A co-educational independent through school
Nursery – Prep – Senior – Sixth Form

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:


Spelling error


Grammatical error e.g. We was here


Incorrect verb tense e.g. Yesterday, I eat an apple


Punctuation error


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