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Teaching and assessment for top-end success in new GCSEs

I’ve been looking at the specimen papers for GCSEs in English, Maths and Science to get a feel for the expectations at the top-end. ¬†Although, in theory, schools should have been engaging with these materials for a while, with Year 11s ready to go this May and Year 10s already on the road with Science, … Continue reading

GCSE Outcomes and Transition Matrices: A data tool every teacher can use.

As most people recognise, when evaluating the degree of success in a set of GCSE outcomes we need some sense of the baseline before we start making like-for-like comparisons. ¬† At the risk of stating the obvious, how well we’ve done all depends on what our results look like relative to the prior attainment of … Continue reading

Teaching for A*s

Beyond the very general notion that we should teach as well as we possibly can, are there approaches we can use that help to secure the highest grades at GCSE? I don’t want to suggest that there are any simple tricks or quick wins or that it is possible or wise for us to expect … Continue reading

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