April 2020

ITT Support …. Session 1

2020-04-28T09:14:56+01:00April 28th, 2020|AQA, Blog, DFE, Ofqual|

Morning! Just a quick post to share some resources  …  following the realisation that ITT students were not going to be able to finish their final teaching placement a few weeks ago, I put out a tweet. I'd been thinking about how nervous most teachers get after just six weeks [...]

October 2019

Command Words (2 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:24:45+00:00October 29th, 2019|AQA, Blog, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1|

This is the second in a series of posts about literacy in maths. I mentioned in my previous post that this post would explain more about tier 1, 2, and 3 words and also include some further analysis in relation to the higher tier papers. If you are looking for [...]

Command Words (1 of 4)

2019-10-29T21:05:43+00:00October 24th, 2019|AQA, Blog, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

I know! I know! I know! Its been a while but I’ve been busy don’t you know? To which I can almost hear you, dear reader saying “Haven’t we all?” … This is the first of two three four blog posts about the language used in exams … I’ve split [...]

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

The joy of stats!

2019-04-24T17:24:27+01:00April 24th, 2019|AQA, DFE, Edexcel, NEW GCSE 9-1, OCR, Ofqual|

If you've come here looking for me to bang on about how wonderful statistics is ... you've come to the wrong place - not that I don't love stats but now is not the time! I've been doing some analysis of the first 4 sittings of the new maths GCSE's [...]

June 2018

Practice, Practice, Practice .. nearly there!!

2018-06-08T14:45:07+01:00June 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 [...]