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I wouldn't get too worked up at the new curriuclum, it has been rushed through and teachers can only do their best within the time available. If SMT/councils insist on new developments they have to come up with development days
Make sure you have every support document / past paper / NAB downloaded for your subject current arrangements (SG, H and Ints) before they are switched off on the LTS/SQA website - most will still be useful. As there is no money to properly write new courses much of what we currently teach is still gonna be taught.
Out of curiosity - what's OTWL?
And I thought Seemis Click & Go was bad!
Children should plan their learning - what's the point of teachers!
I remember you saying a while back, Cochrane, that you had trilevel classes in S3. I find myself in the same situation. What are you doing about unit assessments? I don't have time to spend making them up only for it all to change when NAR is populated. The children I feel really sorry for are the Nat 3 pupils having to work at Nat 5 pace... and no it is not possible to cater properly for every level in one class (maybe it is easier in non-practical subjects).
cochrane1964We are tempted to ask for an HD camcorder and assess thru the medium of mime! Hearing that SQA are llooking to move away from traditional assessment so we should take them at their word and overwhelm the system with poems, plays, mime, rap and filmed presentations.
Just like the primary NAR bank then
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