July 2016

Not another BREXIT blog

July 1st, 2016|Blog, DFE, Edexcel, Ofqual, Teaching|

I'm going to be true to my word and this post isn't going to be about BREXIT. ... ummm ... oh ... ummmm ... (imagine me swaying from foot to foot as I try to think of a way to sweeten this)... well ... ummm ... it "sort of" is [...]

June 2016

Date for your diary

June 12th, 2016|Edexcel|

Just a reminder that the next meeting of the collaborative network we host at Alcester is this Friday (17th June). Time: 12 noon until 3pm. Venue: Alcester Academy I have just emailed the usual attendees with an updated agenda so if you haven't booked your place please do so (Dave: [...]

May 2016

June 2016 – Best Guess Paper 2

May 27th, 2016|Edexcel|

Below you will find out “Best guess” papers for the higher and foundation tiers for the LINEAR Edexcel Mathematics GCSE paper 2 after half term.   Just to reiterate what I’ve put on the front page of the paper, specifically the Higher tier – the paper is made up of [...]

Summer 2016 – Hit List

May 26th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Uncategorized|

To be honest I think last night/this morning was the MOST NERVOUS I have EVER been before an exam - for reasons unknown to me!. Overall I felt that paper 1 was fair - our "super group" in the main felt that they we well prepared and it gave them [...]

I’ll do my homework too!!

May 13th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Teaching|

Just a quickie that I thought I would share. I've been thinking about ways to motivate my "boy-heavy" year 10 group and for them to see the point of homework. I have an issue, in that I haven't yet found something that engages them enough to "want" to do the [...]

April 2016

Final Countdown

April 19th, 2016|Blog, Edexcel, Teaching, TES|

I’ve been a bit remiss with this blogging lark, for which you must forgive me. It’s that time of year when the focus has to be our year 11’s … actually I had a few days away at Easter and since we’ve been back at work I’ve been busy putting [...]

March 2016

Edexcel Warwick Conference 2016

March 24th, 2016|Edexcel|

Graham emailed out today (do I need to say Graham Cumming? surely its obvious who I mean?) with details about the Edexcel (or is it Pearson?) 6th Mathematics conference at Warwick (my old uni! no .. he didn't mention this in his email) on Saturday 2 July 2016. He also [...]

Grahams Marvellous Drawers

March 13th, 2016|Edexcel, Resources|

I've written about the delights you'll find in the cabinets on Edexcel's emporium before and recently Graham (weird how I only need to mention "Graham" and everyone knows who I mean!!)  emailed out some new booklets that have been made for "DIY type" questions and also one which I know [...]

January 2016

Edexcel GCSE Results Plus – NOV 2015

January 12th, 2016|Edexcel|

I have been inundated with requests for the "usual" ResultsPlus analysis sheets for the November 2015 paper - we didn't have any students entered for the Foundation tier (we did have an external candidate for the Higher tier) but with "a little help from my friends" (thanks Craig Jeavons .. [...]

STICKY! 9-1 Exam questions by topic – BOTH TIERS

January 3rd, 2016|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Resources, WJEC|

The below are all the questions collated by topic that appear on BOTH TIERS from the below samples and specimens: AQA – Sample Assessment Material, Practice set 1 and 2 OCR – Sample Assessment Material and Practice set 1 Pearson Edexcel – Sample Assessment Material, Specimen set 1 and set 2. [...]