Think this is a half term job!
You can take this exam in Year 10 on June 9th - same as year 11 - is anyone putting their students through in year 10?
We are....and now beginning to wonder if it was a good idea!! It's a difficult one. Do you do it in Yr10 when they only have 1 course to revise but have not really begun to develop their cognitive skills yet, or in Yr11 when they have both courses to revise but have better thinking skills (at least in theory!). We have gone for the former but they are not really showing the analytical skills we are looking for yet - though they may have something to do with the face that there is insufficient time to give students on an individual basis. Both of us that teach GCSE have 33 in the class; there aren't even enough chairs to go round, never mind teacher time and energy.
Edited by Laraine Cowan, 26 January 2010 - 04:36 PM.