It seems inevitable in things educational that what goes around must at some point come around once more: in this case, the topic. Once very popular among primary schools, in the dim mists of time before the literacy and numeracy hours took hold, topics were the way most children came to terms with the primary curriculum [says Bethan Marshall].Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
New research shows that almost 50 per cent of schoolchildren say
writing is boring. The solution, discovers Hilary Wilce, is to let them
loose with digital technologyLink broken or innaccurate? Please report here
As school pupils learn their GCSE and A-level exam results this month, will they look back on teaching that has made them more creative, open-minded, forward-thinking and innovative or are they just stuffed full of facts? .... In the third of our series on creativity and original thinking, two experts ask if the current school curriculum is delivering the goodsLink broken or innaccurate? Please report here
A defence by Francis Gilbert of 'the exhaustive research that has gone on within NATE concerning the teaching
of “grammar”; the serious examination of what we mean by the word, the
search for a meaningful ‘meta-language’ to describe the processes that
happen within language, the careful consideration of how we might best
teach the multiple facets of the subject' Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Schools are encouraging pupils to switch from GCSE English literature to media studies as they try to boost their exam results.
The number of pupils entered for media studies GCSE jumped by a fifth this year. Now the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority wants research into whether secondaries should encourage pupils to drop English literature for the subject, after finding a staggering improvement in exam scores in one school.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
More than a million school children in England aged 11 and 14 will get their "Sats" results late this year.
Delivery of the national curriculum test results to schools, due next week, has been delayed by administrative chaos for at least a week. Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here