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Originally posted August 29 2007 at 18:08 under Physics. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

It Gets Easier Than This?


Take a look at this GCSE Physics paper. Go on, see how many you think you can answer (don’t trust me; I really should be good at GCSE physics papers!) Now, they want to make that easier (answers within; alternatively BBC news coverage). How? Put the answers at the back?? [Actually, they could make it a bit easier by making some of the questions actually make sense…)

If you want brighter pupils, who are capable of studying science subjects at a higher level, then requiring less knowledge, lowering barriers is hardly how to do it. Try challenging them in interesting ways. Heaven forbid we might actually recognise the problems as poor teaching or something…

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