Speeding Violations in History

One of my pet hates when I am marking a student’s work is if they have written an incredibly brief answer to the question/task set. Whilst I love using WWW and EBI along with student response to marking to make sure that they are getting the most out of my feedback, sometimes there isn’t the room in their books for them to fully respond.

An idea I spotted on Twitter not so long ago was to bring speeding violations into my marking. These are ideal for the able student who has clearly completed a task in a rush. If a student’s work lacks desired detail, focus on the question or even if they have made spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, I can attach one of these little worksheets into the desired space:


This worksheet allows the student chance to readdress the section of work that they have made a mistake on, whilst not crowding the existing piece of work. This is supposed to be in addition to WWW, EBI, literacy marking and smaller sections of student response.

Even though these sheets act as a great tool for student response they take very little time to be added into marking making them a very valuable tool indeed.

In addition to these basic improvement sheets, I have created a ‘stretch and challenge’ version for MAT students that complete the work quickly. These can be used in a similar way to the above improvement sheets:


Hopefully, I will get to use these sheets starting from this week. Any feedback is very welcome!

You can get in touch with me via Twitter @histapprentice

2 thoughts on “Speeding Violations in History

  1. This is a great idea that I’m going to try to implement as well. Thank you for sharing. You have some useful resources/ideas on your website!
    Do you generally have your students write a “rough draft,” peer review, and then submit a final draft?
    Also, I’m curious how you balance being a history teacher that grades a good deal of writing. Do you struggle your students’ spelling, grammar, or formatting? I’m just happy they are writing, but I usually don’t have enough time so that they can peer review and edit their work in class.

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    • Glad you have found this useful! For KS3 assessment pieces I would usually have them rough draft, peer review, edit and submit as I think its good practice. For KS4 and KS5 I try to integrate this process into writing and peer marking exam question answers. I find I struggle for time more so for KS4/5 due to amount of content


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