Here are examples of independent writing…

All of the examples are ARE (Age Related Expectations). There are also the categories GDS (Greater Depth Standard) and WTS (Working Towards Standard).




ARE is the expected standard for children to produce. There is a criteria which independent writing is marked against to ensure consistency across schools. (to be uploaded) . This criteria includes such things as using full stops and capital letters (an expected year 2 standard),  using speech punctuation correctly most of the time (year 4 expected standard), to use verb tenses consistently and correctly (Year 6).  Children need to achieve the expected statements in order to reach their age expectations.