Level 5 GCSE English – Session 5

Building on the knowledge learners already have


Effective assessment practices enable teachers to build on learners’ prior knowledge, and match their teaching to the needs of each learner.  This session will explore formative assessment approaches, or ‘assessment for learning’.

Session Outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • By the end of this session you will be able to:
  • Improve your understanding of assessment for learning in the context of GCSE English (2.3)
  • Plan a range of assessment for learning strategies (2.3)
  • Use questioning effectively for AfL (2.3)
  • Use peer and self-assessment effectively for AfL (2.3)

Session 5 PowerPoint slides

Here is Claire’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 5:

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session.

Post-session tasks to finish off this session

  • Use your PDPs to reflect: 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4… (especially if you think you might like to take the accreditation)
  • Watch S5 R6 David Crystal clip
  • Read S5 HO1 the six a clock news poem
  • Watch S5 R4 Tom Leonard reading of the poem: the six a clock news
  • Read S5 R5 Love Island article
  • Watch S5 R9 Dylan Wiliam clip on questioning

All course materials were developed as part of an ETF programme by ccConsultancy and they both should be acknowledged if any material is used on other projects.