1. Years 7-8
  2. English
  3. Work Samples
  4. Grade A
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Work Samples - Grade A

The work samples for this grade, together, assist teachers to gain a common understanding of the standard of work typically produced by students whose performance, on balance, matches the description for Grade A.

Activity: Individual reading, viewing and writing - opening to a short story (View Activity…)

Students choose one or more elements from a selection of video extracts to use as the basis for the opening of a short story.

Activity: Individual reading and writing - selecting and analysing poems for an anthology (View Activity…)

Students recommend three poems for inclusion in a poetry anthology for Year 8. They write a response to each one, giving reasons for their recommendations.

Activity: Life writing (View Activity…)

Students select a piece of their own writing for a life writing competition and evaluate the merits and appropriateness of the piece.

Activity: Recount letter (View Activity…)

Students write a recount in letter format about the theme and texts they have been studying in class.

Activity: My Story, Your Story (View Activity…)

Students research the contribution of an Aboriginal person to Australian society and write an imaginative narrative.

Grade A

The student has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the content and can readily apply this knowledge. In addition, the student has achieved a very high level of competence in the processes and skills and can apply these skills to new situations.
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