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The Oxford Comma

The Oxford Comma

“Who gives a fuck about the Oxford comma?” There – that’s got your attention. Dear me, what a cheap shot! What a vulgar, rhetorical device! The quote is the title of a smash hit single by “Vampire Weekend”. Ivy League b…

Ian Whitwham, 3rd April 2014

Teachers given chance to see English papers

Teachers will be given the chance to see first-hand what went wrong in January’s English language GCSE papers in Wales when they get a sample of papers. Exam board WJEC has written to headteachers offering them the opportunity to select up to 10 pe…

Moira Sharkey, 3rd April 2014

Students left in ‘limbo’ after WJEC review into English marking

Teachers and pupils affected by the GCSE grading controversy in Wales have been left in “limbo” after a WJEC review found generally papers were marked correctly. WJEC exam board’s internal review says the marking scheme had been applied…

Moira Sharkey, 27th March 2014
Demand for action as second GCSE exams crisis hits Wales

Demand for action as second GCSE exams crisis hits Wales

Wales is in the grip of a new GCSE English exam crisis with hundreds of teachers, unions and politicians voicing their concerns that confidence in the system has been rocked after a sharp dip in exam results. The Welsh government has ordered an urgent …

Moira Sharkey, 20th March 2014
In defence of grammar education

In defence of grammar education

Teaching an adult evening class on writing skills has brought home the stark reality to Alex Wood of what years not prioritising grammar on our curriculums has done. I teach an adult evening class in formal writing skills. It is for learners who are unde…

Alex Wood, 20th March 2014

Thousands set to enter student poetry prize

“Keep it real. Keep it fresh. Write in your own voice.” That is the advice of acclaimed poet Grace Nichols, who along with writer Simon Barraclough will be judging the world’s largest award for young poets this year. The Foyle Young Po…

Emma Lee-Potter, 20th March 2014
Range of events to mark World Book Day

Range of events to mark World Book Day

From taking part in school and library events to dressing up as their favourite literary characters, thousands of children celebrated the joy of reading on World Book Day last week (Thursday, March 6). The day also saw the release of 10 new World Book …

Emma Lee-Potter, 13th March 2014
Secondary pupils shun more challenging books

Secondary pupils shun more challenging books

The difficulty of books chosen by students to read plateaus or even declines after they make the transition to secondary school, research has found. The annual What Kids are Reading report looks into the reading habits of around 426,000 pupils across yea…

Pete Henshaw, 13th March 2014

International Literacy Centre to offer in-depth professional learning

A new literacy centre aimed at improving the reading and writing skills of children has opened at London’s Institute of Education (IoE). The International Literacy Centre is to be run as a not-for-profit social enterprise and will offer professiona…

SecEd Reporter, 13th March 2014
Research Insights: Evidence-based best practice from SecEd & NFER

Research Insights: Evidence-based best practice from SecEd & NFER

From improving staff engagement and student happiness, to preventing NEETs or running a Pupil Premium Summer School, the SecEd-NFER Research Insights articles offer a wealth of evidence-based, best practice and advice. All 11 articles published to date …

27th February 2014
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