an assessment tool that allows teachers to make judgements about what pupils know, understand and can do. Effective marking enables teachers to plan the next stages of work more accurately. When marking relates to written work, pupils should understand the criteria used and benefit from constructive comments that support future work.
to sing sotto voce, or in a less taxing octave, at a rehearsal in order to protect the voice. Principals often mark at long staging rehearsals, when they have unusually heavy loads, or have health concerns, but there is seldom reason for choristers to mark. Marking of course makes no sense at rehearsals aimed at musical balance, such as Sitzproben.