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General Discussion / Re: GCSE Case Studies AQA
« Last post by cu on November 27, 2014, 02:00:55 PM »
I emailed AQA a couple of weeks ago as I wanted to be certain...the reply was:

Yes, there are other more up-to-date possibilities but this remains valid and allows long term responses and impacts longer term to be considered

So it is fine!
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General Discussion / Re: Statetris
« Last post by Kate Russell on November 27, 2014, 12:35:23 PM »
Great for a bit of task avoidance on a grey miserable Thursday morning!
Thank you!
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General Discussion / Re: BBC Learningzone Class Clips/Bitesize Issues
« Last post by rob6117 on November 26, 2014, 08:16:04 PM »
Just been trying to locate clips on South African cities via Bitesize and it's an absolute mess. No sorting or order at all of where they are, some are there with no narration but not with narration (explain that...) and there's absolutely no logic to any of it now. The old site was wonderful now we think about it. Masses of clips have simply disappeared and the rest are scattered to the winds across bitesize or hidden away on old BBC programme sites. Entering the full address with clip number via google or the search bar (e.g. www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/1482.html) seems to work the best, but it's totally hit and miss.

 I complained via the BBC website (https://ssl.bbc.co.uk/complaints/forms/?reset=#anchor) and was able to do it in 1500 words with the promise of a reply within 10 days to 2 weeks. There's also a phone number (03700 100 222) which I'll try depending on the web result and I also filled in the New Bitesize website 'tell us what you think' online form (http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3) and absolutely slated the whole thing.

I'm just a little pissed off about this as you can probably tell! The more compaints the better, I'll post on when I get a reply.
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General Discussion / Re: BBC Learningzone Class Clips/Bitesize Issues
« Last post by Evlinda on November 26, 2014, 06:55:51 PM »
yep same here- brill intro video to Bluewater has gone.

Let me know the add you complained to and i'll send one too- awful service now.
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General Discussion / Re: BBC Learningzone Class Clips/Bitesize Issues
« Last post by meg on November 26, 2014, 06:17:41 PM »
That is interesting - I have tried a few times this week and thought it was just our filter that was causing the problem. I'll email BBC too.

Anyone got a name of someone to make direct contact with ?
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General Discussion / Re: Level 8 Tasks
« Last post by Blue Square Thing on November 26, 2014, 05:01:01 PM »
You may well be right. I stopped paying much attention to levels years ago ;-)

Interesting to see the potential plans for KS2 assessment reporting btw. Simply:

Above national standard
At standard
Working towards standard
Below standard

I believe.

How could you know what the national standard is?

Yes, I know - that's part of the issue.

But then I realised that in the back of every GCSE spec there's a national standard for A C and F grades. I reckon there's something that's worth thinking about along those lines.
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General Discussion / Statetris
« Last post by Jog Jog on November 26, 2014, 02:11:19 PM »
http://www.mapmsg.com/games/statetris/

I think this game has been mentioned before, but it could be useful if you're flagging one Friday afternoon before the end of term!

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General Discussion / Re: BBC Learningzone Class Clips/Bitesize Issues
« Last post by Jog Jog on November 26, 2014, 02:05:41 PM »
Oh sorry!
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General Discussion / Re: BBC Learningzone Class Clips/Bitesize Issues
« Last post by rob6117 on November 26, 2014, 01:08:46 PM »
Hate to say it, but they're just the old bitesize videos not the class clips.
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General Discussion / Re: BBC Learningzone Class Clips/Bitesize Issues
« Last post by Jog Jog on November 26, 2014, 09:05:05 AM »
If you do a Google search for the 'Bitesize Geography' it takes you to the archived version of the old Bitesize site.  Most of the videos seem to be there in their traditional format:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

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