The ‘next steps’ marking system for writing that’s focused,
purposeful and fun!
Improving writing with the SixTicks System! Using clear targets, focused self-assessment and peer support to help children become better at writing.
“I’ve found SixTicks© has provided me with a much clearer focus, both in terms of planning and marking. I can easily monitor progress against the next steps highlighted by SixTicks©. Most marking ladders I’ve used before have had too many criteria statements to be really effective but the SixTicks© approach is much sharper. I love it.. and so do the children!” Teacher, Bolton
SixTicks in Action
Before a writing task, teachers create a SixTicks Success Grid. The Grid is composed of consistent headings, with each heading followed by a target personalised to suit the needs of the pupil. These six headings include the areas of grammar and punctuation. They are shared with the pupil before they write so that throughout the task the child has a consistent reference to self-assess their own work. More and more schools are improving writing with SixTicks Marking System!
How can SixTicks© improve writing at your school?
Ofsted ‘Moving English Forward’ (March 2012)
Report Recommendations – How SixTicks© can Help to Raise Standards in Writing
- Concentrate on the key learning objectives
Using the SixTicks© grid means that there is always a clear focus on objectives and desired outcomes.
- Encourage teachers to be more flexible in responding to pupils’ progress as lessons develop
Using SixTicks© Checkpoints helps teachers to adapt lessons to suit the needs of pupils.
- Strengthen whole-school literacy work across the curriculum to ensure that students extend and consolidate their literacy skills in all appropriate contexts
SixTicks© can be used with any piece of writing, whether it be in history, R.E. or any other subject or topic.
- Develop more independent learning
As pupils are provided with clear success criteria through the SixTicks© grids, they are more able to self-assess and evaluate their own progress and development effectively.
SixTicks© provides a consistent, simple and effective approach to improving writing, focusing on helping individuals to make progress.
The impact of SixTicks© has also been recognised by Ofsted. One schools’ report recently said, ”Teacher’s marking has improved greatly… which is contributing to pupils’ improved achievement.”
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