Academic Marking Criteria

Marking criteria

Marking criteria are the standards of judgement for assignments. Marking criteria are often divided into sections with explicit definitions of the quality expected for different levels of judgement.


  • It is important for students to see the marking criteria in advance so that they will be able to see clearly how their work will be judged.
  • Students will be able to understand the marks they have been given.
  • Marking criteria provides a valuable tool for feedback.


  • Good marking criteria creates a clear standard with markers.
  • Marking is reliable and measures what the assessment is intended to measure.
  • Marking criteria aligns to module and programme learning outcomes.

Academic English UK Criteria

Our criterion focuses on clear marking sections. E.g Writing (Task, Organisation, Language), Seminar (Language, Fluency & Pronunciation, Communication) and Presentation (Language, Fluency & Pronunciation, Presentation & Engagement). We have tried to keep the criteria simple yet effective in accessing students’ work. Our criterion are word documents and therefore allow you to make changes where necessary.

Writing Criteria

Writing criteria x 2

There are two writing criterion in this download. One is a basic marking criteria that can be used to mark students’ general writing and the other criteria includes the use of sources. They are divided into three sections of TASK / ORGANISATION / LANGUAGE and have five grade levels A-F. It is a word document so you can add or change any of the rubric to suit your writing test.  Example  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Seminar Criteria

Seminar speaking criteria x 2

This includes one basic seminar speaking criteria to assess seminar speaking skills and contains four key criteria: Language Accuracy, Language Range, Pronunciation & Communicative Effectiveness, and one seminar criteria that includes ‘reference to materials’. Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP


Presentation Criteria

Presentation speaking criteria

This is a basic criteria to assess & grade presentation speaking skills. It has three key criteria: Language Accuracy & Language Range,  Fluency & Pronunciation and  Presentation & Engagement.  Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP



      All Marking Criterion

        Buy all three marking criterion: Writing, Seminar Speaking & Presentation Speaking


Marking Criterion: writing, seminar & presentation criteria

This is a booklet of three marking criterion. It includes a writing criteria (two types: basic / academic sources), seminar criteria (two types: basic / academic sources) and presentation criteria. These are word documents so they can be adapted to your specific requirements.  Example / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP



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