Marking in the Prep School

Marking Codes

Words or phrases may be underlined or circled by the teacher and the following marking codes placed in the margin:

Code Meaning
Sp Spelling error
Sp Spelling error
Gr Grammatical error, eg. We was here
T Incorrect verb tense e.g. Yesterday, I eat an apple
P Punctuation error
CL Capital letter required
// New paragraph required
^ Word(s) omitted
? Underlined or circled word(s)/phrase unclear


Tickled pink and green for growth

Words or phrases may be highlighted in pink or green by the teacher to indicate the strengths and weaknesses in a piece of work.  Comments may also be written in pink and green.

Tickled Pink Learning objective has been met or exceeded
Green for Growth Area for improvement