What does Key Stage 3 Drama mean to you? How do you decide what to teach? How do you assess the students? Read advice on how to tackle planning and assessing your ideal Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum. Continue reading Key Stage 3 Drama: Stepping stones from Process to Product
I’ve been on holiday for two weeks, hence the absence of blog posts (if anyone was wondering!). As is always the case, my mind isn’t diverted from work for too long and at some point I begin reflecting on the last half term and then start convincing myself that I’ll be better in the coming half term! One thing that has been on mind, and … Continue reading Peer Assessment
The DIRT sheet looks very different from the last version but takes the important element and provides excellent evidence of progress over time in practical work. Continue reading Using Dedicated Independent Reflection Time (DIRT) to help students make progress in practical work
There has been so much said recently on Twitter about marking and feedback mostly because Ofsted recently said that “there is remarkably little high quality, relevant research evidence to suggest that detailed or extensive marking has any significant impact on pupils’ learning” in a myth busting document published at the end of November. Marking has always been a contentious discussion in the 15 years I’ve been teaching … Continue reading 5 high impact and easy ways to speed up marking.
Yesterday I wrote a post about how I intend to change Key Stage 3 Assessment to using a Graded system of 1 – 9. I have decided to go back to the Drama in Schools document published in 2003 by the Arts Council and build this new assessment system around the model of Make, Perform and Respond (MPR). I’ve broken MPR down in 6 different … Continue reading Changing Levels: Making KS3 Assessment Work
I wrote a post a few months ago about the change to no longer using levels and the fact that, as Drama didn’t actually have any officially recognised levels anyway, we should be in a position to lead the way on the change to levels. Over the last few months I’ve been developing and creating a method of assessment using the idea of a system of … Continue reading Changing Levels: Key Stage 3 Assessment Overview