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Sharing ideas and resources for English secondary school and sixth form teaching

Mock Life

“What’s the point in this, Miss?” Charlie said to me after I’d read out the Learning Objective, which was: To understand and apply the key features of a Curriculum Vitae. This is, unfortunately, a question that I receive on a regular basis and was not surprised to hear on this […]

A Hundred Percent Horror?

On first hearing phrases like ‘100% exam’ and ‘not tiered’, like many secondary school teachers, I took a sharp intake of breath and made a facial expression not dissimilar to what I did when watching Donald Trump’s most recent presidential bid. Naturally, the potential for damage is far greater in […]