June 2018

Practice, Practice, Practice .. nearly there!!

2018-06-08T14:45:07+00:00June 8th, 2018|AQA, Blog, OCR|

Following paper 2 today I’ve been busy putting these papers and lists together using exam board questions (I'm not an examiner so I want my kids practicing "real" questions at this stage) …  based on conversations/emails with Seager so once again this is a joint effort … someone on Twitter [...]

March 2018

RAG papers

2018-03-14T20:27:54+00:00March 14th, 2018|AQA, Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Resources, Uncategorized|

Over the last few months we've been working really hard to deliver something for maths teachers and students alike to use following the students completion of past papers.... Before that though .. a little background ... I've always gone through the papers after a test in a number of different [...]

January 2018

I’ve a confession

2018-01-14T12:57:31+00:00January 12th, 2018|AQA, Blog, DFE, Edexcel, OCR, Ofqual|

I have a confession …. I know haters are gonna hate … but I’m going to tell you anyway! I’m not actually in the UK I’m sat in a hotel bar in the French Alps as I’ve managed to wangle the first week of term off as a holiday! It [...]

December 2017

Something else

2017-12-15T15:24:27+00:00December 15th, 2017|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1|

You can tell I'm lost for inspiration for a blog post title when the best I can come up with is "something else" ... but then again I never rarely plan what I am going to write when blogging. I genuinely do just sit here and type whatever comes to [...]

September 2017

Save me from myself …

2017-09-29T20:14:28+00:00September 29th, 2017|AQA, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR|

So we have something that we are working on (you may have noticed the QLA tab at the top of the page) but we can't decide on a name ... so this is your opportunity to help us! If we choose your name we'll give your school a free subscription [...]

August 2017

June 2017

‘Tis done

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

May 2017

GCSE Maths: Preparing for your exam

2018-05-08T23:57:20+00:00May 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 [...]

April 2017

Dual entry ?

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

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