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Past Paper Reviewfree10 October 2016

This section is intended as place to keep records of the different exams that have been produced for the syllabus in which the first exams were taken in May 2014. Reviewing these exams is a really important... more

Paper 110 October 2016

A bullet point description of paper 1The following outlines how accuracy is examined to the best of my understanding. A new ruling on accuracy was brought into play in November 2011. A principle reason... more

Paper 210 October 2016

A bullet point description of paper 1The following outlines how accuracy is examined to the best of my understanding. A new ruling on accuracy was brought into play in November 2011. A principle reason... more

Common Errors7 October 2016

Common errors are both surprising and then not! There are bound to be things that are that much more difficult or that much more likely to be left out, but at the same time, if we know about them then... more

Exams & Revisionfree7 October 2016

This section of the website offers some guidance on the nature of the external assessment for this course and some ideas about how to prepare students for it. This along with some activities for revision!... more

Technology & Projects7 October 2016

This page is designed just to help consider the role technology can play in the projects. There is no requirement for technology to be used and it is perfectly possible to get great marks without using... more

The Criteria7 October 2016

This page talks through the process of interpreting the criteria, encouraging the right kind of content from students and awarding the marks. It is intended as practical elaboration on information available... more

Old and New Syllabi - Examples7 October 2016

At this stage, bridging the gap between the different syllabi it is difficult to give too much guidance on the new syllabus. I strongly recommend that teachers read and make reference to the teacher support... more

Feedback Example 17 October 2016

The following is an example of the first draft feedback I am giving to students. I have made use of the First draft feedback form that I have written about here on the page Criteria for students . I... more

Criteria for students7 October 2016

The following is a rewriting of the marking criteria for students. So often, I feel that the biggest barrier to success is getting students to be aware of, understand and pay attention to the details... more