mediumblue mediumblue logo

KS3 English - APP Writing



The English department at Downlands Community School in Hassocks has been applying the new QCA Assessing Pupils' Progress for three years.

See it in action in a Year 9 English lesson, focusing on a specific Assessment Focus to target students' learning needs around writing.

Head of English, Paul Barber, who introduced APP to his school, also discusses the challenges and successes they have had using this approach.

For Paul, APP helps his planning and teaching. He can spot students' weakness, plan specific lessons to tackle these and see progression over time.

For the students, APP is a very personalised approach, putting them in the driving seat of their own learning and enabling them to understand how to improve their writing.

Published : Sep 2008

15 mins


Secondary Teacher


Secondary English


Whole School Issues

Secondary Assessment

Formative assessment


ProTeachersVideo is an archive of over 3500 Teachers TV videos
for professional development or to use in class.

Terms of use