Preparing to teach the new German GCSE AQA specification

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By Mariela Affum, author and German teacher

I have over 18 years’ of teaching and examining experience and have seen several “new” specifications come and go. As teachers, we must constantly adapt to these changes and make sure that we provide the best possible preparation for our students, as their grades depend on our understanding of the exam and assessment criteria.

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Evaluating the impact of school closures and helping get learning back on track – Sue Stothard

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School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic have posed exceptional challenges for teachers, parents and children. Whilst the re-opening of schools will signal a sense of relief to some, the difficulties are by no means over. Putting aside the hurdle of getting everyone back into school safely, there’s the added challenge of planning teaching and learning support for children who have been absent for so long.

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Assessment and the wider curriculum in the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework: What are inspectors looking for?

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As you’re probably already aware, a new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework will come into force in September 2019. You can get an overview of the new Framework in our blog post  ‘The new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework: What’s changed?’ We’ve taken a closer look at the Framework, alongside the new School Inspection Handbook that Ofsted inspectors will be using, and have pulled out […]

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