Tips for the 9-1 MFL GCSE Speaking, Reading and Writing Exams – ‘Homestraight’ Part 2

This month we’re delighted to be welcoming back David Shanks with his second post about preparing for GCSE 9-1. Have an effective and organised general approach Measuring what works in education is a notoriously tricky business with so many variables acting upon the learning process.  However, advances in the world of cognitive science and educational […]

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How do you assess “thinking like a geographer”? – Part 1

Geographical issues are wide-ranging, important, complex, and they present themselves on a range of scales. As teachers, we happily spend weeks developing students’ knowledge and understanding of case studies that represent these issues. I want to question how this material is being assessed and why examination boards assess specific aspects of geographical issues. I am […]

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The end marks the beginning!

Exams are over. A new cohort is ready to start along the path to Higher Maths. It’s June. What topic do we use as an introduction? Come August some of the original students will have gone, and some more will have joined the course. The latter set will prove problematic if we have already covered […]

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