GCSE Results Day 2020 stands to be the strangest results day in recent history. It’s strange enough for educational professionals as they’re asked to effectively and honestly provide students with a grade but how do students feel about it all? A few months ago we shared Zara’s last day with you on the Beyond blog and now we’re sharing her feelings in the run-up to GCSE Results Day 2020. Continue reading GCSE Results Day 2020: A Student’s Perspective
Beyond explores the harmful, misinformed and damaging language of “The Lost Generation” with regards to The Class of COVID 19… Continue reading The Class of COVID 19: Why the Language of a ‘Lost Generation’ is Harmful and Damaging
Home education is a daunting task to school teachers with no experience of it and parents alike. In this blog, Amanda shares her tips to keep the calm! Continue reading Home Education: 3 Top Tips for Educating at Home
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?
As large numbers of schools across the UK are to close, fully or partially, for an undetermined amount of time, Beyond takes a look at the impact that school closures, GCSE cancellation and sudden upheaval has had on one Year 11 student: Zara shares her last day at school with us. Continue reading Zara’s Last Day: Loss of Closure and the GCSE Cancellation
So this is Christmas…what secondary resources have you done? None? Well, seeing as you’ve been such good teachers this year, don’t sweat it. Sit down, crank up the Christmas tunes, and let Beyond take the reins for Christmas 2019… Continue reading Seasonal Secondary Resources: Christmas 2019 with Beyond
At the risk of being lynched by colleagues, I’m going to suggest that my own subject – English – is more ‘rigorous’ than other subjects. By which I mean it’s far more planning and assessment heavy. Yes, I’m looking at you, PE and IT… please don’t pound on me PE teachers, I never did like contact sports! Beyond explores teacher equality in the classroom… Continue reading All Teachers Are Equal, but Some Teachers Are More Equal Than Others
Beyond pay tribute to Remembrance Day 2019 with our range of themed English and Maths lessons. Create your own war propaganda, analyse KS3 poetry, explore the context behind the Normandy Landings, and explore the symbolism behind the poppy with Beyond. Continue reading Remembrance Day 2019: 101 Years Later
Did you know that in between teaching, ranting, and blogging, we also create secondary teaching resources! If you’re looking to plug some gaps in your lesson plan, need some inspiration, or fancy having some evenings to yourself this week, dive in and take a look at some of our latest and greatest resources. Continue reading Beyond’s Latest & Greatest Secondary Resources
Mock GCSE Exams Already? It’s day two with the pupils and I’ve just administered my first of many mock GCSE exams of this school year. Before I’m shot down for endangering the mental health of Year Elevens, let me explain … Continue reading GCSE Exams: How Soon Should We Start Exam Prep?