How can you close the word gap?

The  Oxford Language Report: Why Closing the Word Gap Matters found evidence that an increasing number of children in UK schools have a limited vocabulary – a word gap – which is holding back their learning. The report brings together the thoughts of a number of leading academics and practitioners, based on market research with over 1,300 primary and secondary teachers. Over half of those surveyed reported […]

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Choosing new geography specifications


Times are changing in secondary education thanks to government reforms: around the country new AS, A Level and GCSE courses will be being from September 2016. At the time of writing,  all GCSE specifications have been accredited. But, only Pearson (Edexcel) has been accredited at AS and A Level, with AQA, OCR and Eduqas on their third submissions to Ofqual. For those who are yet to decide which specification to follow, the Geographical Association has a wealth […]

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Ideas for the European Day of Languages to inspire lifelong language learning

There have been a lot of interesting articles about the teaching of languages in the news recently. If you are looking for something new to use on the  European Day of Languages  (26th September), then you might consider  this article  from the Guardian. I’m sure you’ll agree that inspiring lifelong learning is really important. Extracts from this article could be used to […]

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