English A1 HL Written Paper One, Commentary, Assessment Chart A: Understanding of the Text How well has the candidate understood the thought and feeling expressed in the text? B: Interpretation of the text How relevant are the candidate’s ideas about the text? How well has the candidate explored those ideas? How well has the candidate illustrated claims? To what extent has the candidate ex-pressed a relevant personal response? C: Appreciation of Literary Features To what extent is the candidate aware of the presence of literary features in the text, such as diction, imagery, tone, struc-ture, style and technique? To what extent does the candidate appre-ciate the effects of the literary features? How well has the candidate supported claims about the effects of literary fea-tures? D: Presentation How well has the candidate organized the commentary? How effectively have the candidate’s ideas been presented? To what extent are sup-porting examples integrated into the body of the commentary? E: Formal Use of Language How accurate, clear and precise is the language used by the candidate? How ap-propriate is the candidate’s choice of re-gister and style, for this task? (Register refers, in this context, to the candidate’s sensitivity to elements such as the vocabu-lary, tone, sentence structure and idiom appropriate to the task.)0 The candidate has not reached level 1.0 The candidate has not reached level 1.0 The candidate has not reached level 1.0 The candidate has not reached level 1.0 The candidate has not reached level 1. 1
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