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‘Level up’: Generic exam answers

In recent months I have focused my attention on implementing a number of marking and feedback strategies. With the rationale being to reduce teacher workload and improve student use of statistics alongside case studies examples. My current Year 10's have... Continue Reading →

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Match the teacher

In recent months I have focused my attention on implementing a number of marking and feedback strategies. With the rationale being to reduce teacher workload, and improve my students' understanding of assessment objectives and marking criteria. I took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Request to retest

Last year Mrs Humanities (aka Victoria) shared this intriguing strategy as a way of offering students the chance to take responsibility for disappointing mark in assessments. As a result of failing to read the questions carefully, lack of preparation or... Continue Reading →

AQA generic mark schemes

Many departments have sought every opportunity, since the introduction of the new GCSE specifications, to embed as many examination questions into their curriculum as possible. The intention being to provide students with as much practice as possible running up to... Continue Reading →

GCSE support strip

Mrs R (aka @mrsrgeog) many months ago shared her brilliant 'GCSE support bookmark' in order for students to use when completing GCSE examination questions (see below). I have #magpied her original concept (available here) and adapted the bookmark to include generic... Continue Reading →

Marking stickers

Stickers make marking students work quick and easy, with no need to write additional comments. In addition they prevent teachers from writing similar or even identical comments numerous times, for this reason marking stickers could be a simple solution to... Continue Reading →

Command word wheel

A command word wheel has the potential to assist students to understand in more detail various command words used in examination classes. Each section of the wheel includes the command word (e.g. explain), its definition as well as sentence starters for how to begin... Continue Reading →

#markingcribsheet

This is my personal #markingcribsheet  that I have created following the hype on twitter from @Mrthornthonteach. The crib sheet is designed to allow teachers to mark books quicker and more effectively, without writing the same comment over and over again. The... Continue Reading →

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