May 2017

GCSE 9-1 New content – Venn Diagrams

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Blog|

For those of you that have been around a bit … (I mean teaching for a while and I'm not insinuating anything else ;-) !!) you will have taught these before. They’re a bit of a hokey-cokey topic – one minute they’re in the formal programme of study as dictated by [...]

Recruitment & retention

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Blog|

We don't have a recruitment problem (ok we may have a recruitment problem!) but I know lots of new teachers who came into the profession having spoken to a teacher who was able to enthuse them enough for them to make the decision and go into teaching! I have spoken [...]

GCSE Maths: Preparing for your exam

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 May 10th, 2017|AQA, Blog, Edexcel|

For the last couple of years Graham (Cumming .. of course!) has been sending out some additional reminders for both students and teachers a few weeks before the exams. This year has been no different and he has kindly given me permission to share on here too (to which I've added [...]

A little every day – MAY 2017

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog, Resources|

Here you go … Monthly Maths - MAY 2017  calendar. The original post containing the sheet for April 2017 can be found here and the Solutions (for April 2017) are available here – > Monthly Maths - APRIL 2017 - SOLUTIONS

April 2017

Dual entry ?

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 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 ..

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 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 [...]


2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 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 [...]


2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 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 [...]