Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Moderating, planning and evidence of learning in modern languages at Third level in S1

What is this?

​​This exemplar captures secondary practitioners engaging in a moderation process over a block of learning in modern languages. The short videos, which are the main features of this resource, follow the moderation process through from discussions about planning for learning to discussions about the evidence of learning.

Who is this for?

​This exemplar will be useful to school leaders and modern languages teachers in secondary schools. The process was undertaken in a secondary school but the approach could also be applied in a primary school context in relation to moderation within the broad general education​.

​The information provided in this study, along with two reflective questions, invites you to consider the impact of your own arrangements for applying the moderation cycle within learning and teaching in modern languages.

Education Scotland had asked for nominations from schools, who were willing to be involved in the live narrative project. Its aim is to capture the early developments in how schools are using a moderation process, incorporating Benchmarks for areas other than literacy and numeracy. You are invited to watch this series of short videos of teachers from Liberton High School in Edinburgh demonstrating their approach to engaging with modern languages benchmarks. The teachers share their reflections on the planning, delivery and purpose behind the pupil evidence of learning and the moderation discussions that take place for S1 pupils working at Third level in writing. Please also read the planning documents and pupil materials that accompany these videos.​

Improvement questions

  1. What is the extent of your knowledge of the moderation cycle, its purpose and resources to support it?
  2. To what extent has an effective moderation process been introduced in your school that can be used across different areas of the curriculum?

​Download(s)

Word file: Career Education Standards (342 KB)

Word file: Benchmarks listening for information (1 MB)

Word file: Benchmarks for marking listening/talking (62 KB)

​Word file: Benchmarks for marking reading (69 KB)

Word file: Benchmarks for marking presentation​ (580 KB)

Word file: Benchmarks for marking writing​​(78 KB)

Word file: Reading to appreciate other cultures (70 KB)

Word file: Reading for interest and enjoyment (299 KB)

Word file: S1 Tracking sheet (402 KB)

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