Monthly Archives: March 2021

FIFA and Really Challenging GCSE Physics Calculations

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
‘FIFA’ in this context has nothing to do with football; rather, it is a mnemonic that helps KS3 and KS4 students from across the attainment range engage productively with calculation questions. FIFA stands for:…

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How much school did Year 11 miss in the Autumn term? – Education Datalab blog

Disadvantaged pupils missed the equivalent of one day of school per week in the Autumn term 2020 Continued here: https://ift.tt/3d1pIzx

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Do primary schools close the attainment gap for disadvantaged pupils? – Education Datalab blog

The gap doesn’t appear to change much although it is inconclusive based on this evidence whether it widens slightly or narrows slightly. Continued here: https://ift.tt/3f217NP

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A reading curriculum: Gap-widening vs gap-narrowing – David Didau: The Learning Spy

The idea the education acts as a Matthew Effect that disproportionately benefits those who start with most is an uncomfortable but well-understood phenomenon. Everything we do in schools either… Continued here https://ift.tt/3lBu5p4

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The Coulomb Train Model Revisited (Part 3)

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This is part 3 of a continuing series (click to read part 1 and part 2). The Coulomb Train Model (CTM) is a helpful model for both explaining and predicting the behaviour of real…

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Do disadvantaged schools tend to be judged by Ofsted more highly for leadership and management than for overall effectiveness? – Education Datalab blog

Yes, but…. Continued here: https://ift.tt/30U6DtI

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How is school accountability linked to teacher stress? – Education Datalab blog

England’s school system has a high level of accountability – and a high level of accountability-related stress Continued here: https://ift.tt/38SzCCv

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The risk of experiencing custody aged 16-18 – Education Datalab blog

A look at the characteristics of young people who experience custody aged 16 to 18 Continued here: https://ift.tt/3ttnhMR

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Has a GCSE grade C/4 lost its value? – Education Datalab blog

Can PISA tell us anything about grade inflation at GCSE? Continued here: https://ift.tt/30HGEFw

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The Coulomb Train Revisited (Part 2)

Originally posted on e=mc2andallthat:
The Coulomb Train Model (CTM) is a helpful model for both explaining and predicting the behaviour of real electric circuits which I think is suitable for use with KS3 and KS4 students (that’s 11-16…

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