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This is a quick checklist of things which students should include in their stories if they want to gain top marks in their 11+ stories.
As a parent or a new tutor, it can be hard to know what mark to award the stories that you are presented with. Schools don't typically release mark schemes, and as a parent you usually don't have many other stories to compare to. The blog post explains what to take into account when marking stories, and gives a simple methodology to follow.
A guide to planning your stories - works for both 11+ and 13+ English.
A detailed explanation of how exactly to use the colon. Be warned, after reading this you'll begin to notice its misuse everywhere.