Monthly Archives: May 2016

Should we ditch success criteria altogether?

I have blogged about this in the past, but I make no apology for doing so again. I am inspired to do so by having attended the Learning First conference in Sheffield, where there were calls for an end to … Continue reading

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Another silly argument against grammar tests

Whenever people argue against grammar teaching it usually takes the form of the argument below. The problem is that the “I became rich and famous without knowing X” argument can be used for almost any subject or piece of factual knowledge … Continue reading

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The wrong way to protest about exams

Most secondary school teachers I know came to loathe the GCSE controlled assessments which were introduced under the previous government. They were brought in with the best intentions. Unlike coursework completed at home, controlled assessment write up would have to … Continue reading

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