Writing an autobiography

Challenge reference: 4900

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner will identify some of the key features of autobiographical writing and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen and respond to texts in this genre.


  2. Write a simple autobiography.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three autobiographies
    • Orally describe their appearance in simple and compound sentences
    • Talk about personal memories, beliefs, values and/or achievements
    • Talk about key significant life events
    • Use adjectives to describe their experience in simple and compound sentences
    • Record memories, beliefs, values and/or achievements
    • Use adjectives to describe significant life events
    • Structure writing in short topic paragraphs
    • Use 1st person, past tense consistently
    • Write in an internal tone
    • Use a range of punctuation including speech marks and exclamation marks