Posts by Idris Musty

Success Tips – Year 11 (final year of GCSE)

Success Tips – Year 11 (final year of GCSE) – key facts and helpful hints ­ Although Year 11 is the final year of GCSE, up to 60% of the GCSE material has already been covered in Year 10 or before. The content of the GCSE material covered in earlier years will not be examined…

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GCSE – the first major yardstick for measuring success

Some things in life never change as it has always been the case that society makes judgement about people’s intelligence based on how many subjects they do well in at the age of 16. In the modern British education system, it is called GCSE but until the early to mid 1980s, it was called O…

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KS3 is just as important…

Definition of KS3 Officially KS3 is supposed to be the first three years of secondary school – called Y7 to Y9 in all state schools and most independent schools. There used to be an exam in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science at the end of KS3 but that was abandoned in 2008…

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Taking back control of technology

Final thoughts: Taking back control of technology Whilst I embrace technology and appreciate its importance as a vital learning tool; I also think there are aspects of the traditional learning experience that is irreplaceable. One main one is day to day interaction with printed text – usually books, which I can touch, feel and smell.…

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