Posts tagged gcses
Fighting Failure

It’s that time of year again – across the country, thousands of students are bracing themselves for exam season. While many posts that offer advice on succeeding in exams, fewer focus on how to handle failure, should it occur. That said, I thought it a good idea to explore the best way to face failure, and come out fighting.

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Mock Management

Whilst some of us may be starting to think of the Christmas festivities ahead, or a winter break abroad, many students will be approaching, or will have taken, their mock GCSE exams. These tests can prove to be a stressful time for all involved so, with this in mind, I thought it useful to explore how best to approach these pesky mocks.

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Extreme Education

With the new GCSE system about to take full effect, and the top mark (now a ‘9’) reserved for only 3% of the country, we have to ask ourselves – has testing in this country gone too far? Along with funding cuts for teachers, and rigorous testing beginning at an ever earlier age, it begs the question if we’re teaching our children that ‘good grades’ are more important that imparting knowledge and the joy of learning.

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