Outstanding Assessment, Marking and Feedback in AQA A-Level French

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This new course designed to empower teachers of AQA A-Level French to enhance their assessment, marking, and feedback practices, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the AQA A-Level PE assessment criteria and develop practical strategies for effective marking, tracking, and providing targeted feedback. The course will also cover standardisation to ensure accuracy and consistency in assessment. Delegates will have the knowledge and tools to implement outstanding assessment practices that support student progress and achievement.


  • Gain a thorough understanding of the AQA A-Level French assessment criteria and assessment requirements.
  • Develop effective and efficient marking and feedback strategies to maximise impact on student work.
  • Strengthen your ability to track and monitor student progress, identifying areas for improvement and intervention.
  • Acquire standardisation techniques, ensuring consistency and fairness in assessment across the department


Understanding AQA A-Level French Assessment Criteria

10.00 – 10.40am
  • Overview of the AQA A-Level French grading criteria and assessment objectives
  • Understand how marks are awarded across different assessment objectives
  • Differentiate between levels of performance and identify key indicators for each level
  • Identifying common misconceptions and pitfalls in assessment

Marking Masterclass – Best Practices for Efficient and Accurate Marking

10.40 – 11.10am
  •  A practical exam marking session
  • An opportunity to mark, assess and grade student work
  • Peer-assessment and self-assessment techniques to engage students in the process
  • How accurate is your marking?
  • Exploring examples of top-quality work to set benchmarks for excellence

Morning break

11.10 – 11.25am

Ensuring Accuracy and Consistency of Marking

11.25 – 12.15pm
  •  Develop techniques to maintain accuracy consistency in marking across different components and exam papers
  • Understand the importance of applying AQA’s marking methodology to internal marking
  • Ensuring consistent assessment across the department
  • Addressing potential biases in grading and marking

Tracking and Monitoring Assessment

12.15 – 12.45pm
  •  Creating effective tracking systems to monitor individual and cohort-wide progress
  • Using assessment data to identify strengths and weaknesses in student performance
  • Analysing trends and patterns to inform instructional decisions


12.45 – 1.45pm

Effective Feedback Techniques

1.45 – 2.30pm
  •  Explore various strategies for providing constructive and actionable feedback to students
  • Highlight strengths and weaknesses in student work using the assessment criteria as a reference l Incorporating feedback into the teaching and learning cycle – methods to encourage student engagement with feedback and facilitate their progress
  • Strategies for time-efficient feedback, especially in large class sizes


Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.35pm

Implementing Intervention Strategies to Support Students

2.35 – 3.15pm
  • Identifying students (thriving and struggling) who may benefit from additional support or extension
  • Implementing targeted interventions to address students’ personal needs
  • Collaborating with staff and parents to create a complete approach to intervention
  • Monitoring the impact of interventions and adjusting strategies as needed

Self-Reflection and Action Planning

3.15 – 3.40pm
  • Reflecting on personal assessment and marking practices
  • Identifying areas for improvement
  • Developing an action plan for implementing changes


London | Thursday 30 November 2023
London | Wednesday 06 March 2024

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London | Thursday 30 November 2023
London | Wednesday 06 March 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Stuart Glover is a renowned expert in GCSE and A Level French, he has been head of department and taught till 2020. He has been chief examiner for igcse French, Principal moderator for GCSE French at AQA for 12 years, reviser, presenter, principal examiner for GCSE writing and lead examiner for Gcse French. He has also examined at A Level for many years for the same awarding body. Stuart has written The Pearson Revise books and practice papers for AQA and Edexcel GCSE (new and old spec) as well as the OUP French text book for the new GCSE for AQA and have written the assessment materials for Studio French GCSE for Edexcel and AQA editions of the textbook as well as materials for online testing.


  • Teachers of AQA A-Level French
  • Heads of Department or Subject Leaders seeking to improve the department’s assessment practices
  • A-Level French Teachers interested in enhancing their understanding of  effective assessment, marking and feedback in AQA A-Level French


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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