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.
I think starting the students off with a basic understanding of how to write a compound sentence that will communicate to the reader not only what they did, but how and why is a great point from which to work with. Especially for the lower end, the questions at GCSE are often baffling and difficult to comprehend. Describe how you used your acting skills? I … Continue reading 4 Rules to make an effective sentence for Drama written work.
Completed some awesome CPD a few weeks ago run by some colleagues at my school on extended writing. I am conscious of the fact that in most A Level Drama courses there are written exams which require extended writing. I’m with Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Studies at the moment, and in Unit 4 the students are required to write two 30 mark essays. … Continue reading 6 Ways to improve extended writing