June 28, 2018

This week, I did a lesson with a home ed group on making fire.

We had decided to do lessons about the science of things going back in time, so I decided to go back to the beginning and start with one of the earliest inventions. It was good timing as I had also finished...

June 21, 2018

All the science GCSEs are over and, if you took them, I hope they went well for you. This was the first year of the new GCSEs and I am very interested to see what the new spread of grades will be and also what they grade boundaries are.

(In case you don't know, all the...

June 14, 2018

I'm listening to Neurotribes

by Steve Silberman and Oliver Sacks. It is a history of the treatment of autism and how to approach autism. It is providing pretty disturbing reading. in the past, autistic children were seen as needing "cures" using everything from diets th...

June 7, 2018

Sometimes, I'm amazed by some of the questions I get from GCSE and A level students. Sometimes these questions demonstrate a really high level of thinking about the subject and a deep understanding.

And then some of them are really fundamental that should have been told...

June 5, 2018

Some last minute tips to get you some vital marks when doing calculation questions. Some might sound simple, but I know that people make have made all of these mistakes!

1) Make sure you know the difference between significant figures and decimal places.

2) Remember that...

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