Q: What is a blue whale’s favourite James Bond film?
A: License to krill
Firstly some thank yous. Thank you to Jenny for offering to run a revision session during the May holidays, thank you to all the exhausted A Level or Btec teachers still annotating and chasing – think how brilliant we’ll feel next week – thank you to Ruth, Jenny and Sarah for revision resources and a repeat thank you to Hillary for hosting Mr Powell. His feedback arrived at the end of the week and it is extremely complimentary which makes the news about Speaking and Listening being separated from GCSE English even more galling. Watch this to see the Obamazing master of the spoken word at work – yes I know he’s reading it!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2XWvyePH8 …The changes appear to be starting from next Summer -our present Year10 – the proposal is that Language controlled assessments will count for a mere 40% and the exam will be back to 60%. Here’s the consultation http://comment.ofqual.gov.uk/speaking-and-listening/ We will need to look at the GCSE map yet again during gained time.
I intend to keep this short as we have a CT meeting tomorrow and I should be looking at Year 11 data whilst helping Isobel to pack for camp. I think I’ll just carry on being self indulgent and share some of my discoveries of the week. If you’re a regular on twitter you’ve probably already spotted them. Firstly here are a couple following on from the Shakespeare theme http://lisajaneashes.edublogs.org/2013/04/28/ruler-of-shakespeares-meter/ and pic.twitter.com/sNNyDnzyAG (Shakespeare’s Star Wars)
As you know I’m obsessed with revision at the moment and came across this helpfully practical blog http://theplenary.wordpress.com. entitled Starters for English/English Language. Let me know if you try any of them. This was interesting too http://reflectionsofmyteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/making-revision-work.html?m=1 You’ll probably see some of these ideas on the site in the coming weeks.
A for Add something that’s missing
B for Build on something that’s vague
C for Correct something you think is wrong
29th April – CT Meeting
1st May – Meeting with DTu – CMa, CSl, SSa, DCl
1st May – deadline for GCSE and Functional Skills Speaking and Listening Records and Outline of Activities
3rd May – AS and A2 coursework and centre declaration sheets to KBr.
4th, 5th and 6th May -RELAX!