Having read the examiners’ reports on GCSE Spanish, French and German, here are my key takeaways in terms of what to work on this year: Listening Revise basic vocabulary It was disappointing to see that students seemed to have forgotten basic vocabulary; this was seen at both tiers. For example, students did not know the […]
This year’s AQA examiner reports for French, Spanish and German GCSE exams were extremely positive, the transition from controlled assessment to exam went well in general and students had been correctly entered into the right tier. Here’s a short summary of their advice to students. Read. Then re-read Some students lost points for mistakes caused […]
The examiners’ reports for the 2019 series reported many positives from candidate responses, and give lots of examples of excellent answers. They also noted some common areas where candidates could improve their work. There are summaries below to help students avoid this for future exams. 1: Part a) questions. Students generally answer these questions well. […]
I don’t know about you, but I look forward to introducing a new class reader with the various classes I teach. There’s something about the opportunity to share great literature with young people and also have the chance to share my own passion as a reader. It’s always enjoyable to challenge myself with a new […]
You may recall that we launched the Oxford Smart Curriculum direction paper last May. Our aim was to ensure that this was a collaborative effort, so we invited educators and policy-makers working within the educational sector to provide feedback by completing a short questionnaire. With your input, we have been able to strengthen our shared […]
We are preparing for our first GCSE Maths exams in three years. Due to the disruption of Covid-19, the current year 11 cohort missed the usual lead in and preparations for GCSE exams, such as intervention programmes in years 9 and 10. Instead, fluctuating teacher and student attendance due to isolation rules, and virtual teaching […]
Rachael Jackson-Royal suggests recommended reading to increase the representation of women in A level Religious Studies.
Teachers have unquestionably been one of the heroes of the pandemic. When schools across the world closed their doors, teachers had to adapt to a completely different way of working, almost overnight. Now that those doors have re-opened, the challenge has shifted to mitigating the impact of lost learning and empowering students to reach their […]
Malica Scott shares practical steps towards becoming a more inclusive teacher and ideas for creating a more inclusive Geography classroom.
How are British children responding to the emerging themes and issues in their writing? When OUP was asked if we’d like to be the language expert for a ‘pop up’ 500 Words: Black Lives Matter children’s writing competition, we didn’t hesitate for a moment. OUP has been the language partner to 500 Words since 2012, […]