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
Finding secondary school books to recommend to your classes can be hard. Here’s a selection of five top titles for those students who enjoy issue-based novels. Continue reading Secondary School Books: Five Fiction Books About Overcoming Adversity 📖🗣
Trying to engage reluctant readers is a constant challenge at secondary school. Books have to fight with the wealth of distractions available to today’s teenagers! Half the battle is finding a novel which appeals – so here is a selection of secondary school books! Continue reading Secondary School Books: 📚 Fiction for Reluctant Readers 📖
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
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?
In light of the recent Brexit turmoil, Beyond explores the role of politics in the classroom and makes the case for the inclusion of KS3 Politics on the national syllabus. Continue reading A Vote for Political Engagement: Brexit 2019
Twinkl content writer, qualified English teacher and sometimes cover supervisor Paul Brand shares his blueprints for surviving cover lessons. The hazy, indeterminate nature of cover lessons makes them a battleground from which nobody emerges with much credit, and I speak as someone who’s fought on all sides. Is there any solution to the age-old conflict that arises whenever the regular class teacher has to temporarily vacate their position of authority? Petty Officers Let’s start with the kids. The eyes of even the brightest and best light up at the sight of a cover teacher trooping through the gates. Looking on … Continue reading Take Cover! How To Survive Cover Lessons