Teaching and assessment for top-end success in new GCSEs | Tom Sherrington

New GCSEs – via AQA/Edexcel specimen papers

I’ve been looking at the specimen papers for GCSEs in English, Maths and Science to get a feel for the expectations at the top-end.  Although, in theory, schools should have been engaging with these materials for a while, with Year 11s ready to go this May and Year 10s already on the road with Science, I’m sure plenty of teachers still need time to get to grips with the changes.  At this stage there are still lots of unknowns in terms of grades and the way examiners will interpret answers.  The question for teachers is how best to prepare students…

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