Presentation of Your Work

This is to remind you how we expect you to present your written work at UGHS. Well organised, neatly presented work is not only easier for you and your Teachers to read, but is also easier to revise from. It also tells us that you are taking your work seriously and are proud of it.


1. Write in pen. This must be blue or black ink. 2. Put the date, in full, on the right hand side of the page. Always write the date at the start of a lesson even if you are continuing a piece of work from a previous lesson. 3. Use the letters CW or HW at the beginning of the piece of work to show whether it is work done in class (CW) or work done at home (HW). 4. Give your work a title, which should be underlined using a ruler. 5. Write down the learning objective for the lesson (Sometimes this will also be your title.) 6. Draw all diagrams in pencil but use a pen for the labels. 7. Some diagrams, graphs and maps may be improved or enhanced using colours. Avoid using felt tip pens for colouring large areas, use coloured pencils instead. 8. Use a ruler to draw straight lines and to rule off finished work. 9. Do not doodle on the cover of your book or in the margins. 10. If you are given a worksheet which you are meant to keep or have used a piece of specialist paper e.g. in Maths, stick it into your book straight away.

Work produced using I.C.T.

If you have produced a piece of work using a computer, remember these guidelines about presentation. 1. Use a simple font such as Palatino, Arial, Times New Roman or Comic Sans. 2. Use a font size between 10 and 12. 3. Do not use lots of different features such as Bold, Underline, Shadow or Italics and never use two or more at the same time. 4. Show new paragraphs by missing a line, not by indenting. 5. Always type your name and tutor group into the header or footer.

Looking after your work and books

Bring your books to school in a strong, waterproof bag. You should cover your books to give them extra protection.

Displaying students’ work

At UGHS we reserve the right to make use of students’ work for display; to reproduce it in booklets, cards etc, or use for publicity material.