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The National Curriculum Review: first thoughts

The National Curriculum Review: first thoughts

That’s right, folks. It’s a typography joke. There has been an understandably frenzied response to the initial findings of the National Curriculum Review expert panel report that was released earlier this month, particularly from ICT teachers who are...
What would your curriculum look like?

What would your curriculum look like?

Since September, I have been living & working on the beautiful island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. St Helena is roughly 4,500 miles from the UK,  3,000 miles from South Africa, and as such has a valid claim to the title of ‘remotest island in the...
Assessing Pupil Progress

Assessing Pupil Progress

One of my department’s big focuses this year has been Assessing Pupil Progress, the new supplementary levelling structure for Key Stage 3. We didn’t have any idea what it was until our LA advisor, Pauline Hargreaves, gave us an excellent introduction to it...

Free scheme of work for OCR Nationals unit 1

Updated: click here for details Good lord it’s been a long time since I made a post. The reality is that I’ve been working on this for about four months, in and around everything else that’s been going on. It’s now just about ready for release,...

OCR Nationals markbooks: updated

A while back I posted a Google Spreadsheet markbook for OCR Nationals level 2 ICT’s oh-so-exciting unit 1. Since posting this as a resource, I’ve updated it to plug a couple of holes (the original markbook was missing multiple recipients as a pass criteria...