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Table of Contents
Classroom-Based Assessment 2 Guide 4
Specification Outline 4
Sample Tasks 6
First-person autobiographical writing task – ‘My most special moments’ 6
Narrative/expressive task – ‘Only my mother could embarrass me like that!’ 9
Third-person descriptive writing task – A story about a situation where a person is put into danger – ‘Holiday Romance’ 12
Functional writing task – Write a report for a local newspaper about someone who faced a challenge in life – ‘School student gained new record from running!’ 15
1. First-person descriptive writing task – Write a story entitled ‘Lost’ – ‘Lost’ 17
Content writing task – Write a series of web pages that give visitors further information about the setting of the story – ‘The Midlands AMAZING Maze!’ 19
Film review task – The Golden Compass 21
Opinion piece – Editor Letter in response to an article you’ve read 22
Classroom-Based Assessment 2 Guide
Creative writing is a vital part of English, but students are not ‘born’ writers. They need to develop a voice and an identity, a good sense of audience, and an awareness of the process of writing – making notes from their reading and personal experience, trying things out, revising, and polishing for ‘publication’. This is best done over time, with supportive feedback and scaffolding from the teacher.
This Classroom-Based Assessment offers students a chance to celebrate their achievements as creators of texts by compiling a collection of their texts in a variety of genres over time and choosing a number of pieces to present for summative assessment.
The main learning outcomes to be assessed through The Collection of the Student’s Texts are:
Oral Language Reading Writing
OL 1 R 2, 6, 8 W 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 11
In the majority of cases, the work in the student...
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