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GCSE results day – and consequences for heads

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It’s GCSE results day and we’d like to add our congratulations and best wishes for those who are pleased with their results – and express our sympathy for those who are less happy. Please remember these results are NOT the … Continue reading

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SPaG tests and writing objectives for 11 year olds

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In our previous post we set out the objectives for children’s writing by the age of 7, as outlined in a booklet written by Her Majesty’s Inspectors in the Curriculum Matters series. Our aim is to compare and contrast what … Continue reading

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Creative Schools: “We need to call time on exam-factory education”

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“The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching” – The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/23/creative-schools-revolutionising-education-from-the-ground-up-ken-robinson-lou-aronica-review This post is a 3Di review of a book review. … Continue reading

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More and More Testing . . .

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As the Easter fortnight draws to a close and teachers step up their preparations for the Summer term we’ve been hearing reports of Year 6 children going into school every morning for at least the past week in order to … Continue reading

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Lovely Brand New National Curriculum

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“The man who was responsible for supervising the first National Curriculum of over 100 years ago was the Senior Chief Inspector, Edmond Holmes. When he retired he wrote a book in which he condemned all that he had been doing … Continue reading

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Mud Turtles and Multiple Intelligences – More Thoughts on Examinations

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We’ve already tweeted a link to this Guardian magazine piece by Lucy Mangan, but for those who missed it here’s a brief overview, plus a few of our own thoughts on ‘credentialism’: Sitting exams is a game, and the game … Continue reading

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GCSEs: Which Side Are You On?

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First the good news. The Guardian published an article this week posing the question, “What is the point of GCSEs?” http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/19/are-gcses-still-relevant-education-training-age-18 It has followed this up with a column in todays’s paper written by Peter Wilby:   GCSEs are obsolete … Continue reading

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