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NSW Syllabuses

English Extension 1 Performance Band Descriptions

The typical performance in this band:

Band E4

  • demonstrates insightful understanding and sophisticated evaluation of the concepts and values in texts and the ways in which these are expressed
  • displays highly developed skills in analysing and evaluating the nature of texts and the relationships between them, and the different ways in which texts are valued
  • integrates independent investigation with the student’s own reflection on both process and product to develop insightful conclusions
  • composes complex extended texts, imaginatively, interpretively and critically with a high level of expertise
  • demonstrates outstanding control of language to express complex ideas with precision in a form and style appropriate to purpose, audience and context

Band E3

  • demonstrates clear understanding and thoughtful evaluation of the concepts and values in texts and the ways in which these are expressed
  • displays well developed skills in analysing and evaluating texts and the relationships between them, and the different ways in which texts are valued
  • integrates independent investigation with the student’s own reflection on both process and product to develop perceptive conclusions
  • composes extended texts, imaginatively, interpretively and critically with substantial expertise
  • demonstrates skilful control of language to express complex ideas with clarity in a form and style appropriate to purpose, audience and context

Band E2

  • demonstrates sound understanding and some evaluation of the concepts and values in texts and the ways in which these are expressed
  • displays developed skills in analysing and evaluating texts and the relationships between them, and the different ways in which texts are valued
  • integrates independent investigation with the student’s own reflection on both process and product to develop informed conclusions
  • composes extended texts, imaginatively, interpretively and critically with competence
  • demonstrates confident control of language to express complex ideas in a form and style appropriate to purpose, audience and context

Band E1