Assessment bands

How will my writing be assessed?

Your writing will be assessed using 4 assessment bands (criteria)

  • Content
  • Communicative Achievement
  • Organisation
  • Language

A little more detail…

Answering all parts of the task and supporting your ideas, always follow the Point – Reason – Example format

Communicative Achievement
Register (formal/informal/semi-formal); understanding the target reader, using appropriate language and tone, clear ideas and holding the reader’s attention

Structure of the text (introduction, main body paragraphs, conclusion), ideas expressed in a logical order, connecting ideas using appropriate linking phrases and cohesive devices

Accuracy and variety of grammar and vocabulary, spelling