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Grade Ladder – Extended Writing
8 – 9
  • A good range of relevant, accurate points made in a logical order, covering all parts of the question.
  • Bullet points and shorter paragraphs may be used as a way of explaining key points.
  • Sentences expanded with causal connectives to explain each point in detail.
  • Punctuation used accurately to ensure flow.
  • Written in paragraphs that flow using formal, sophisticated language in a concise way.
  • Full range of subject-specific technical language used and spelt correctly.
  • A range of examples used as evidence to justify all key points.
7
  • A good range of relevant points made in a logical order.
  • Sentences expanded with causal connectives to explain each of the points in detail. Punctuation used accurately to ensure flow.
  • Written concisely, in paragraphs that flow.
  • Full range of subject specific technical language used with most words spelt correctly.
  • Examples to justify all key points.
6
  • Relevant points made in a logical order.
  • Sentences expanded with causal connectives to explain each of the points in detail.
  • Written in paragraphs that flow using a variety of sentence openers and language.
  • A good range of subject specific technical language used.
  • An example is used as evidence to justify most points.
5
  • Relevant points made in a logical order.
  • Sentences expanded with causal connectives to explain each of the points.
  • Written in paragraphs that flow using a variety of sentence openers.
  • A range of subject specific technical language used.
  • An example is used as evidence to justify some points.
4
  • 4 correct points made in a logical order.
  • Sentences expanded with connective such as ‘because’ and ‘so’ to make a simple explanation of all points.
  • Written in paragraphs that flow using a variety of sentence openers.
  • Use of technical language.
3
  • 4 correct points made in a logical order.
  • Sentences expanded with connective such as ‘because’ and ‘so’ to make a simple explanation of at least 2 points.
  • Most spellings correct.
  • Variety of sentence openers.
  • Use of technical language.
2
  • 3 correct points made.
  • Simple sentences using correct punctuation and in paragraphs.
  • Most simple, common words spelt correctly.
  • Variety of sentence openers.
  • Use of some technical language.
1
  • 3 correct points made.
  • Simple sentences using correct punctuation.
  • Most simple, common words spelt correctly.
W3
  • 2 – 3 points made.
  • Simple sentences using capital letters and full stops correctly.
  • Most simple, common words spelt correctly.
W2
  • 2 points made.
  • Simple sentences that make sense, mostly using capital letters and full stops correctly.