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Y6/Y7 Writing Transition

Year 6/Year 7 Writing Transition Thursday 12th July, 4:00-5:30pm, Varndean School   Primary and Secondary teachers across Brighton and Hove will be working together on a writing transition project beginning Thursday 12th July.  The key areas of focus are: collaboration sharing ideas and strategies writing...

Developing exam expertise for AQA GCSE English Language Paper 2

The changes to the new GCSEs are unparalleled in that a general school examination is being reformed simultaneously in all its aspects: specifications, content, demand, assessment process, grading and school accountability. In the new English Language GCSE teachers have been working rapidly to help ...

The Expert Teacher

The new GCSEs place a greater emphasis on knowledge and memory. Students are required to know, understand, and remember a lot more content than in previous exams. The challenge for many disadvantaged children is that this can create an ever-widening knowledge gap: reading and knowledge is built upon prior knowledge....