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Revision tips for Edexcel GCSE Mathematics – Higher tier Paper 2 (14th June 2013)

Originally posted on Kip McGrath Newcastle-North Tutors Blog:
After analysing Paper 1 of the Edexcel (1MA0/1f) Linear – Higher tier GCSE Maths exam on 11th June 2013, here is a list of topics which have not yet been tested and…

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Phonics Screening Check ParentsGuide

What is the Phonics Screening Check? The phonics screening check was piloted in June 2011 and rolled out nationally in 2012. The check focuses solely on decoding words using a phonetic approach. Is this a reading test? No, it is … Continue reading

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Summer-born hit by school streaming

A report on the BBC website by¬†Angela Harrison today highlights the impact of streaming pupils at an early age. The report, by the Institute of Education at London University, suggests that “by the age of seven, those born in September … Continue reading

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Phonics Screening Test Results 2012

Phonics Screening Test Results This is one of the most common question I get asked by parents. The initial answer is that there isn’t technically a “pass” score, but there is a benchmark score. (I know it’s a semantic argument … Continue reading

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Phonics Screening Test 2013

The DfE have confirmed that the phonics screening check will be administered during the week commencing 17 June 2013. We will be publishing more posts this week that explain how the test is administered, the results from last year, some … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Impact Tuition & Dyslexia Centre Urmston:
Ideas for World Book Day Outfits 2013 It is almost that time of year again – World Book Day. On the 7th March 2013, school children across the UK are encouraged…

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GCSE Maths Revision Topics Edexcel Higher Tier 4th March 2013 1MAO/2H

Brian Pennock, the owner of Kip McGrath Newcastle has kindly listed the topics that didn’t appear on paper 1 of the edexcel maths exam. Here goes: Translation Constructing shapes using compasses, protractors and rulers Volume and surface area Area and … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Kip McGrath Newcastle-North Tutors Blog:
After analysing Paper 1 of the Edexcel Maths GCSE (1MA0/1H) Higher Tier – Linear GCSE Maths exam on 28th February 2013, here is a list of topics which have not yet been…

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Contest is the stuff of dreams

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Contest-stuff-dreams/story-18275701-detail/story.html#axzz2MDIqngtp BEING able to paint the Earth from the moon and becoming a world-class pianist are some of the dreams of Ashford children. Imaginations were fired at a half-term workshop at the Kip McGrath Education Centre in Norman Road. Children … Continue reading

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Dream a Big Dream Writing Workshop

On Friday 22nd February we are holding our creative writing workshop, partly helping some of our students write their entry for the Dream a Big Dream writing competition. We can’t wait to find out their dreams, whether large or small. … Continue reading

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