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A. Knowledge and Understanding of The candidate Little knowledge of the Some knowledge of the Adequate understanding of Good understanding of the Good understanding of the
Extract or Work(s) has not reached extract or work(s) extract or work(s) the extract or work(s) extract or work(s) extract or work(s)
-How well does the candidate know and level 1 -Little knowledge or -some knowledge but -adequate knowledge and -good knowledge and -thorough knowledge and
understand the content of the extract or understanding of the content of superficial understanding of understanding of the content of understanding of the content of understanding of the content of
work(s)? the extract or work(s) the content of the extract or the extract or work(s) the extract or work(s) the extract or work(s)
-How well does the candidate situate the Little knowledge of the context work(s) -adequate knowledge of the -good knowledge of the -precise knowledge of the
extract or work(s) within the context of the of the extract or work(s), where -some knowledge of the appropriate context of the appropriate context of the appropriate context of the
larger work from which it has been taken or relevant appropriate context of the extract or work(s), where extract or work(s), where extract or work(s), where
the body of work(s) to which it belongs, extract or work(s), where relevant relevant relevant
where relevant? relevant

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B. Interpretation and Personal Response The candidate Little interpretation of the Some interpretation of the Adequate interpretation of Good interpretation of the Excellent interpretation of
-How valid is the candidate’s interpretation of has not reached extract or work(s) extract or work(s) the extract or work(s) extract or work(s) the extract or work(s)
the extract or work(s)? level 1 -little interpretation of the -Some interpretation of the -A generally valid and -a valid and generally detailed -a convincing and detailed
-How well has the candidate identified and thought and feeling expressed thought and feeling expressed adequate interpretation of the interpretation of the thought interpretation of the thought
analysed the effects of literary features in the in the extract or work(s) in the extract or work(s) thought and feeling expressed and feeling expressed in the and feeling expressed in the
extract or work(s), such as diction, imagery, -response consists mainly of including some elements of a in the extract or work(s) extract or work(s), including a extract or work(s) including a
tone, structure, style, and technique? narration and/or repetition of relevant personal response, including some degree of a considered critical response, fully considered and
-To what extent does the candidate’s content where appropriate critical personal response, where appropriate independent critical response,
response show critical thinking and -little awareness of the literary -some awareness of the where appropriate -good awareness and detailed where appropriate
originality? features of the extract or literary features of the extract -adequate awareness and analysis of the effects of the -excellent awareness and
-How precise and relevant are the work(s) or work(s) some analysis of the effects of literary features of the extract critical analysis of the effects of
candidate’s references to the extract or -the response is supported by the literary features of the or work(s) the literary features of the
work(s)? some references to the extract extract or work(s) -the response is supported by extract or work(s)
or work(s) -the response is generally relevant references to the -the response is fully supported
supported by relevant extract or work(s) by precise references to the
references to the extract or extract or work(s)
work(s)
C. Presentation The candidate Little sense of a focused and Some sense of a focused A generally focused and A focused and developed A clearly focused, well-
-How structured in the candidate’s response? has not reached developed response and developed response developed response response developed and persuasive
-How effective and convincing is the level 1 -little evidence of a structure to -some evidence of a structure -adequate structure to the -clear and logical structure to response
candidate’s presentation? the response to the response response the response -purposeful and effective
-How appropriately does the candidate -little attempt to present the -some attempt to present the -the response is generally -the response is focused and structure to the response
integrate supporting references to the extract response with coherence and response with coherence focused and presented in a presented in a clear, coherent, -the response is focused,
or work(s)? focus although it is not always coherent and effective manner effective, and convincing coherent and presented in a
-the response is supported by focused -supporting references to the manner very effective and persuasive
few references to the work(s) -supporting references to the work(s) or extract, where -supporting references to the manner
or extract work(s) or extract, where relevant, are sometimes work, where relevant, are -supporting references to the
relevant, are not appropriately appropriately integrated into appropriately integrated into work(s) or extract are well
integrated into the body of the the body of the response the body of the response integrated into the body of the
response response
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D. Use of Language The candidate The language is rarely clear The language is only The language is generally The language is clear, varied The language is clear, varied,
-How accurate, clear and precise is the has not reached or coherent sometimes clear or coherent clear and coherent and precise precise, and concise
-language used by the candidate? level 1 -the speech is not readily -some degree of clarity and -clear speech, appropriate to -clear, varied and precise -clear, varied, precise and
-How appropriate is the candidate’s choice of comprehensible coherence in the speech the occasion speech, appropriate to the concise speech, appropriate to
register and style for the occasion? -many lapses in grammar and some degree of accuracy in -only a few significant lapses in occasion the occasion
expression grammar and expression grammar and expression -no significant lapses in -no significant lapses in
-vocabulary is rarely accurate -vocabulary is sometimes -attempts to use a register grammar and expression grammar and expression
or appropriate appropriate for the discussion appropriate to the oral activity -uses a register and style -an effective choice of register
of literature appropriate to the oral activity and style
-some literary terms used -precise use of wide
appropriately vocabulary
-literary terms used
appropriately

Assessment criteria for the I.B. Individual Oral Presentation and the Individual Oral Commentary