A colleague on the English Language email list wrote today:
The bullet points act as a guide to help the response be focused. Frameworks should be applied where applicable, remembering that pragmatics and grammar give a better impression of the student than graphology, but this shouldn’t exclude the more obvious frameworks from analysis.
I marked ENB6 last summer and found the better students were very keenly focused on the data and made pertinent comments about context throughout. They also didn’t stick rigidly to the frameworks, but commented where appropriate.
Which summarises, rather more elegantly than me, what I’ve been trying to get across those of you doing A2 EngLang in the run up to the exams.
The reference to how the frameworks should be used ought to be pretty familiar to those of you in other classes, too.