Dual entry ?

April 26th, 2017|AQA, Blog, DFE, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

Back in December 2015 the DFE published a document ->  GCSE_Early_Entry_Guidance that clarified some rules about "early entry" - you may remember when new early entry rules for key stage 4 qualifications were announced on September 29 2013 (I remember it well!) that only a pupil’s first entry to a key stage 4 qualification [...]

WJEC/Eduqas takeaway menus and MORE ..

April 23rd, 2017|Blog, WJEC|

Please do read on ... whilst most of you won't offer the WJEC qualification you'll find some links to some fab resources - I must say that the one good thing about all these changes is that the exam boards have certainly upped their game in terms of what support [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]