Infographics – Assessment idea

One of the ideas I scribbled down at the start of the year for a project was infographics. Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, […]

Visiting 1780

I was looking for a new way of kicking off the year 12 AS British History course which I teach, when I remembered an interview I’d read somewhere, by someone, saying something about the 1780s (the start of the course). After some Googling [1. First time I’ve really had to think about what search terms […]

Databases starter

Kicking off the year 9 ICT scheme of work with databases, and I wanted a starter that didn’t involve people sat around answering quick fire questions. So, I created the following headers, each on an A4 sheet – ID No, first name, second name, favourite colour. I then printed 5 A4 sheets, one each with […]


I tried out some P4C (Philosophy for Children) last year and was very impressed with the response. I want to do it more widely and more regularly this year, but want to deal with a couple of niggles I had about how I did it last year. Luckly, I work with the wonderful Peter Llewellyn […]

…now attack it with scissors!

OK, so unlike the last one I didn’t *actually* say that, but I’m a sucker for a catchy title. Last time dear reader, you joined me as my year 12 students were hurling balls of paper across the room at each other all in the name of revision. I thought I’d finish the story of […]