Monthly Archives: September 2012

Is tuition right for my child?

One of the most common questions we get asked is about who comes to tuition, who our service is for. In reality every child really is different, we don’t pigeonhole them at all, but here are a few generalised categories … Continue reading

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The best generation of teachers.

“We have the best generation of teachers and headteachers we have ever had.” For once I agree with Michael Gove. We do have some great teachers, my wife was one of the very best, one of the very first Advanced … Continue reading

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Michael Gove (part two)

“We have the best generation of teachers and headteachers we have ever had.”

Michael Gove.

When exam results improve it’s down to grade inflation, not the work of the best generation of teachers. What have these teachers doing that is so wonderful but doesn’t affect grades of their students?

 

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Michael Gove

“Critical to reform is ending an exam system that has narrowed the curriculum, forced idealistic professionals to teach to the test”

Michael Gove, Conservative Education Minister announcing the rationale for ending GCSE’s.

Perhaps our teachers just became successful at doing what the Conservative Education Minister who introduced GCSE’s wanted, getting students to know what they had to do to get a certain grade.

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Keith Joseph

‘examination grades should have a clearer meaning and pupils and teachers need clearer goals. We accordingly need grade-related criteria which will specify the knowledge, understanding and skills expected for the award of particular grades.’

Keith Joseph, Conservative Education Secretary, announcing the introduction of GCSE’s replacing O Levels

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GCSE’s replaced by English Bac.

The Government announced their plans to shake up the exam systems today. Here are the key announcements. GCSE’s in core subjects, English, Maths and Science, to be replaced by English Baccalaureate Certificate. These will begin in September 2015. First exams … Continue reading

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Gove to aanounce exams overhaul

A return to O Levels? There is a big announcement today of the replacement for the GCSE exams. Follow this blog this week as we try to explain the changes and the impact it will have on our students. Related … Continue reading

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RETRO FOOD RECIPES : Casserole, Stew & Hotpot Recipes

RETRO FOOD RECIPES : Casserole, Stew & Hotpot Recipes. Arrived back from mountain biking in Bedgebury Forestvwith the kids to find Sally had this website up on the following making a couple of the recipes for the freezer. Combine a … Continue reading

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A Level Maths

A Level Maths tuition now available at Kip McGrath Ashford. Call now on 01233 626333 to find out more.

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Testimonials

Coming back to work after a holiday is always a slightly sad time. This year I was astonished at the amount of thank you cards on display, more than I seemed to remember. I always mean to share these comments, … Continue reading

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