Key Stage 4

What is the point of GCSE Mathematics?

Here are some mathematics learning objectives. The question is this. Are they taken from the programme of study for key stage 3 or the GCSE subject content and assessment objectives? Define percentage as “number of parts per hundred”; interpret percentages and percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal, interpret… Read More

Applied Science – Cinderella or Ugly Sister?

When you think about non-GCSE Key Stage 4 science courses, how do you regard the BTEC and Cambridge National Applied Science courses? Important provision for a key group of students or a back door way of getting C grades? Not so many years ago the increase in uptake in these… Read More