accurate in its analysis and evaluation of texts. They have created an effective and impactful narrative through the use of some complex language and structural devices.

The student has analysed and evaluated texts and selected a range of relevant evidence to support their interpretations. They write with technical accuracy and have created an interesting narrative through language and structural devices. 

There has been considerable accuracy in the student’s written work which clearly analyses and evaluates texts in detail. The best evidence is used to support a variety of relevant ideas. An interesting narrative using language and structural devices has been created. 

There has been general control of meaning in the student’s writing which demonstrates a clear understanding of the skills: comprehension, analysis and evaluation. A coherent narrative has been created using language devices and correct spelling and grammar. 

The student has mostly accurate attempts to analyse texts using supporting evidence and clear reference to subject terminology. A narrative with some language devices has been created. 

The student has demonstrated some control of written accuracy by explaining the language of texts with evidence. Creates a basic narrative piece.

The student offers simple comments on language and selects basic evidence. Attempts to create a narrative.

SSA 

The student has attempted to answer the question with reference to the text.

SSB 

The student has provided some general written information.

SSC 

The student has communicated very little general written information.

 

ENGLISH LITERATURE

The student has created a sophisticated, stylistic and fluent argument has been created using exceptional terminology and evidence. Ideas are perceptive and fully developed to answer the question with a wide range of unique points concerning language, form, structure and context.

The student has employed a wide range of excellent terminology to evaluate the writer’s intended meaning, alternative interpretations and contextual influences. Language and structure have been consistently analysed to support a sophisticated argument. 

The student’s writing is consistently thoughtful and they have explored links between audience and the writer’s intended meaning through close analysis of language, form and structure. The influence of context has been considered effectively throughout.

The student has presented a sophisticated argument with detailed interpretations concerning the writer’s subject terminology and interaction with context and genre. Evidence is varied, impactful and subject terminology has effectively been used to throughout.

The student has presented detailed argument with varied interpretations has been made. The writer’s language and structural devices have been analysed with a range of clear supporting evidence.

The student’s interpretations and evidence are all relevant and expressed clearly. The writer’s devices and context have been examined with correct subject terminology. 

Most points the student has made are relevant to the question with supporting evidence. Mostly accurate references made to context and the writer’s devices.

The student’s writing includes some points that answer the question with supporting evidence. Beginning to show understanding of the writer’s devices and context. 

The student has demonstrated a limited understanding of plot, characters and ideas using some evidence.

SSA 

The student has attempted to show some understanding of plot. 

SSB 

The student has provided some general written information about the topic. 

SSC 

The student has communicated very little general knowledge about the topic.