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                                          Individual Oral Presentation Rubric (HL)

Criterion A: Knowledge and understanding of the work(s)

      •   How much knowledge and understanding does the student show of the work(s) used in the presentation?

Marks         Level descriptor
0             The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1-2           There is little knowledge or understanding of the content of the work(s) presented.
3-4           There is some knowledge and superficial understanding of the content of the work(s) presented.
5-6           There is adequate knowledge and understanding of the content and most of the implications of the
              work(s) presented.
7-8           There is very good knowledge and understanding of the content and most of the implications of the
              work(s) presented.
9-10          There is excellent knowledge and understanding of the content and implications of the work(s)
              presented.

Criterion B: Presentation

      •   How much attention has been given to making the delivery effective and appropriate to the presentation?
      •   To what extent are strategies used to interest the audience (for example, audibility, eye contact, gesture, effective use of
          supporting material)?



Marks      Level descriptor
0          The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1-2        Delivery of the presentation is seldom appropriate, with little attempt to interest the audience.
3-4        Delivery of the presentation is sometimes appropriate, with some attempt to interest the audience.
5-6        Delivery of the presentation is appropriate, with a clear intention to interest the audience.
7-8        Delivery of the presentation is effective, with suitable strategies used to interest the audience.
9-10       Delivery of the presentation is highly effective, with purposeful strategies used to interest the
           audience.

Criterion C: Language

      •   How clear and appropriate is the language?
      •   How well is the register and style suited to the choice of the presentation? (“Register” refers, in this context, to the student’s
          use of elements such as vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and terminology appropriate to the presentation.)



Marks Level descriptor
0     The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1-2   The language is rarely appropriate, with a very limited attempt to suit register and style to the choice
      of presentation.
3-4   The language is sometimes appropriate, with some attempt to suit register and style to the choice of
      presentation.
5-6   The language is mostly clear and appropriate, with some attention paid to register and style that is
      suited to the choice of presentation.
7-8   The language is clear and appropriate, with register and style consistently suited to the choice of
      presentation.
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9-10       The language is very clear and entirely appropriate, with register and style consistently effective and
           suited to the choice of presentation.


                                                   Written assignment Rubric (SL and HL)

Criterion A: Fulfilling the requirements of the reflective statement
   To what extent does the student show how their understanding of cultural and contextual elements was developed through the interactive oral?
  NOTE: The word limit for the reflective statement is 300-400 words. If the word limit is exceeded, 1 mark will be deducted.

  Marks     Level descriptor
  0         The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
  1         Reflection on the interactive oral shows superficial development of the student’s understanding of cultural and contextual elements.
  2         Reflection on the interactive oral shows some development of the student’s understanding of cultural and contextual elements.
  3         Reflection on the interactive oral shows development of the student’s understanding of cultural and contextual elements.

Criterion B: Knowledge and understanding
  How effectively has the student used the topic and the essay to show knowledge and understanding of the chosen work?

  Marks     Level descriptor
  0         The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
  1-2       The essay shows some knowledge but little understanding of the work used for the assignment.
  3-4       The essay shows knowledge and understanding of, and some insight into, the work used for the assignment.
  5-6       The essay shows detailed knowledge and understanding of, and perceptive insight into, the work used for the assignment.

Criterion C: Appreciation of the writer’s choices
  To what extent does the student appreciate how the writer’s choices of form, structure, technique and style shape meaning?

  Marks     Level descriptor
  0         The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
  1-2       There is some mention, but little appreciation, of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.
  3-4       There is adequate appreciation of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.
  5-6       There is excellent appreciation of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.

Criterion D: Organization and development
  How effectively have the ideas been organized, and how well are references to the works integrated into the development of ideas?
  NOTE: The word limit for the essay is 1,200-1,500 words. If the word limit is exceeded, 2 marks will be deducted.

  Marks     Level descriptor
  0         The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
  1         There is some attempt to organize ideas, but little use of examples from the works used.
  2         Ideas are superficially organized and developed, with some integrated examples from the works used.
  3         Ideas are adequately organized and developed, with appropriately integrated examples from the works used.
  4         Ideas are effectively organized and developed, with well-integrated examples from the works used.
  5         Ideas are persuasively organized and developed, with effectively integrated examples from the works used.

Criterion E: Language
  How clear, varied and accurate is the language?
  How appropriate is the choice of register, style and terminology? (“Register” refers, in this context, to the student’s use of elements such as
  vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and terminology appropriate to the task.)

  Marks     Level descriptor
  0         The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
  1         Language is rarely clear and appropriate; there are many errors in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction, and little sense of
            register and style.
  2         Language is sometimes clear and carefully chosen; grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction are fairly accurate, although errors
            and inconsistencies are apparent; the register and style are to some extent appropriate to the task.
  3         Language is clear and carefully chosen, with an adequate degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction, despite
            some lapses; register and style are mostly appropriate to the task.
  4         Language is clear and carefully chosen, with a good degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and
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             style are consistently appropriate to the task.
  5          Language is very clear, effective, carefully chosen and precise, with a high degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence
             construction; register and style are effective and appropriate to the task.




                                      Individual Oral Commentary and Discussion Rubric (HL)

                                   0                    1                   2                     3                    4                     5
Criterion A:                 The work        There is limited      There is              There is adequate    There is very         There is excellent
Knowledge and                does not        knowledge and         superficial           knowledge and        good knowledge        knowledge and
understanding of the         reach a         little or no          knowledge and         understanding,       and                   understanding,
poem                         standard        understanding,        some                  demonstrated by      understanding,        demonstrated by
How well is the student’s    described by    with poor             understanding,        interpretation       demonstrated by       individual
knowledge and                the             interpretation and    with limited          supported by         careful               interpretation
understanding of the         descriptors.    virtually no          interpretation        appropriate          interpretation        effectively
poem demonstrated by                         relevant              occasionally          references to the    supported by          supported by
their interpretation?                        references to the     supported by          poem.                well-chosen           precise and well-
                                             poem.                 references to the                          references to the     chosen references
                                                                   poem.                                      poem.                 to the poem.
Criterion B:                 The work        There are few         There is some         There is adequate    There is very         There is excellent
Appreciation of the          does not        references to, and    mention, but little   appreciation of      good appreciation     appreciation of
writer’s choices”            reach a         no appreciation,      appreciation, of      the ways in which    of the ways in        the ways in which
To what extent does the      standard        of the ways in        the ways in which     language,            which language,       language,
student appreciate how       described by    which language,       language,             structure,           structure,            structure,
the writer’s choices of      the             structure,            structure,            technique and        technique and         technique and
language, structure,         descriptors.    technique and         technique and         style shape          style shape           style shape
technique and style shape                    style shape           style shape           meaning in the       meaning in the        meaning in the
meaning?                                     meaning in the        meaning in the        poem.                poem.                 poem.
                                             poem.                 poem.
Criterion C:                 The work        The commentary        The commentary        The commentary       The commentary        The commentary
Organization and             does not        shows little          shows some            shows evidence of    is clearly            is effectively
presentation of the          reach a         evidence of           structure and         a planned            structured and the    structured, with a
commentary                   standard        planning, with        focus.                structure and is     focus is sustained.   clear, purposeful
To what extent does the      described by    very limited                                generally focused.                         and sustained
student deliver a            the             structure and/or                                                                       focus.
structured, well-focused     descriptors.    focus.
commentary?
Criterion D: Knowledge       The work        There is little       There is some         There is adequate    There is very         There is excellent
and understanding of         does not        knowledge or          knowledge and         knowledge and        good knowledge        knowledge and
the work used in the         reach a         understanding of      superficial           understanding of     and understanding     understanding of
discussion                   standard        the content of the    understanding of      the content and      of the content and    the content and
How much knowledge           described by    work discussed.       the content of the    some of the          most of the           the implications
and understanding has        the                                   work discussed.       implications of      implications of       of the work
the student shown of the     descriptors.                                                the work             the work              discussed.
work used in the                                                                         discussed.           discussed.
discussion?
Criterion E: Response        The work        There is limited      Responses to the      Responses to the     Well-informed         There are
to the discussion            does not        ability to respond    discussion            discussion           responses to the      persuasive and
questions                    reach a         meaningfully to       questions are         questions are        discussion            independent
How effectively does the     standard        the discussion        sometimes             relevant and show    questions show a      responses to the
student respond to the       described by    questions.            relevant.             some evidence of     good degree of        discussion
discussion questions?        the                                                         independent          independent           questions.
                             descriptors.                                                thought.             thought.
Criterion F: Language        The work        The language is       The language is       The language is      The language is       The language is
How clear, varied and        does not        rarely clear and      sometimes clear       mostly clear and     clear and             very clear and
accurate is the language?    reach a         appropriate, with     and appropriate;      appropriate, with    appropriate, with     entirely
                             standard        many errors in        grammar and           an adequate          a good degree of      appropriate, with
How appropriate is the       described by    grammar and           sentence              degree of            accuracy in           a high degree of
choice of register and       the             sentence              construction are      accuracy in          grammar and           accuracy in
style? (“Register” refers,   descriptors.    construction and      generally             grammar and          sentence              grammar and
in this context, to the                      little sense of       accurate, although    sentence             construction;         sentence
student’s use of elements                    register and style.   errors and            construction;        register and style    construction;
                                                                   inconsistencies       register and style   are effective and     register and style
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such as vocabulary, tone,                                       are apparent;        are mostly          appropriate.        are consistently
sentence structure and                                          register and style   appropriate.                            effective and
terminology appropriate                                         are to some extent                                           appropriate.
to the commentary.)                                             appropriate.




                                           Paper 1: Literary Commentary Rubric (HL)

                            0              1                   2                     3                   4                   5
Criterion A:                The work       There is a basic    There is some         There is            There is a very     There is
Understanding and           does not       understanding of    understanding of      adequate            good                excellent
interpretation              reach a        the passage but     the passage,          understanding of    understanding of    understanding of
How well does the           standard       virtually no        with a                the passage,        the passage,        the passage,
student’s                   described      attempt at          superficial           demonstrated by     demonstrated by     demonstrated by
interpretation reveal       by the         interpretation      attempt at            an interpretation   sustained           persuasive
understanding of the        descriptors.   and few             interpretation        that is supported   interpretation      interpretation
thought and feeling of                     references to the   and some              by appropriate      supported by        supported by
the passage?                               passage.            appropriate           references to the   well-chosen         effective
                                                               references to the     passage.            references to the   references to the
How well are the                                               passage.                                  passage.            passage.
ideas supported by
references to the
passage?

Criterion B:                The work       There are few       There is some         There is            There is very       There is
Appreciation of the         does not       references to,      mention, but          adequate            good analysis       excellent
writer’s choices            reach a        and no analysis     little analysis or    analysis and        and appreciation    analysis and
To what extent does         standard       or appreciation     appreciation, of      appreciation of     of the ways in      appreciation of
the analysis show           described      of, the ways in     the ways in           the ways in         which language,     the ways in
appreciation of how         by the         which language,     which language,       which language,     structure,          which language,
the writer’s choices        descriptors.   structure,          structure,            structure,          technique and       structure,
of language,                               technique and       technique and         technique and       style shape         technique and
structure, technique                       style shape         style shape           style shape         meaning.            style shape
and style shape                            meaning.            meaning.              meaning.                                meaning.
meaning?




Criterion C:                The work       Ideas have little   Ideas have some       Ideas are           Ideas are           Ideas are
Organization and            does not       organization;       organization,         adequately          effectively         persuasively
development                 reach a        there may be a      with a                organized, with     organized, with     organized, with
How well organized,         standard       superficial         recognizable          a suitable          very good           excellent
coherent and                described      structure, but      structure;            structure; some     structure,          structure,
developed is the            by the         coherence and       coherence and         attention is paid   coherence and       coherence and
presentation of ideas?      descriptors.   development are     development are       to coherence and    development.        development.
                                           lacking.            often lacking.        development.
Criterion D:                The work       Language is         Language is           Language is         Language is         Language is
Language                    does not       rarely clear and    sometimes clear       clear and           clear and           very clear,
How clear, varied and       reach a        appropriate;        and carefully         carefully           carefully           effective,
accurate is the             standard       there are many      chosen;               chosen, with an     chosen, with a      carefully chosen
language?                   described      errors in           grammar,              adequate degree     good degree of      and precise,
                            by the         grammar,            vocabulary and        of accuracy in      accuracy in         with a high
How appropriate is          descriptors.   vocabulary and      sentence              grammar,            grammar,            degree of
the choice of register,                    sentence            construction are      vocabulary and      vocabulary and      accuracy in
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style and                                 construction,         fairly accurate,      sentence              sentence              grammar,
terminology?                              and little sense      although errors       construction          construction;         vocabulary and
(“Register” refers, in                    of register and       and                   despite some          register and          sentence
this context, to the                      style.                inconsistencies       lapses; register      style are             construction;
student’s use of                                                are apparent; the     and style are         consistently          register and
elements such as                                                register and          mostly                appropriate to        style are
vocabulary, tone,                                               style are to some     appropriate to        the commentary.       effective and
sentence structure and                                          extent                the commentary.                             appropriate to
terminology                                                     appropriate to                                                    the commentary.
appropriate to the                                              the commentary.
commentary.)

                                                     Paper 2: Essay Rubric (HL)

                                 0                  1                     2                     3                     4                     5
Criterion A:               The work       There is some         There is mostly       There is adequate     There is good         There is
Knowledge and              does not       knowledge but         adequate              knowledge and         knowledge and         perceptive
understanding              reach a        virtually no          knowledge and         understanding of      understanding of      knowledge and
How much knowledge         standard       understanding of      some superficial      the part 3 works in   the part 3 works in   understanding of
and understanding has      described by   the part 3 works in   understanding of      relation to the       relation to the       the part 3 works in
the student shown of the   the            relation to the       the part 3 works in   question              question              relation to the
part 3 works studied in    descriptors.   question              relation to the       answered.             answered.             question
relation to the question                  answered.             question                                                          answered.
answered?                                                       answered.
Criterion B: Response      The work       The student shows     The student           The student           The student           The student
to the question            does not       little awareness of   responds to some      responds to most      responds to the       responds to all the
How well has the           reach a        the main              of the main           of the main           main implications     implications, as
student understood the     standard       implications of the   implications of the   implications of the   and some              well as the
specific demands of the    described by   question, and         question with         question with         subtleties of the     subtleties of the
question?                  the            ideas are mainly      some relevant         consistently          question, with        question, with
                           descriptors.   irrelevant and/or     ideas. There is a     relevant ideas.       relevant and          convincing and
To what extent has the                    insignificant.        superficial attempt   There is adequate     carefully explored    thoughtful ideas.
student responded to                      There is little       to compare the        comparison of the     ideas. The            The comparison
these demands?                            meaningful            works used in         works used in         comparison makes      includes an
                                          comparison of the     relation to the       relation to the       some evaluation       effective
                                          works used in         question.             question.             of the works used     evaluation of the
How well have the                         relation to the                                                   in relation to the    works in relation
works been compared                       question.                                                         question.             to the question.
and contrasted in
relation to the demands
of the question?
Criterion C:               The work       Some literary         Examples of           Examples of           Examples of           Examples of
Appreciation of the        does not       conventions are       literary              literary              literary              literary
literary conventions of    reach a        identified but        conventions are       conventions are       conventions are       conventions are
the genre                  standard       there is limited      sometimes             satisfactorily        clearly identified    perceptively
To what extent does the    described by   development           correctly             identified and        and effectively       identified and
student identify and       the            relevant to the       identified and        developed, with       developed, with       persuasively
appreciate the use of      descriptors.   question and/or       developed, with       relevance to the      relevance to the      developed, with
literary conventions in                   the works used.       some relevance to     question and the      question and the      clear relevance to
relation to the question                                        the question and      works used.           works used.           the question and
and the works used?                                             the works used.                                                   the works used.
Criterion D:               The word       Ideas have little     Ideas have some       Ideas are             Ideas are             Ideas are
Organization and           does not       organization; there   organization, with    adequately            effectively           persuasively
development                reach a        may be a              a recognizable        organized, with a     organized, with a     organized, with
How well organized,        standard       superficial           structure, but        suitable structure    very good             excellent
coherent and developed     described by   structure, but        coherence and         and attention paid    structure,            structure,
is the presentation of     the            coherence and/or      development are       to coherence and      coherence and         coherence and
ideas?                     descriptors.   development are       often lacking.        development.          development.          development.
                                          lacking.
Criterion E:               The work       Language is rarely    Language is           Language is clear     Language is clear     Language is very
Language                   does not       clear and             sometimes clear       and carefully         and carefully         clear, effective,
How clear, varied and      reach a        appropriate; there    and carefully         chosen, with an       chosen, with a        carefully chosen
accurate is the            standard       are many errors in    chosen; grammar,      adequate degree       good degree of        and precise, with a
                           described by   grammar,              vocabulary and        of accuracy in        accuracy in           high degree of
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language?                   the            vocabulary and        sentence              grammar,             grammar,             accuracy in
                            descriptors.   sentence              construction are      vocabulary and       vocabulary and       grammar,
How appropriate is the                     construction, and     fairly accurate,      sentence             sentence             vocabulary and
choice of register, style                  little sense of       although errors       construction         construction;        sentence
and terminology?                           register and style.   and                   despite some         register and style   construction;
(“Register” refers, in                                           inconsistencies are   lapses; register     are consistently     register and style
this context, to the                                             apparent; the         and style are        appropriate to the   are effective and
student’s use of                                                 register and style    mostly appropriate   task.                appropriate to the
elements such as                                                 are to some extent    to the task.                              task.
vocabulary, tone,                                                appropriate to the
sentence structure and                                           task.
terminology appropriate
to the task.)
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