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April 2017

Thinking

April 6th, 2017|Blog, DFE, NEW GCSE 9-1, Ofqual, Uncategorized|

Whether or not you agree with the 4/5 change that was announced last week (some people do! read the comments at the end of my blog post -> here ), the fact is that Nicky Morgan (and yes I know she's gone!) together with Nick Clegg (him too!!) pledged as part of their [...]

WINNERS

April 2nd, 2017|Blog, JustMaths Conference, Uncategorized|

It's my birthday weekend and here I am giving away stuff !! I've done the drawer for the 10 free tickets to our conference -> I think I have a little bit of OCD about this whole thing and want everyone to know that it's all above board - I've sat and [...]

March 2017

A little every day – APRIL 2017

March 31st, 2017|Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1|

Here you go … APRIL'S calendar. The original post containing the sheet for March 2017 can be found here and the Solutions (for March 2017) are available here – > Monthly Maths - March 2017 - SOLUTIONS PS: Solutions for April will be published when I do the one for May!

Seriously

March 29th, 2017|Blog, DFE, NEW GCSE 9-1, Ofqual, Uncategorized|

Gobsmacked. That is the only word I can use to describe the announcement today that Justine Greening made via a letter to the Education Select Committee. (BTW If any of the committee are reading this I suggest you clear the diary in Autumn because I suspect you will be opening an [...]

What are we testing?

March 19th, 2017|Blog, Edexcel, From the Coal Face, Resources, Uncategorized|

Ramblings of a mad woman probably but I'm trying to get my head around ways to work with our current and future cohorts to overcome issues whereby some students do this: Read the question Decide they aren't going to be able to FINISH the question Don't even start having a go [...]

Mel’s digging her hat out again!

March 14th, 2017|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ... THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED I’ve only gone and convinced Mel it’s about time to dig out her hat again and offer some free tickets to the JustMaths Conference in June. Back in the Summer term when we were about to launch the ‘Super 60’ [...]

Stepping into the void

March 10th, 2017|Blog, Ofqual|

So it's late ... I know! VERY late but I can't sleep.  This is nothing new to me so don't be thinking I'm losing it ... but it does seem worse at the minute. Too many unknowns and we are marking mocks at the minute so maybe that has something to do with [...]

February 2017

A little every day – MARCH 2017

February 21st, 2017|Blog|

The file for the March maths calendar and also solutions for the February one can be found below. I'm not really here ... don't be silly ... its flipping half term for some of us so I'm hopefully half way up a mountain! March 2017 ->  Monthly Maths - March 2017 [...]

Dates for your diary

February 5th, 2017|AQA, Edexcel, OCR|

Just a quickie to let you know about the forthcoming dates for the collaborative network meetings that Pearson Edexcel run. If you haven't been to one you need to get yourself involved - the emphasis in these meetings is meant to be on teaching and learning, rather than exam focus [...]

Someone sent me an email …

February 1st, 2017|From the Coal Face, Teaching|

I’ve written before about the pressure of making the right/wrong tiering decision -> here but an email I received this week (more about that below) coincided with something I found in the board meeting papers from Ofqual last week that made me go … hmmmmmmmmmmmm then grrrrrrrrrr. The specific piece [...]