Pupils in England are busy revising for the reformed GCSEs that will be graded 9 to 1 this summer. Yet, 'huge uncertainty' still surrounds how they will be marked, according to a leading teachers' union ('New 9-1 GCSE grades 'creating uncertainty for schools', BBC News, 17 Apr. 2017). At sixes and … [Read more...] about Confused about the New GCSE System?
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Pupils with Asperger syndrome are usually of average or above average intelligence and keen to continue into further and higher education. But what support is available for children and young people to enable them to succeed at school and university? Asperger syndrome is an autistic spectrum … [Read more...] about Support for Students with Aspergers Syndrome
The education secretary has announced a new consultation to seek views on the scrapping of SATs at the end of key stage 1. Following pressure from parents, teachers and others working in education, the Department for Education is proposing an end to KS1 SATs. Instead, pupils could be … [Read more...] about SATs for 6 and 7-year-olds Could Be Scrapped
Spring is in the air but should it be capitalised on the page? You may see the seasons frequently capitalised but when they are being used as common nouns, rather than proper nouns, the answer is no! Tulips bloom in spring. The sun is hot in summer. The leaves turn brown in autumn. And the air is … [Read more...] about Should I capitalise the seasons?
Home-School Tutoring is committed to helping girls develop the confidence that will help them succeed in life, whichever academic choices they make. Self-confidence is essential for success, yet research shows girls are less confident about their career prospects than boys. On International … [Read more...] about Empowering Girls Throughout the Year