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Hungerhill School

Assessment & Marking

Effective assessment plays an important role in learner success. It provides the teacher with the tools needed to personalise, analyse and motivate. High quality assessment needs to happen throughout learning and provide a real “forward looking” snapshot of student progress. This quality assessment identifies what students already know, can do and how they will develop their understanding, knowledge, and skills further. 

The three types of assessment that are used at Hungerhill School are low stakes, medium stakes and high stakes assessments and support staff to tailor their schemes of learning and lessons to meet the needs of the students in their classes. Examples of each type of assessment can be seen below. 

Class pupil with hand up

At Hungerhill School, we will ensure that students get the maximum benefit from their education through an entitlement to regular feedback from staff. This enables students to have a good understanding of the progress they have made and what they must do to improve.

The STARS method of marking praises students' work by identifying subject specific areas of strength.

Challenging targets are then set, giving students the opportunity to reflect upon their work and their feedback.

Quality time is set aside within lessons to allow students to act upon their targets in order to improve their work and realise their full potential. The STARS method of marking will be applied consistently throughout the school.

Here are some quotes from our students on STARS marking and target work:

“I like to look back at work when the feedback is given to see how to improve, identify mistakes and learn how to avoid them next time.”

“It makes us feel more confident for the next assessment.”

“We like the extra practice the target work gives us.”

“After doing STARs and target work, we feel like we make more progress when we come back to topics in end of year/term assessments.”

“It makes us feel good when teachers identify our strengths.”

“By working on our ‘Even better ifs’, we can apply new skills or knowledge to what we learn next.”

“When teachers pick up our literacy errors, it gives us chance to practice the things that we struggle with.”

Examples of STARs work in Media

Examples of STARs work in Business

Examples of STARs work in Maths

Examples of STARs work in English

Examples of STARs work in Science