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GCSE revision packs

In my previous department we always recommended GCSE students have a revision guide, at a minimum, to refer to when completing homework or preparing for formative and summative assessments. But, we also place great emphasis on the importance of using a... Continue Reading →

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Grid square table cloths

A grid square table cloth is a versatile resource to create. All you need is a plastic table cloth (available from your local pound store), a ruler and a sharpie. Once the table cloth is complete arrange it across a number... Continue Reading →

NQTs; 10 top tips to get you started

If you are starting your NQT year this term, you are probably experiencing an array of emotions from excitement to nervousness. So to help you get started and embrace the amazing journey you are about to experience, here are my... Continue Reading →

Significance bubbles

I have used this resource a lot over the last few months in order for students to tackle extent to which, assess or evaluate the significance of challenges, opportunities, impacts or responses of various case studies. The aim of this... Continue Reading →

‘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 study 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 →

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 marks in an assessment. As a result of failing to read the questions carefully, lack of preparation... Continue Reading →

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