Archive for November, 2016

How to get first past the post this exam season

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

You’ll know from our last post – Testing times in education – that your child’s school life is full of challenge. And for some of you with teenagers facing mock exams in the next few weeks, it will be all too real. Of course this year, exams will feel much different than previous ones. At GCSE and A […]

Testing times in education

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Testing has always been contentious – notably disagreements surrounding when is the best time to conduct tests and how. Plus whether too much testing takes the joy out of learning. Tests, by their very nature, determine a child’s progress and ability at any one time. With baseline testing recently scrapped for four to five year olds, […]