Question and answer session

The Q&A sessions on courses from the National STEM Learning Centre provide you with the opportunity to ask more about the course content and issues from your own classroom practice.

Andrea Mapplebeck record her answers to a selection of your questions on 10 October. If you’ve missed this Q&A session, you can still join the next run of this course in January, or draw upon the experience of other learners in course discussions.


All the questions in this Q&A session focused on hinge-point questions. You can also watch previous Q&A sessions which addressed a wider range of topics.

  • 0:31 - Hinge-point questions in English and Design and Technology.
  • 7:52 - Hinge-point questions in English as a second language.
  • 12:20 - Weighting and use of hinge-point questions.
  • 17:16 - Characteristics of hinge-point questions.

A transcript will be available by 25 October. This is an open step, so you can bookmark the URL to your favourites and return to it at any time. We will also upload the video to STEM Learning YouTube channel.

Please note: if you post a question here it may be featured in the video recording along with your first name. The recording will be publicly viewed via this step and may also be uploaded to the STEM Learning YouTube channel.

Share this video:

This video is from the free online course:

Introducing Assessment for Learning

National STEM Learning Centre