Solving the riddle of the Sphinx – the teaching benefits of marking for the exam board

Class Teaching


The 15 minute was led by history teacher Jack Tyler tonight.  Jack marks GCSE history papers and was reflecting on the benefits of this. He started by telling us that this was the best CPD he has ever had – much better than any other courses he has been to – and that he felt sure that it had made him a more confident and effective teacher.  He only wishes that he had done it earlier.


  • As teachers we are often taking on more work for the benefit of the department – this is one of the most effective type of work that you can do for your department.
  • Becoming an assessor will benefit your department and the attainment of your pupils.
  • Not only is it invaluable for a department to have at least one member working for the exam board, but you also get paid. This is always nice…

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