Assessment Specifications

Level 3 English 2018

General information

Domain

English Written Language

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

91472  91473  91474

Format of the assessment

All answers are to be written in English.

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

91472

Title

Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence

Version

1

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to write an essay on at least one text. There will be questions covering all written text types.

The quality of the candidate’s writing is more important than the length of their essay. Candidates should aim to write a concise essay of no more than five pages (or about 750 words) in length.

Candidates will need to relate their knowledge of text(s) to aspects of genre.

Special notes

The text(s) chosen should encourage student engagement, be sufficiently developed to enable candidates to engage critically with several aspects of content and crafting, and have characteristics that allow for insightful analysis.



Standard

91473

Title

Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence

Version

1

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to write an essay on at least one text. There will be questions covering all visual and oral text types.

The quality of the candidate’s writing is more important than the length of their essay. Candidates should aim to write a concise essay of no more than five pages (or about 750 words) in length.

Candidates will need to relate their knowledge of text(s) to aspects of genre.

Special notes

The text(s) chosen should encourage student engagement, be sufficiently developed to enable candidates to engage critically with several aspects of content and crafting, and have characteristics that allow for insightful analysis.



Standard

91474

Title

Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence

Version

1

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to respond to questions on one prose and one poetry text. The questions will focus on each text individually, and on comparison of both texts.

Resources supplied

The texts will be provided in a separate resource booklet.

English subject page 2018 Examination timetable

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