May 30, 2019

Exam boards now have a lot of resources to help students and teachers do them. Take AQA GCSE for example...

 This is what they have on their GCSE chemistry website under teaching resources.

First, the command words and the subject specific vocabulary are must reads.

The c...

May 23, 2019

Leading on from the previous post, we now have the materials we need, so we will approach the question in order to maximise learning.

First, do the question. You get the most learning by doing it without notes or things to refer to. This way, you get the best picture of...

May 16, 2019

Past paper exam questions can offer a great deal of learning if approached correctly, both in terms of understanding and exam technique.

This post will go through the resources you need to make the most of an exam question and also the approach you should take to be abl...

May 9, 2019

There are a few things that can get lost in the general maelstrom of content when you revise your science.

One of those things is unit conversions.

In GCSE science, you need to make sure that you have all of your units in SI units for the maths questions.

That is:


May 2, 2019

I recently read this article on the TES on SLOP (Shed Loads of Practise)

Although the acronym is new, the concept is not. You get better at things when you do lots of practise. It is an idea we should be promoting to children anyway, as Carol Dweck's research shows - we...

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