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English Assessment Framework

PAPER A (Year 3)
The student may be tested on skills contained in this table, for example: SKILLS Locate Identify Interpret Infer Synthesise Reading Literary Questions may require students to information within a narrative the main idea of a simple poem visual information accompanying a narrative reasons for a characters actions a text to draw a conclusion from a narrative Reading Factual Questions may require students to information in a report the purpose of a text which explains pieces of information in a factual description the outcome of a scientific process information to sequence steps in a process Textual devices Questions may require students to rhyming words in a poem the reason for bold font in conversation the meaning of a simile

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Syntax Questions may require students to a noun, verb or adjective in a text an error in punctuation or grammar

Vocabulary Questions may require students to a word of similar or opposite meaning the meaning of a word the meaning of a frequently used technical word

PAPER B (Year 4) PAPER B (Year 4)

The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: Reading Literary Reading Factual Reading Literary Reading Factual SKILLS Questions may require Questions may require SKILLS Questions mayto Questions mayto students require students require students to students to Locate information in a table or diagram a key event in a narrative information in a table or diagram Locate a key event in a narrative Identify Identify Interpret Interpret Infer Infer Synthesise Synthesise a narrative genre eg science fiction a narrative genre eg science fiction the purpose of a diagram in a factual description the purpose of a diagram in a factual description visual information accompanying a literary description multiple pieces of information visual information accompanying a literary description multiple pieces of information the next event in a narrative the next event in a narrative a text to discern the tone of a narrative a text to discern the tone of a narrative the outcome of a scientific process the outcome of a scientific process a text to discern the consequences of an action or event a text to discern the consequences of an action or event

Textual devices Textual devices Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to alliteration for effect in text alliteration for effect in text the use of parentheses the use of parentheses idiomatic language use idiomatic language use the effect achieved by variations in tense the effect achieved by variations in tense

Syntax Syntax Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to the full verb form in a contraction the full verb form in a contraction the correct punctuation of direct speech the correct punctuation of direct speech

Vocabulary Vocabulary Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to an antonym for a given word an antonym for a given word the meaning of a word from a definition the meaning of a word from a definition the meaning of a word from context the meaning of a word from context

PAPER C (Year 5) PAPER C (Year 5)

The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: Reading Literary Reading Factual Reading Literary Reading Factual SKILLS Questions may require Questions may require SKILLS Questions mayto Questions mayto students require students require students to students to technical information in a scientific report Locate information within an illustration Locate technical information in a scientific report information within an illustration Identify Identify Interpret Interpret Infer Infer Synthesise Synthesise a characters feelings a characters feelings the tone of dialogue within a play the tone of dialogue within a play the writers intention the writers intention a text to discern a characters motivation a text to discern a characters motivation the audience for an advertisement the audience for an advertisement the purpose and meaning of a graphic the purpose and meaning of a graphic the setting from the context the setting from the context information to sequence steps in a technical process information to sequence steps in a technical process

Textual devices Textual devices Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a simile in a poem a simile in a poem the purpose of poetic devices such as repetition the purpose of poetic devices such as repetition the meaning of a metaphor the meaning of a metaphor the effect achieved by beginning an argument with a the effect question by beginning an argument with a rhetorical achieved rhetorical question

Syntax Syntax Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a conjunction in a text a conjunction in a text an indirect pronoun reference an indirect pronoun reference

Vocabulary Vocabulary Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a synonym for a given word a synonym for a given word the meaning of a less commonly used word the meaning of a less commonly used word a description to select the most appropriate word a description to select the most appropriate word

PAPER D (Year 6) PAPER D (Year 6)

The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: Reading Literary Reading Factual Reading Literary Reading Factual SKILLS Questions may require Questions may require SKILLS Questions mayto Questions mayto students require students require students to students to Locate information in a visual text such as a book cover information in a caption for a diagram Locate information in a caption for a diagram information in a visual text such as a book cover the relationship between ideas or concepts in a Identify the purpose of an expert comment in a news story the relationship between ideas or concepts in a narrative Identify the purpose of an expert comment in a news story narrative Interpret information from a text and accompanying diagram the tone of an authors comment Interpret information from a text and accompanying diagram the tone of an authors comment Infer Infer Synthesise Synthesise the ending for a story the ending for a story a text to discern the theme of a narrative a text to discern the theme of a narrative information from a diagram information from a diagram a text to discern the opinion held by a writer or expert a text to discern the opinion held by a writer or expert

Textual devices Textual devices Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a specific text convention eg a rating scale in a a specific text convention eg a rating scale in a review review the convention for denoting a stressed syllable in a the convention for denoting a stressed syllable in a word word imagery in a narrative imagery in a narrative the effect achieved by using repetition in a poem the effect achieved by using repetition in a poem

Syntax Syntax Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a prepositional phrase in a text a prepositional phrase in a text the narrator of a story from pronoun references the narrator of a story from pronoun references

Vocabulary Vocabulary Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a technical word a technical word the meaning of less commonly used technical words the meaning of less commonly used technical words the meaning of a phrase from context the meaning of a phrase from context

PAPER E (Year 7) PAPER E (Year 7)

The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: Reading Literary Reading Factual Reading Literary Reading Factual SKILLS Questions may require Questions may require SKILLS Questions mayto Questions mayto students require students require students to students to Locate multiple pieces of information in an argument information in a sophisticated narrative Locate multiple pieces of information in an argument information in a sophisticated narrative Identify Identify Interpret Interpret Infer Infer Synthesise Synthesise a sequence of events in a narrative a sequence of events in a narrative ways in which characterisation is established ways in which characterisation is established the motivation for a characters actions the motivation for a characters actions symbolic meanings in an abstract poem symbolic meanings in an abstract poem the main idea of a feature article the main idea of a feature article causal information in an explanation causal information in an explanation the writers tone in a news article the writers tone in a news article information in a critical evaluation information in a critical evaluation

Textual devices Textual devices Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to personification in a poem personification in a poem

Syntax Syntax Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a cause and effect statement a cause and effect statement

the use of persuasive language in an advertisement the difference between a phrase and a clause the use of persuasive language in an advertisement the difference between a phrase and a clause an authors purpose for choosing different sentence an authors purpose for choosing different sentence structures structures the purpose of stylistic devices which seek to gain the the purpose of stylistic devices which seek to gain the readers attention readers attention

Vocabulary Vocabulary Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to an incorrect use of a word eg compulsory for an incorrect use of a word eg compulsory for compulsive compulsive the meaning of an idiomatic expression the meaning of an idiomatic expression the meaning of a foreign word from context the meaning of a foreign word from context

PAPER F (Year 8) PAPER F (Year 8)

The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: Reading Literary Reading Factual Reading Literary Reading Factual SKILLS Questions may require Questions may require SKILLS Questions mayto require Questions mayto students students require students to students to information in a text which describes, persuades and Locate information in a complex poem information in a text which describes, persuades and instructs Locate information in a complex poem instructs aspects of text structure which develop suspense in a the purpose of a particular feature of a text Identify aspects of text structure which develop suspense in a the purpose of a particular feature of a text personal recount Identify personal recount Interpret symbolic meanings of a stage setting a style of writing a style of writing Interpret symbolic meanings of a stage setting Infer Infer Synthesise Synthesise an unspoken intention of a character an unspoken intention of a character information in a text to determine a social issue information in a text to determine a social issue points of view held by writers points of view held by writers two persuasive texts to discern differences in tone two persuasive texts to discern differences in tone between the writers between the writers

Textual devices Textual devices Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a colloquial use of language a colloquial use of language the effect achieved by the use of modality the effect achieved by the use of modality the meaning of a metaphor the meaning of a metaphor the purpose of rhetorical devices eg affective the purpose language of rhetorical devices eg affective language

Syntax Syntax Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a possessive pronoun reference a possessive pronoun reference appropriate ways of combining clauses to construct appropriate ways of combining clauses to construct a complex sentence a complex sentence

Vocabulary Vocabulary Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to a term for a scientific process eg precipitation a term for a scientific process eg precipitation the meaning of an archaic word the meaning of an archaic word the use of modal adverbs to enhance meaning the use of modal adverbs to enhance meaning

PAPER G and H (Year 9 and 10) PAPER G and H (Year 9 and 10)

The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: Reading Literary Reading Factual Reading Literary Reading Factual SKILLS Questions may require Questions may require SKILLS Questions mayto require Questions mayto students students require students to students to technical information in a complex explanation Locate information within a complex literary description Locate information within a complex literary description technical information in a complex explanation the ways in which humour can be used to enhance supporting evidence in an argument Identify the ways in which humour can be used to enhance writing eg cynicism, exaggeration Identify supporting evidence in an argument writing eg cynicism, exaggeration Interpret Interpret Infer Infer Synthesise Synthesise multiple meanings of a book title multiple meanings of a book title information within a complex graphic information within a complex graphic the reviewers interpretation of a books theme the reviewers interpretation of a books theme a text to discern the theme of a didactic poem a text to discern the theme of a didactic poem the writers intention in an argument or discussion the writers intention in an argument or discussion information in a text to predict a possible future event information in a text to predict a possible future event

Textual devices Textual devices Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to puns in a factual description puns in a factual description the use of assonance in a poem the use of assonance in a poem irony in a factual text irony in a factual text the meaning of a visual metaphor the meaning of a visual metaphor

Syntax Syntax Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to an example of a shift in tense an example of a shift in tense the correct use of a colon the correct use of a colon the effect achieved by selecting a particular tense the effect achieved by selecting a particular tense

Vocabulary Vocabulary Questions may require Questions mayto students require students to the word that is different in meaning the word that is different in meaning the meaning of a literary expression the meaning of a literary expression

PAPER I and J (Year 11 and 12)


The student may be tested on all the above as well as skills contained in this table, for example: SKILLS Locate Identify Interpret Infer Synthesise Reading Literary Questions may require students to a coda in a resolution to a narrative a personality trait in a character the meaning of sections of dialogue in a play the relationships between characters the reviewers opinion of an artistic work Reading Factual Questions may require students to information within a flow chart of a technical process conflicting claims in an argument information from a timeline the writers point of view a sequence of events in a technical report Textual devices Questions may require students to the figurative use of an idiomatic expression conventions related to specific types of texts eg film reviews the reason for using first person in a news article the authors tone from language choices Syntax Questions may require students to an error in the use of clause commas the correct dependent clause to maintain meaning complex referencing within a text the definition of a scientific phenomenon the meaning of a base word within a technical word Vocabulary Questions may require students to

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