After Gove: musings on teaching English Literature 2 – OCR in draft.

English Teaching Resources

If you are new to my posts, you might want to start by looking at this: http://jwpblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/after-gove-musings-on-teaching-english-literature-1/ in which I look at the comparative paucity of texts deemed suitable for study at GCSE in the light of preparation for Post 16 courses. I also suggest that I would like to see a”prescribed author” list rather than the seemingly arbitrary allocation of set texts which we face at the moment.

I will start with that point. Some of the responses on Twitter have asked about the issues around assessment and marking of an exam which has no set text. In brief response I would point again to the IBDP. Though it is hard to be certain, something around 60,000 students sit the Diploma each year, across the world. The papers are collected and marked at centres in different countries to the schools being marked and the whole process is completed during…

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