Level 6 English
Writing Assessment Grid
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Text Students write, in both Students write, in both print Students write, in both print At Level 6, students
Type print and electronic form, and electronic form, and electronic form, write sustained and
expressively about thoughts, expressively about thoughts, expressively about thoughts, cohesive narratives that
feelings, opinions and ideas to feelings, opinions and ideas to feelings, opinions and ideas to experiment with different
explore different perspectives explore different perspectives explore different perspectives techniques and show
about current issues. about complex current issues. about challenging and complex attention to chronology,
Their writing displays They use writing to explore a issues. characterisation, consistent
character development, a complex issue and to argue They use writing to explore point of view and
consistency of viewpoint, decisively for a particular point of and speculate on a complex development of a resolution.
development of a resolution and view, express alternative opinions issue and to argue strongly for a They compose a range
attempts at cohesion. They on challenging issues and attempt particular point of view. of other texts, such as
use writing to to correct the use of They write texts that feature articles,
explore a complex issue and to sociocultural bias. suggest possibilities and webpages and workplace
argue a particular point of view. They integrate complex ideas engage in personal reflections texts.
They display creativity in and multiple perspectives in about challenging themes and
terms of open-ended their writing. issues.
possibilities that include writing They show alternative
texts that express feelings perspectives, evaluate
and emotions. these and synthesise a position.
Planning They plan and write They plan, draft and write They use a range of writing They proofread and edit
and extended narratives sustained narratives with strategies including their own writing for
showing some evidence of character development, prioritising and sequencing, accuracy, consistency
Editing inclusion of a main plot and sub- consistency of viewpoint and composing ideas, proof reading, and clarity.
plots, organised ideas, and use development of a resolution and revising and editing for They plan and deliver
of vocabulary and sentence cohesion. vocabulary, audience presentations,
forms appropriate to a sustained They use proofreading and appropriateness, clarity, sequencing and organising
narrative. redrafting for clarity, creativity, coherence and complex ideas.
The writing shows evidence coherence, creativity and consistency of style. They select subject
of planning to support a consistency of style. matter and begin to use
clear position and accounts for a range of language
alternative opinions and techniques to try to position
different perspectives. readers to accept particular
They show evidence of views of people,
writing strategies including characters, events, ideas
redrafting, editing for audience and information.
appropriateness, prioritising and
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Grammar They use language techniques Their texts demonstrate They use effective They write accurately
and to argue and persuade for a written conventions of language to lead and punctuated,
particular point of view. different text types and persuade the reader. grammatically sound and
Language the use of relevant linguistic They write sustained complex sentences with
techniques and text structures longer narratives with embedded clauses and
and features. attention to chronology and phrases.
They reflect upon and achieve cohesion through the They write persuasive
evaluate how well they effective use of relevant texts dealing with
have stated their viewpoint to linguistic techniques. complex ideas and issues
position readers. They reflect upon and and control the linguistic
evaluate how well they structures and features that
have conveyed meaning and support the presentation of
met the demands of purpose, different perspectives on
context and audience. complex themes and issues.