Blog posts

solid fluid 13 February 2013

The new Language B Subject Guide was published in February 2011. The Handbook of Procedures 2013 contains changes to that Guide. A new version of the Written Assignment is apparently going to appear... more

Boo!Words 10 January 2013

In the blog Magic Words, I discussed the way that the phrase 'right to decide' was being used in Catalan politics, and suggested that there are words and phrases which are automatically Good - while... more

Handbook of Procedures 2013 12 December 2012

I have discovered that the Handbook of Procedures 2013 is available now on the OCC. This is important because it gives up-to-date, definitive instructions about important aspects of the assessment process... more

Opening up the site 10 December 2012

I am launching a new feature of this site: 'Guest Pages' - which means individual pages written by teachers who have something interesting to say about particular topics. The first page, by Phillip... more

Moses, fallen 27 November 2012

I can't resist showing the image above, which comes from the front page of today's El Periodico de Catalunya, probably the most skilled newspaper published in Barcelona. As you can see (just about... more

Promised Land 13 November 2012

The Catalan 'independence' election is hotting up, and is becoming more and more centred on the figure of Artur Mas, president of the Generalitat, who called the election of November 25th in order to... more

P2 Project, reviewed 15 October 2012

You may have noticed, under 'What's New?' above, the page Paper 2 Project. This is the headline page for the biggest single upload that I've done so far - 9 full pages, amounting to some 13,250 words,... more

Magic Words 2 October 2012

Some of you, reading this around the world, will have seen news reports of a massive demonstration in Barcelona, in favour of independence for Catalonia. This is significant news because it could... more

Duende 18 September 2012

To Bilbao to see the Hockney exhibition at the Guggenheim. Driving there, we stopped for the night in Torla, a beautiful little town at the very end of a Pyrenees valley, surrounded by vast peaks of... more

Re-building the site 10 September 2012

The summer is ending, temperatures are dropping back to the comfortable, and it's time for re-building the site. Websites are not like books in that they are never completed. This has the disadvantage... more