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English Literary Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

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For teaching in 2021. Accredited in May 2015 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2017.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 2 performance standards for English Literary Studies can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 22KB].

To learn more about what performance standards are, how they are used, and other general information, see performance standards and grades

  Knowledge and Understanding Analysis  Application 
A

Detailed knowledge and understanding of ways in which ideas, perspectives, and values are represented in texts.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of ways in which authors use stylistic features to communicate ideas.

Detailed knowledge and understanding of a range of stylistic features and conventions of different text types. 

Perceptive analysis of the ways in which texts represent ideas, perspectives, and values.

Perceptive analysis and evaluation of the complex ways in which stylistic features are used to influence the interpretation of texts.

Perceptive analysis of similarities and differences between texts in comparative tasks.

Perceptive analysis of ways in which different critical perspectives inform critical interpretation.

Sophisticated use of a wide range of conventions, and/or stylistic features to create coherent texts that address the meaning and intention of the task.

Detailed and appropriate use of evidence from texts to develop, support, and justify responses, with textual references incorporated fluently in discussion.

Use of precise and fluent expression, which is appropriate for audience and purpose.
B

Knowledge and understanding of a range of ways in which ideas, perspectives, and values are represented in most texts.

Knowledge and understanding of a range of ways in which authors use stylistic features to communicate ideas.

Knowledge and understanding of a range of stylistic features and conventions of different text types. 

Clear analysis of the ways in which texts represent ideas, perspectives, and values.

Clear analysis and evaluation of the complex ways in which stylistic features are used to influence the reading of texts.

Clear analysis of similarities and differences between texts in comparative tasks.

Clear analysis of ways in which different critical perspectives inform critical interpretation. 

Use of a range of conventions, and/or stylistic features to create coherent texts that address the meaning and intention of the task.

Appropriate use of evidence from texts to develop, support, and justify responses, with textual references incorporated in discussion.

Mostly accurate and fluent expression, which is appropriate for audience and purpose.

C

Knowledge and understanding of some ways in which ideas, perspectives, and values are represented in texts.

Knowledge and understanding of some ways in which authors use stylistic features to communicate ideas.

Knowledge and understanding of some of the stylistic features and conventions of different text types. 

 

Some analysis of ways in which texts represent ideas, perspectives, and values.

Description, with some analysis and evaluation, of ways in which stylistic features are used to influence the reading of texts.

Description, with some analysis, of similarities and differences between texts in comparative tasks.

Some analysis of ways in which different critical perspectives inform critical interpretation.

 

Competent use of conventions, and/or stylistic features to create texts that address the meaning and intention of the task.

Competent use of evidence from texts to develop, support, and justify responses, with some use of textual references in discussion.

Generally fluent and clear expression, which is mostly appropriate for audience and purpose.

D

Some knowledge and restricted understanding of a narrow range of ways in which ideas and values are represented in texts.

Some knowledge and restricted understanding of a narrow range of ways in which authors use stylistic features to communicate ideas.

Some knowledge and restricted understanding of a few of the stylistic features and conventions of different text types. 

Description of the ideas and values represented in texts.

Description of some ways in which stylistic features are used to influence the reading of texts.

Some description of similarities and differences between texts in comparative tasks.

Recognition of some ways in which different critical perspectives inform critical interpretation.

Use of some language features to create texts that address the meaning and intention of the task in a limited way.

Some use of evidence from texts to develop, support, and attempt to justify responses, with use of a narrow range of textual references.

Occasionally clear expression, which is appropriate for some audiences and purposes. 

E

Simplistic knowledge and very restricted understanding of the way in which an idea or a value is represented in a text.

Limited knowledge and restricted understanding of a restricted range of stylistic features used by authors.

Limited knowledge and restricted understanding of different text types and conventions. 

Reference to an idea or value represented in a text.

Limited description of a way in which a stylistic feature is used to influence the reading of a text.

Simplistic description of a connection between texts in a comparative task.

Reference to a critical perspective. 

Attempted use of some language features to create texts that attempt to address the meaning and intention of the task in a limited way.

Restricted use of evidence from texts to develop and support a simple response, with minimal textual references.

Emerging development of control of expression.