A great blog post from Tom here, transferable as an approach to any subject area
OK. Summer’s over….it’s time to get psyched up for the term ahead. I’m joining the Maths Department this year, teaching Y10 GCSE; an exciting challenge. I’m a science teacher with good maths skills and I have taught A level maths and KS3 several times. So, whilst I have no concerns about my subject knowledge, I’ve never taught a GCSE class so this is new territory and my pedagogical knowledge is rusty.
I had a great session with my new Head of Department today (thanks Sukhi) and here are my thoughts about what I need to get organised:
I’ve got my class list and their prior attainment. It’s a ‘bottom half of the top half’ set – all aiming to get Grade 5 and above on the new scale. I’m going to be super-ambitious about their achievement so I’ll be looking to pitch it high from the very start. I need…
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