The Elements of Language Revisited

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Back in January I blogged about our English department’s plans to replace National Curriculum levels with an internal assessment framework, The Elements of Language. Since then a number of noteworthy curriculum and assessment models have appeared, including this excellent post on whole school assessment from Durrington School and Belmont School’s great English example produced in collaboration with @learningspy. In both these instances there is much to admire and much that has caused us to reflect upon our own approach. Quite a bit of time has therefore been spent honing The Elements of Language, partly as a result of reviewing the work of others, and partly to complement the evolving whole school KS3 assessment model. This post is an attempt to explain the nature and rationale of these changes, and to explore how I think the model might go on to support aspects of language development across the school…

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About gwenelope

English and Media Studies teacher in the wilds of Coventry, about to start my tenth year, which in itself is frankly terrifying. In the small pockets of free time I have have been known to do things like Tough Guy, circuit classes and swim often, very often. It is what keeps sanity near and insanity at bay.
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