Some exam technique tips for the new GCSE | Colin

Reports are filtering in to Flying Colours Towers about the mock exams recently taken by year 11s. Words like ‘bloodbath’ and ‘disaster’ feature prominently (my students, I should add, have acquitted themselves well and are in line to be mentioned in dispatches for bravery.)

There’s a reason the new-style papers are generating significantly lower scores than their counterparts from last year: the new papers are going rather further into the syllabus at the top end at the expense of a few less demanding questions at the beginning. Where a candidate around the old B/C borderline might have…

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