Managing the Marking Mountain

“It can be really frustrating when you have spent many hours marking course work and annotating it just to find that they have taken no notice.” Early career teacher, Southwest England

“It is really stressful when they phone regarding their child's progress and always seem to remember the marking deadline.” NQT, Midlands

Marking is one of the major pressures on all teachers’ time. It can seem like it is eating too much of your non-contact time, both inside and outside school. 

For early career teachers, balancing this against the many other demands on your time is vital.

But there are a few tricks from the physics teaching community that you may find useful.

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