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General Discussion / Crime activity
« Last post by Kim on July 06, 2015, 01:59:23 PM »
Does anyone remember seeing a crime design activity where students have to design a housing estate but they are only able to select from a certain number of objects which are all given a price? Students have a budget that they can spend.
I am probably going back a few years now. Thanks
General Discussion / VLEs
« Last post by nicko427 on July 06, 2015, 01:08:03 PM »
Hi all,

I've been Head of Department in my current school now for 2 terms and am considering setting up somewhere whereby my pupils, particularly KS4, can get all of the resources etc that we use in lessons online.

As a school we have a website (but it's basic information rather than being interactive) and have I believe FRONTER but no one currently uses it....

I know some of you have some amazing set ups, blogs, VLEs etc  - do you find that it is worthwhile (do the pupil's actually use them?) and is it worth setting up? If not, why don't they maybe work? And if they do work what do you find that is easiest, cheapest and most effective to use?


General Discussion / Re: Had to share- Y7 exam answer
« Last post by ads on July 05, 2015, 08:59:44 PM »
Only if the goverment is without a dictionery in a dessert enviroment
General Discussion / Re: New AS / A2 Specifications now online
« Last post by swhitch on July 05, 2015, 10:09:54 AM »
For what it is worth:

A Level: Eduqas - reasoning is that to have to change both GCSE and A level to new specs AND to new boards in the same September 2016 puts a lot of pressure on us and makes August 2018 results crucial. So sticking with Eduqas - content / options / coursework all suit and WJEC /Eduqas has had, as far as I am concerned, by far the best customer service of any of the boards I have dealt with. Only negative would be, for some students, the lack of a dedicated comfort blanket of a textbook. For me though that is a bonus, teaching from a text book for me does not stretch the most able and for me as a "learner" is boring.

GCSE: OCR A - seems the closest to the Cambridge IGCSE Geography that we are having to leave (very very reluctantly) due to changes in measuring data for league tables.
General Discussion / Re: Had to share- Y7 exam answer
« Last post by edge on July 04, 2015, 07:41:06 PM »
That's the way the goverment spell it isn't it?!
General Discussion / Re: Had to share- Y7 exam answer
« Last post by ads on July 04, 2015, 07:11:16 PM »
funny stuff.

My on-going frustration in life is...


General Discussion / Re: Had to share- Y7 exam answer
« Last post by zcsaa44 on July 04, 2015, 11:11:14 AM »
I know this is an old thread but had to share this here as my wife would not understand

'China's population policy was introduced by a man named Thomas Malthus'
General Discussion / Re: GCSE Specifications 2016
« Last post by swhitch on July 03, 2015, 12:29:33 PM »
Hi Jodi

Your senior team might want to find out what Ofsted's view is of running this model is, just in case.
General Discussion / Re: GCSE Specifications 2016
« Last post by gilmoregirl on July 03, 2015, 08:43:08 AM »
I currently do the AQA A spec but have made the decision to change come the next lot of specs, there are several reasons but the main one is that they seem to have hugely increase the content and the number of case studies required, and we currently find it quite tight with the existing content so a lot more with no additional time for us would be impossible.

After attending a workshops with AQA, OCR and Educas, currently looking at changing to OCR although still need to check out Edexcel. Will be waiting for approval before making any decisions now
General Discussion / Re: Short course GCSE
« Last post by kevincooper777 on July 02, 2015, 08:03:24 PM »
Thanks for replying Graham! - it's not happening now for various reasons, but if it comes up again I think as you say I would go for the full course.
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