Sooooooo ….

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Blog, Personal|

At about 8:30 this evening my conversation on the phone with my hubbie went a little like this: Me: Hiya. I'm on the last leg of my train journey - should get in to Brum just after 9. Good day? Him: Yep. You? (he's not a phone person!) Me: Yeah. [...]

‘Tis done

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 June 14th, 2017|AQA, DFE, OCR, Ofqual, WJEC|

So paper 3 is done and dusted. 'Tis done. 'Tis finished. At just after 10:30 am this morning I could almost feel maths teachers everywhere breathing a massive sigh of relief. (I promise I will write up my experience of sitting the exam as an external candidate but time ... [...]

Surface Area and Volume Revision

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 June 10th, 2017|3 - Shape, Resources, Teaching|

Looking for something for that last minute revision lesson? Yeah .. me too! Having emailed out the bumper papers to parents, I put the mark-schemes on our VLE and then as a catch-all for the students that me and Seager teach, I ran around like a mad-woman during period 5 giving them [...]

Still not a “predicted paper”

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Resources|

Now that paper 2 has been and gone, we've already moved onto thinking about paper 3 and like the previous practice papers we produced .. these are not "best guesses" or "predictions" they are meant to be purely for practice. So if you're looking for some topics to focus on [...]

Edexcel Legacy Practice Questions

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Blog, Edexcel|

The marvellous Emma Bell has put together some practice questions for the final Edexcel 1MA0 paper EVER! ** sniffs back a tear** and she has agreed that it was ok to share here for those of you looking for some extra practice questions for students to do over the next [...]

Best Guess Papers .. yeah right!

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Blog|

EDIT: F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME PRACTICE PAPERS BETWEN PAPER 2 AND PAPER 3 ...YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT THIS POST I bet that blog title got your attention ... you may well be disappointed! We aren't producing "best guess" papers or predicted papers this year BUT what [...]

Just Saying Part 1: 2017

2017-07-02T19:57:02+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the last couple of years I've written a couple of blog posts that I end up referring people to when faced with queries just to save myself repeating myself and this is one of them .. to be honest this one has been in my draft folder and I'm trying to [...]

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 [...]