This software, first written over ten years ago for BBC microcomputers, has been revised (now version 9) in 2004 and will now run in the latest versions of Microsoft Windows (XP, 2000, NT, 98).
Written primarily for use in a sixth form environment, it can be used for recording marks as you would in a conventional handwritten markbook. However, its strength lies in the reports that can be produced, including:
Joe Smith Joe's target | | class average V | GCSE points * | 4.9 Hwk 10.9.99 * | 18/40 Hwk 17.9.99 * | 6/18 Hwk 24.9.99 * | 7/29 Hwk 1.10.99 * | 8/34 Hwk 8.10.99 X | 0/20 Hwk 15.10.99 X | 0/20 November Test * 24/50 Hwk 5.11.99 * | 6/10 Hwk 12/11/99 X | 0/20 Hwk 19.11.99 X | 0/30 Miniproject |* 41/100 January test * | 21/47 Hwk 7.1.00 * | 15/37 Hwk 14.1.00 X | 0/20 Hwk 21.1.00 * | 10/47 Hwk 28.1.00 * | 13/48 Hwk 4.2.00 X | 0/10 Hwk 11.2.00 X | 0/21 March test * | 7/39 Hwk 3.3.00 X | 0/40 rep NOV 99 * | C/D rep MAR 00 * | D/E Hwk 10.3 X | 0/12 Hwk 17.3.00 X | 0/51 UUUUUUEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDCCCCCCBBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAAAA ^ | pass levelX denotes absent/work not submitted; the pass mark and other grades are shown (this grade bar can be customised by the teacher); the target (= GCSE score which a sixth-former starts with) is shown, and the average for the group.
The software is compatible with standard spreadsheets (e.g. Microsoft Excel) in that data can be transferred between a spreadsheet and Markbook in either direction.
Markbook 9.0.2 costs
£10 (software plus documentation on CDROM, for single user) with
additional user licences for one site priced at £3 per user.
Please order from:
GLockwood, 5, Sheffield Road, New Mill, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England, HD9 7EL, either enclosing cheque for the full amount, or, for recognised educational establishments in the UK, orders will be accepted and invoiced on delivery. Postage to UK addresses is included in the price; for addresses outside the UK, please email for further information.
Further details are obtainable here, including the full documentation for Markbook, in web-page format.