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Yr.

9 Marking Schedule: Written Response to Film


Below the Expected
Level
L3b L3p
1 = Makes some brief
relevant comments
about the film.
2 = Shows knowledge
of the film recounts
events or describes a
character or idea without
showing how film
techniques are used to
show this character or
idea

Towards the Expected


Level
L4b
Shows a simple
understanding of the film
and makes at least two
points describing a
character or idea from the
film.
Supports ideas with
explanations with at least
one specific relevant
example

May make a single


reference to a film
technique ( a single
close up) to support the
whole answer

Identifies at least two film


techniques and shows
some understanding of
their effects in creating an
understanding of this idea
or character.

Makes general
statements that have
little explanation or are
unsupported by
examples

May need to develop the


skill of integrating
explanations and
knowledge of film
techniques.

May have some limited


personal response.

Writing is beginning to
make links within
paragraphs back to the
question

Little structure or
grouping of ideas.
Short.

Comments:

At the Expected level


L4a L5b
Shows a clear
understanding of the film
by explaining at least two
points about an idea or
character with some
detail.
Supports explanations
with at least two specific
relevant examples.
Shows a clear
understanding of how at
least two film techniques
are used to create effects
and understanding of
ideas or character.
Writing begins to integrate
explanations with
knowledge of film
techniques
Makes a relevant
comment on the
importance of the ideas in
terms of personal
significance.
Writing clearly links ideas
within paragraphs back to
the question

Above the Expected


Level
L5a
Shows a convincing
understanding of the film
by giving a detailed
explanation of two or
more points about an
idea or character in the
film studied.
Supports explanations
with several relevant
examples and quote(s).
Shows a clear
understanding of how two
or more film techniques
are used to create effects
and understanding of
ideas or character.
Writing begins to
integrate explanations of
ideas with knowledge of
film techniques and their
effects.
Makes a relevant
comment on the
importance of the ideas in
terms of personal and
wider significance
Writing clearly links ideas
within paragraphs back to
the question.

Yr. 9 Marking Schedule: Written Response to Novel


Not Achieved
L3b L4b
1 = Makes some brief
relevant comments
about the text.

Achieved
L4p L4a
Describes a character or
idea from the text which
relates to the question.

2 = Shows some
knowledge of the text
recounts events from the
story or describes a
character or idea without
supporting details

Gives a simple explanation


of the points relating to the
question.

Makes general
statements that have
little explanation or are
unsupported by
examples
May have some limited
personal response
Little structure or
grouping of ideas.
Short.

Supports ideas with at


least two specific
examples / quotes and
comments on the
examples are beginning to
show links to the question.
Shows some personal
connections with the text
and makes at least two
comments.
Writing is beginning to
make links within
paragraphs back to the
question.

Merit
L5b L5p
Shows an understanding
of the text by clearly
explaining at least two
points about an idea or
character in the text
studied.
Supports ideas and
explanations with at least
two specific relevant
examples or quote(s)
which are related to the
question.
Makes a relevant
comment on the
importance to the ideas in
terms of personal
significance.
Writing begins to integrate
explanations and
comments with quotes
and specific supporting
details.
Writing clearly links ideas
within paragraphs back to
the question.

Comments:

Excellence
L5a- L6b
Gives a detailed and
convincing explanation of
two or more points about
an idea or character in
the text studied.
Supports ideas
explanations with several
relevant examples and
quote(s) specifically
related to the question.
Makes a relevant
comment on the
importance to the ideas in
terms of personal and
wider significance.
Writing begins to
integrate explanations
and comments on the
texts with quotes and
specific details.
Writing clearly links ideas
within paragraphs back to
the question.