The proposed alternative to ‘exams’ this year is seriously problematic. Here’s why.
First let me state for the record that there’s no easy answer. Nothing is going to be able to fairly ‘grade’ students and take into account the different experiences they’ve had this year of education and keep everyone happy.
What Gavin Williamson has asked of Ofqual is an impossible task.
There should be no doubt that schools are doing their absolute best under incredibly difficult circumstances. The challenges they are facing have been largely downplayed by the media, and outright ignored by the government. We are stretching our schools to breaking point.
What’s changing, what’s staying the same, and how to have your say.
Today I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the amazingly lovely Sunetra Sarker (Star of Ackley Bridge, currently on Celebrity Gogglebox) about how she’s finding GCSEs as the mum of a Y10.
How’s your children’s homeschooling going so far?
may not be easy for first-timers but we basically don’t have any choice… 🤷
Social media is already flooded with memes about suddenly waking up to find out you’re now a homeschool teacher. Here are our top tips for surviving until schools reopen! Be realistic. If your child was at school, they would NOT be spending from 9am to 3pm learning solidly. There’s the time they spend switching classrooms…
Following the announcement about how grades are being set without exams this year, here’s what we know:
How grades will be set The headlines: Your school or college will be asked to send exam boards two pieces of information for each of your subjects, based on what they know about your work and achievements: • the grade they believe you were most likely to get if teaching, learning and exams had happened…
Practical advice in the event of a school closure or quarantine.
How many times have you put off something for aaaaaages, because it feels like it’ll be a big scary thing (hello tax return!), only to find when you actually start that it’s less scary than you thought?