Level 5 GCSE Maths – Session 7

Using formative assessment in GCSE maths

Welcome to the seventh session

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

  • Use different assessment for learning strategies to build on learners’ existing knowledge and understanding
  • Adapt own teaching to accommodate the individual needs of all learners
  • Use effective questioning to:
    • make learners’ thinking explicit; 
    • promote explanation, application and synthesis.

Session 7 PowerPoint slides

Here is Julia’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 7:

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session.

Further reading (for accreditation)

Black, P., and Wiliam, D. (1998) Inside the Black Box: raising standards through classroom assessment. London: King’s College London, School of Education. 

Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning. New York, NY: Routledge. 

Hodgen, J. and Wiliam, D. (2006) Mathematics inside the black box. London: NFERNelson. Torrance, H. & Pryor, J. (1998) Investigating formative assessment: teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom, Open University Press. 

Preparation for next session

When we try to meet the needs of learners, we may find that we need to be more relaxed about covering the syllabus. We need to address their learning needs, not our own predetermined agenda.” 

How do you respond to this? 

Watch the video Meeting the needs of all learners.

Note the strategies used to address the range of learner needs.

View the Meeting the needs video here

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.