Tag Archive for Education – for teachers

Review: Don’t Call it Literacy!

Geoff Barton’s essential guidebook is not only easy to read but highly practicalThe Daily Telegraph’s report that students from independent schools dominate entry to many leading universities should concern anyone in state education. The gap in educational attainment between the wealthiest and the poorest seems to be growing, not receding. We face problems with literacy…

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…