December 2016

H v F ..

December 11th, 2016|AQA, DFE, Edexcel, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

No-one knows what the boundaries for any grade are going to be next Summer; There is lots of second guessing going on and I've seen some things that are glaringly wrong and I've seen some things that are founded on good common sense but what is obvious is that the [...]

October 2016

They know that I know!

October 19th, 2016|Blog, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Resources, Uncategorized|

We've just finished our first assessment cycle (well .. one more paper to go with year 9's tomorrow!) and we've done the whole RAG'ing of questions and reviewed the papers so when someone asked me last week if we re-test students it really made me think. The answer is no [...]

September 2016

Teach GCSE Resit in FE?

September 11th, 2016|Blog, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1|

If you are teaching Maths in FE then resits are very close to your heart. Students now have to continue to study Maths if they haven't achieved a grade C in Maths when they move to post-16 education. If they get a D they have to do GCSE and below [...]

April 2016

A little bit of maths – MAY 2016

April 26th, 2016|Blog, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Uncategorized|

Here you go ... next months calendar. I've been emailing this out to parents of our year 11 AND 10 students ... seems to have gone down well! The original post containing the sheet for April can be found here and the Solutions (for April) are available here - > [...]

March 2016

You may find that ..

March 29th, 2016|Blog, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1|

... this is interesting rather than useful, but I've been getting lots of emails about assessment (I've just got below 150 for the first time since we set up JustMaths!!) for the new 9-1 GCSE and all I can do is tell you what we're doing in our day jobs. [...]

A little bit every day – APRIL 2016

March 13th, 2016|Blog, Intervention, Resources|

The "page to a sheet" of questions that I put together for March in this post, seems to have been very well received ... let's just say I have been "feeling the love". Furthermore (ooh get me!) I have attached the sheet for April for you to use or ignore [...]

A little bit every day …

March 1st, 2016|Blog, Intervention, NEW GCSE 9-1, Resources, Teaching|

Here in Warwickshire we're in the shortest half term I have ever experienced - it's a "4-weeker". It hasn't been helped by me being off sick today and yesterday for the first time in forever! My husband had enough on Sunday evening and forced the point with me, in no [...]

January 2016

Mr Bartons PodCast

January 31st, 2016|Blog, Intervention, Teaching, TES|

If you don't know about this you should do - Mr Barton has been doing some podcasts and they are brilliant. He has spoken to the "big names" from 3 of the exam boards and listening to them has been brilliant  - it's nice to hear people talking about Maths [...]

October 2014

Numeracy Page.

October 26th, 2014|Blog, Intervention|

Just wow! Changing job is THE hardest think I have ever done in my career. It must be the best kept secret in teaching, because no-one ever tells you what to expect until you're "in the moment". I have no idea why this is the case, maybe it's because people [...]

September 2014

One-to-one or One-to-many

September 28th, 2014|Blog, Intervention|

I am sure that there is a maths joke in that title somewhere! Anyway, I promised to post more information about the logistics of the one-to-one programme that we mentioned yesterday – I must remind you that this isn’t the model we’re adopting in our new school as we have no [...]