Tag Archives: General Certificate of Secondary Education

Maffs an Inglish

10°C, grey, rain threatens. Teachers’ entry requirements:BBC they’re “getting tough” on teachers. The Govt. plan to raise the entry requirements to the profession by adjusting the skills tests taken by trainee teachers. The English & Maths tests will be raised … Continue reading

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Explain

27°C, windy Gove: “He said: “To suggest that anti-Semitism can ever be explained, rather than be condemned, is insensitive and, frankly, bizarre. AQA needs to explain how and why this question was included in an exam paper.” Aah, freedom of expression. … Continue reading

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Last day of summer

19C, cloudy, CR:29 miles Our local free newspaper is a lot of fun. It’s full of schools boasting of their record breaking GCSE results. It’s their best year ever, they exclaim. But wait, it’s always the best year ever, the … Continue reading

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Another record

11C, rain. CR:60 Only to echo last week, the GCSE results are out today, likely to be the 24th consecutive year of higher results. The changed course structure will get some of the credit this time, it’s more modular now, … Continue reading

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We’re going to have known nothing like it.

8°C, rain to come. In a few hours the kids will get their A-Level results, the news will fill with arguments about grade inflation, the kids will pose for photos where they jump up holding their certificates aloft. Head-teachers will … Continue reading

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