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15
JUL
2014

Avril Moulds explains why sitting a GCSE with her students was more than she bargained for!

Why I went back to school! Avril Moulds explains why sitting a GCSE was more than she had bargained for.  This academic year I, like many other teachers, taught a new syllabus. Nothing new there I hear you say. Teachers regularly have to keep abreast with changes in...
07
JUN
2014

Remembering Subject Specific Words

Remembering Subject Specific Words by Jill Maunds   Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat … It’s getting the time of year again when pupils are about to sit GCSE final exams and we’ve been looking at revision, how to ensure pupils remember information and exam...
03
APR
2014

Revision – A new approach needed!

Avril Moulds Looks at preconceived ideas about revision Study (verb) The act of texting, tweeting and watching TV with an open book nearby. As teachers we have certain expectations of our students when it comes to revision. We also make certain presumptions (probably based upon...
22
OCT
2013

Improving teaching through research: Modelling Extended Answers. By James Frost

Improving teaching through research: Modelling Extended Answers. Having been a teacher of a GCSE class for the first time this year I have noticed that the biggest difficulties my students faced were questions that required an extended answer. After speaking to my Head of...