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13+ Common Entrance maths revision topics, including KS3 Year 7 & Year 8 NC, with revision guides, practice questions, online tests and video explanations for all areas of the Common Entrance mathematics syllabus. Ideal for Easter holiday revision.
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Using WordPress as an evidence base for Ofsted inspections – how to archive staff meeting minutes and agendas
Instead of handwriting or typing up agendas and minutes, why not write the material up on a secure private Wordpress blog? Suddenly all the information becomes searchable, categorised, organised and it is possible to find anything at the drop of a hat.
Are books the best impetus for Creative Writing? Books, used as a text impetus, dominate the teaching of writing in English in KS2 and KS3. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it is worth considering that the popularity of storytelling in print form is largely a late 19th century and 20th-century phenomenon.
Anticipate the questions. When you read through the passage or the poem, try to think what questions might come up. Pick out the words or phrases you think the examiner will have selected for questions. Try to spot which technical aspects of the piece will be explored in the higher mark questions.