Teaching ideas

Developing students’ understanding of excellence in examined work: teaching and learning activities for the University of Oxford

This collection offers practical teaching ideas for supporting students to understand what makes excellent examined work, and the criteria by which they will be assessed.

The collection includes examples of teaching from academics around the university, as well as activities specifically designed for the Oxford context. Each activity includes a step-by-step lesson plan. The ideas range from 10-15 minute end-of-lecture activities, to standalone workshops.

The activities aim to help students to better understand expectations, manage the transition to exams and other assessed work, and develop their independent learning.

The activities are available for all staff to use in their teaching. As departments set examinations, it is envisaged that they will take the lead on offering activities to students, but college tutors are of course welcome to use the ideas in their teaching.

Understanding excellence (646kb)