How do you feel about our exam system or should that be about our education system? This article, which first appeared in The Guardian, suggests that the removal of coursework from GCSEs leaves students unprepared for further study. Photograph: courtesy of Alamy Let us know what you think, once you have read the article. Via
by Kat Arney This article about pictures as a learning and revision aid, first appeared at tes.com on 24 January 2018. If you want students to absorb information and retain it, most teachers will agree that associating the object of learning with visual cues, such as pictures, works wonders, especially when it comes to revision.
Pupils collected their GCSE maths and English resit results from schools last week Concerns have been raised after new data showed that pupils needed as little as 13 per cent of marks in a higher-tier maths GCSE paper to achieve a “standard pass” in their resits last term. The grade boundaries for a “standard pass”