English A1 HL Oral Component Assessment Chart A: Knowledge and Understanding of Extract or Work(s) How well does the candidate know and understand the content of the extract or work(s)? How well does the candidate situate the extract or work(s) within the context of the larger work from which it has been taken or the body of works to which it belongs, where relevant? B: Interpretation and Personal Response How valid is the candidate’s interpretation of the ex-tract or work(s)? How well has the candidate identified and analysed the effects of literary features in the extract or work(s), such as diction, imagery, tone, structure, style and technique? To what extent does the candidate’s response show critical thinking and originality? How precise and relevant are the candidate’s refer-ences to the extract or work(s)? C: Presentation How structured is the candidate’s response? How effective and convincing is the candidate’s presentation? How appropriately does the candidate integrate sup-porting references to the extract or work(s)? D: Use of Language How accurate, clear and precise is the language used by the candidate? How appropriate is the candidate’s choice of register and style for the occasion? (Register refers, in this context, to the candidate’s sensitivity to elements such as the vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and idiom appropriate to the task.) Literary terms are taken in the widest possible sense, for example, novel, play, poem, persona, character, narrator.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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