Year 6 writing moderation checklist – KS2 teacher resource

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Key Stage



Years 3-6


To ensure that schools adequately prepare for statutory assessments of Y6 children, as well as for potential moderation, Herts for Learning has put together this Year 6 writing moderation checklist.

Year 6 writing moderation checklist

The document covers a range of tips, including:

  • Writing: what needs to be in place by the end of June
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Commonly queried areas
  • Additional links and resources

Final judgements must be based on the TAF, not on any other criteria. Pupil writing must evidence that each of the ‘pupil can’ statements in the standard have been attained to be awarded that standard.

Think about the quantity, type and variety of writing needed for sound judgements. The exemplifications show not only the standards expected, but also the quantity and range (evidence base) of independent writing required.

Examples of pitfalls

Lack of effective dialogue and sloppy punctuation of dialogue. Dialogue is needed to meet EXS.

The comma splice (run-on sentence). Go back to basics and re-teach the concept of a sentence/phrase/clause. This aids the accuracy of use of commas for clarity.

Common queries

Editing. Allow children to keep drafting/editing work – it’s not necessary to have a copied out ‘final’ finished piece every time.

Year 6 writing moderation checklist
Year 6 writing moderation checklist – KS2 teacher resource

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