“I will try to FICSU”, on further reflection… FICSSU: Updated Maths in Science

When you try your best (on calculation questions) and you don't succeed... what you need is FICSU! Update: upon further reflection and discussion with our maths department, FICSU has evolved to become FICSSU. Explanation below. Applying maths in science mainly involves calculations and there are several fine blogs about drill processes to help students work … Continue reading “I will try to FICSU”, on further reflection… FICSSU: Updated Maths in Science

Anyone for a G & T? The unintended impact of the gifted and talented list

It used to be pretty standard in schools, still clinging on in around 32% of schools according to a quick Twitter poll (n=266), to have someone working in a role known as either the Gifted and Talented or More Able Provision Coordinator. They are in charge of a list. A list of pupils who were … Continue reading Anyone for a G & T? The unintended impact of the gifted and talented list