Walking, Talking Mock Examination
On Friday 10th March, the whole of Year 11 took part in a ‘Walking, Talking Mock Examination’ for their GCSE English Literature Paper 1 (Macbeth and A Christmas Carol).
On Friday 10th March, the whole of Year 11 took part in a ‘Walking, Talking Mock Examination’ for their GCSE English Literature Paper 1 (Macbeth and A Christmas Carol). Whilst this format is used by many schools as a tool to prepare students for the real examinations, we wanted to give the students the opportunity to develop awareness of their timing and understanding of the demands of the tasks and so devised a series of ‘assessment objective placemats’ which students then took away for further revision. This also meant that students worked very independently during the session, relying on their own knowledge and their placemats to aid them, rather than a PowerPoint presentation or sample answers.
The behaviour of all of the students was impeccable and the English Faculty have enjoyed marking the essays (over 400 in total!) this weekend. In line with our student-focused feedback policy, we intend for Year 11 to reflect on their responses and improve them further during ‘Response Time’ on Friday 17th March. This is important as it gives students the chance to reconsider the work they produced in timed conditions and focus on their ‘next steps’ to improve even further. Keep up the good work Year 11!