Category Archives: AfL

Adventures in Assessment #1

I have developed a pathological hatred of timelines. My old colleague, an extremely bright and gifted historian who has since left teaching to pursue a slightly mysterious career path, loved a timeline. Our schemes of work are littered with them, … Continue reading

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Adventures in AfL: Piecemeal Assessment

I decided to try something new with year 9 assessment this term. We study World War One, this term, with the question, “Why did men stand and fight in the First World War?” I gave them the assessment sheet, that … Continue reading

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Student feedback

It seems only fair, having blogged about feedback twice this week, that I share a couple of nice comments from students. I found these in books I was marking towards the end of last term. I know that it is … Continue reading

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New Marking Methods #2

This was for KS3. I had a go, in February, at an oral assessment with my year 9s for the Holocaust. I used this blog post as my inspiration and Richard was kind enough to look over some of my … Continue reading

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New Marking Methods #1

I have been trying out some new assessment methods with my classes in the last couple of terms. This is partly a result of changes in the way I have taught some things, and partly due to wanting my feedback … Continue reading

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Feedback: WB

WB is text talk for “Write Back”. I learnt this from reading scribbles in the corners of exercise books or screwed up bits of paper I had confiscated, and last year I started using it when I was marking exercise … Continue reading

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