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IB English Language and Literature: IOC Assessment Chart HL/SL

A: Knowledge and understanding


B: Understanding of the use and
C: Organization
D: Language
of the text or extract
effects of literary features
How well organized is the
How clear, varied and accurate is the
To what extent does the commentary To what extent does the commentary
commentary?
language?
show knowledge and understanding
show an awareness of how the
How coherent is the structure?
How appropriate is the choice of
of the text?
literary features in the text (for
register and style? (Register
example, structure, technique and
Are the comments supported by wellrefers, in this context, to the
style) are used to construct
chosen references to the text?
students use of elements such as
meaning?
vocabulary, tone, sentence structure
To what extent does the commentary
and terminology appropriate to the
show understanding of the effects of
commentary.)
literary features?
0
The work does not reach a
0
The work does not reach a
0
The work does not reach a
0 The work does not reach a
standard described by the
standard described by the
standard described by the
standard described by the
descriptors below.
descriptors below.
descriptors below.
descriptors below.
1-2
The commentary shows
1-2 There is little awareness of the
1
Little organization is apparent;
1 The language is rarely clear and
limited knowledge and little or
use of literary features and little
the commentary has little
appropriate, with many errors in
no understanding of the text;
or no illustration of their effects
structure.
grammar and sentence
comments are rarely
on the reader.
construction and little sense of
supported by references to the
register and style
text.
3-4
The commentary shows
3-4 There is some awareness of the
2
Some organization is apparent;
2 The language is sometimes clear
superficial knowledge and
use of literary features, with few
the commentary has some
and appropriate; grammar and
understanding of the text;
references illustrating their
structure.
sentence construction are
comments are occasionally
effects on the reader.
generally accurate, although
supported by references to the
errors and inconsistencies are
text.
apparent; register and style are to
some extent appropriate to the
commentary.
5-6
The commentary shows
5-6 There is adequate awareness
3
The commentary is adequately
3 The language is mostly clear and
adequate knowledge and
and illustration of the use of
organized; the structure is
appropriate, with an adequate
understanding of the text;
literary features, with
generally coherent.
degree of accuracy in grammar
comments are generally
understanding of their effects on
and sentence construction; the
supported by references to the
the reader.
register and style are mostly
text.
appropriate to the commentary.
7-8
The commentary shows a very 7-8 There is good awareness and
4
The commentary is well
4 The language is clear and
good knowledge and
illustration of the use of literary
organized; the structure is
appropriate, with a good degree
understanding of the text;
features, with detailed
mostly coherent.
of accuracy in grammar and
comments are supported by
understanding of their effects on
sentence construction; register
well-chosen references to the
the reader.
and style are effective and
text.
appropriate to the commentary.
9The commentary shows
9There is excellent awareness and 5
The commentary is very
5 The language is very clear and
10
excellent knowledge and
10
illustration of the use of literary
effectively organized; the
entirely appropriate, with a high
understanding of the text;
features, with very good
structure is coherent and
degree of accuracy in grammar
comments are effectively
understanding of their effects on
effective.
and sentence construction; the
supported by well-chosen
the reader.
register and style are consistently
references to the text.
effective and appropriate to the
commentary.