Tag Archives: education

Time for technology to improve the examination process

GCSE is an exam taken by pupils of all abilities. This poses some assessment challenges, not least in the creation of papers that can stretch and challenge the most able students and accurately differentiate between them, whilst at the same … Continue reading

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Study buddies – helping students bloom

Guest blog by Gareth Machin, Assistant Senior Tutor The concept of “Teachers teach, students learn” has been an outmoded one for some time and, thankfully, the learning taking place in Perse classrooms is a far more interactive and engaging experience. … Continue reading

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Evidence in education

One of the first principles taught in science is how to form and test a hypothesis through experimentation and evaluation. Great importance is quite rightly placed on gathering evidence effectively, analysing it objectively and applying it to the question one … Continue reading

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#educationfest

Guest blog by Duncan King, Director of Digital Learning at The Perse School. I picked up on the Festival of Education through twitter early this year and had high hopes from the billing that this would be a fantastic event. … Continue reading

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University outreach is too little, too late

There was widespread coverage this week of news that ‘top universities are failing to open up to the poor’. Professor Les Ebdon, the Head of the Office of Fair Access (OFFA) which oversees university recruitment, acknowledged that despite considerable efforts … Continue reading

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We wish them well

Today we said goodbye to the Upper Sixth, who left in an emotional whirl of hugs, tears, laughter and ice cream. I always watch them go with a mix of pride, admiration and anticipation, knowing we have done our best … Continue reading

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Michael Gove is right: We need 3D Teachers

“Next Up, It’s Sir on the Ukulele” ran the headline in The Sunday Telegraph as the paper gently poked fun at plans for teachers to take part in school variety shows with the comment, “It is difficult to know who … Continue reading

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