Education – for teachers

A Level English Literature – are standards declining?

A level English Literature was criticised last week in a report by Ofqual. According to widespread media reporting, noticeably on the BBC and in The Independent (the latter being quite misleading in my view), A level English Literature has suffered from declining standards. Examination questions, argued Ofqual, have become too predictable, almost formulaic, and there…

Time Up for the Times Ed?

The Times Educational Supplement Relaunched as a magazine this week, the once essential read for teachers has a fresh new look but can a makeover save the day? Time was when the aspiring teacher was instructed to read the TES each week. Before I started teacher training, I bought it religiously for a year, following slavishly…