WAF1 Levels

WAF1 – write imaginative, interesting and thoughtful texts

3 – in most writing

  • some appropriate ideas and content included
  • some attempt to elaborate on basic information or events, e.g. nouns expanded by simple adjectives
  • attempt to adopt viewpoint, though often not maintained or inconsistent, e.g. attitude expressed, but with little elaboration

4 – Across a range of writing

  • relevant ideas and content chosen
  • some ideas and material developed in detail, e.g. descriptions – elaborated by adverbial and expanded noun phrases
  • straight forward viewpoint generally established and maintained, e.g. writing in role or maintaining a consistent stance

5 – Across a range of writing

  • relevant ideas and material developed with some imaginative detail
  • development of ideas and material appropriately shaped for selected form, e.g. nominalization for succinctness
  • clear viewpoint established, generally consistent, with some elaboration, e.g. some, uneven, development of individual voice or characterisation in role

6 – Across a range of writing

  • imaginative treatment of appropriate materials, familiarity with conventions of a variety of forms, adapting them when needed to suit purpose and audience, not always successfully, e.g. deliberate use of inappropriate register for humour, clear emphasis on narration rather than plot
  • convincing, individual voice or point of view established and mostly sustained throughout, e.g. authoritative expert view, convincing characterisation, adopting a role
  • level of formality used for purpose and audience generally appropriate and a range of stylistic devices used to achieve effect, not always successfully,e.g. controlled informality, generalisations or shifts between conversational style and more literary language

7 – Across a range of writing

  • imaginative and generally successful adaptation of wide range of forms and conventions to suit variety of purposes and audiences, e.g. deliberate reference to other texts or textual conventions for effect or emphasis
  • well judged, distinctive individual voice or point of view established and sustained throughout, e.g. consistent handling of narrator’s persona in fiction; well controlled use of original turns of phrase in formal discursive writing
  • generally successful and consistent control of appropriate level of formality and varied range of stylistic devices to achieve intended effect, e.g. varying the level of formality within a piece for effect; direct address to the reader or taking the reader into their confidence

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