Following the cancellation of the 2021 GCSE exams teachers are responsible for deciding final grades. MPs warn about the risk of inconsistent, wild west grading that puts poorer pupils at an unfair disadvantage. Continue reading GCSEs 2021: MPs Fear Wild West Grading Fiasco
Now that we know the shape that the GCSE exams 2021 are going to take, Beyond is here to offer assistance to Secondary teachers! Here we make some suggestions of how you can use Beyond resources to aid the situation. Continue reading GCSE Exams 2021: Finding the Headspace to Offer Students Your Best
Near the start of the “new normal,” we wrote a requiem for coursework. Almost unbelievably, the time now feels ripe for a requiem to exams, in light of the GCSE exams being cancelled… Continue reading GCSE Exams Cancelled: Surviving Without an End-Point
It’s been easy to feel snowed under this term with teaching combined with masks, bubbles, open windows, social distancing, litres and litres of alcohol gel (if only it was drinkable…) and pupils randomly in and out of school. But at … Continue reading Staggered? Don’t Be.
The Beyond Science Team lift the lid on Physics Paper 1 revision, offering insights into Energy, Electricity, The Particle Model of Matter and Atomic Structure. Continue reading Physics Paper 1 Revision: Energy, Electricity, Particle Model of Matter & Atomic Structure
Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician who lived around 2500 years ago. He’s best remembered for the theorem that was named after him – Pythagoras’ Theorem! We’ll look at why it’s named after him later, but first, how do we use … Continue reading Pythagoras’ Theorem
“Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?” Beyond English makes the case for binning the Bard from the GCSE English syllabus 2021. Continue reading GCSE English Syllabus 2021: Time to Bar the Bard?
Beyond explores whether the current situation makes a compelling argument for bringing back controlled assessments and GCSE coursework? Continue reading A Requiem for GCSE Coursework
In light of the recent GCSE and A Level exam fiasco, sorry, U-turn, sorry, “situation,” Beyond’s Secret Teacher describes their feelings. Continue reading Beyond’s Secret Teacher: The Exam Fiasco and the Class of 2021
Marie is a secondary English teacher and content writer for Beyond – in this blog, she outlines how she will be managing time at home and looking after her primary school-aged son and daughter with a mixture of home learning, … Continue reading Home Learning: When the Schools Close, What Will We Do?