Tuesday, 2 June 2015

A couple of extra exam tips

In addition to the earlier tips here are a couple more:

If you make a mistake on a diagram (a good example would be circle theorens) and you haven't used a pencil, ask for some tracing paper.

If you've gone to the trouble of plotting the points for any graph then make sure you actually go through them! More than half a square away will mean lost marks.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

GCSE Statistics Revision List - Higher and Foundation 2015

Made a revision list for GCSE Statistics (Edexcel) 

It's on 4 pages so that it can be printed onto A3 double sided and folded.

Click here to download from TES.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Peer Critique Display

After an assessment I usually do lots of learning about how to improve.

My EBI from a recent observation was to include some marked work in my displays.

I have started this now with my Year 9 group and it is proving really effective.

Whilst marking the assessment I put post-its on pages where students partly got the answer correct.

I then photocopied these pages - firstly into small booklets which students worked on in pairs - green Post-Its for correct skills or working and orange for suggested improvements:

Then we gathered together our comments on A3 versions which are now displayed around the room:

I've found that just peer assessing a couple of questions at the beginning of each lesson is really helping them to recap and improve their exam technique.