Category Archives: Assessment

Preparing for Assessment: the Verbal Rehearsal

A few years ago, inspired by some excellent CPD, I introduced the verbal rehearsal to my KS3 students before they completed their assessments. I wrote a little about it here. I did this in a variety of ways – heavily … Continue reading

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Adventures in Assessments: Life After Levels

During the┬áholiday, I came across Alex Ford’s advice to a new HoD whose school is introducing GCSE criteria to grade KS3 students. I think I have mentioned before that I am also in that boat; it was comforting to see … Continue reading

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Threshold Concepts in History, part 1

I’ve been thinking a lot about progress in history and assessing it┬áthis year. There are lots of reasons for this. Firstly the demise of NC levels requires it, as we’re having to build a new model to assess progress at … Continue reading

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