Understanding your marksheet

3. Summative feedback

Summative feedback is an important concluding point to the end of your course. It is there to help reflect on what has been assessed, and provide pointers to how you might progress. Summative feedback should be well-grounded, constructive, and challenging.

  • Well-grounded - your feedback should reference the work presented for assessment.
  • Challenging - it should provide clear and achievable pointers on how you can develop beyond the course through your feedforward.
  • Constructive - your feedback needs to balance a supportive tone of voice with honest scrutiny of the work. It is important to receive a critique of your work alongside a clear sense of what you can do to improve.