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EXAM SKILLS

Progress: Before and after

An easy and effective method for students to demonstrate a lack or limited understanding of a topic before the lesson takes place, compared to the end when their understanding of the lesson is clearly demonstrated. This activity is always a... Continue Reading →

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‘Level up’: Generic exam answers

In recent months I have focused my attention on implementing a number of marking and feedback strategies. With the rationale being to reduce teacher workload and improve student use of statistics alongside case studies examples. My current Year 10's have... Continue Reading →

Match the teacher

In recent months I have focused my attention on implementing a number of marking and feedback strategies. With the rationale being to reduce teacher workload, and improve my students' understanding of assessment objectives and marking criteria. I took the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Write like a geographer mat

Over the years I have taught many a student, and marked numerous examination papers (particularly for AQA) where students constantly repeat the question in their answer or begin questions with the same opening sentence e.g. The case study I will... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Irma tracking

This term I was finally able to use Kelly Campbell's (@K_M_Campbell) Tracking Hurricane Irma worksheet, previously shared on twitter. The worksheet involves a serious of tasks for students to complete¬†throughout the lesson in order to understand the path and destruction¬†Hurricane... Continue Reading →

Request to retest

Last year Mrs Humanities (aka Victoria) shared this intriguing strategy as a way of offering students the chance to take responsibility for disappointing mark in assessments. As a result of failing to read the questions carefully, lack of preparation or... Continue Reading →

Mystery Christmas puzzles

Last year I took the time to develop a number of Christmas puzzles to give students the opportunity to practice grid references. For each puzzle students were required to colour various squares in with a specific colour.¬†Once completed the Christmas... Continue Reading →

AQA generic mark schemes

Many departments have sought every opportunity, since the introduction of the new GCSE specifications, to embed as many examination questions into their curriculum as possible. The intention being to provide students with as much practice as possible running up to... Continue Reading →

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