May 2017

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

2017-12-13T21:00:59+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 [...]

GCSE Maths: Preparing for your exam

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

A little every day – MAY 2017

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Blog, Resources|

Here you go … Monthly Maths - MAY 2017  calendar. The original post containing the sheet for April 2017 can be found here and the Solutions (for April 2017) are available here – > Monthly Maths - APRIL 2017 - SOLUTIONS

April 2017

Dual entry ?

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

WJEC/Eduqas takeaway menus and MORE ..

2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Blog, WJEC|

Please do read on ... whilst most of you won't offer the WJEC qualification you'll find some links to some fab resources - I must say that the one good thing about all these changes is that the exam boards have certainly upped their game in terms of what support [...]


2017-07-02T19:57:03+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Blog, DFE, NEW GCSE 9-1, Ofqual, Uncategorized|

Whether or not you agree with the 4/5 change that was announced last week (some people do! read the comments at the end of my blog post -> here ), the fact is that Nicky Morgan (and yes I know she's gone!) together with Nick Clegg (him too!!) pledged as part of their [...]