Moving Forward, Life After EdexcelMaths
With #EdexcelMaths trending nationally and news stations across the UK interviewing students highlight what students deemed to be a particularly 'nasty' higher paper 1. Colin Hegarty and I have decided to do a joint post on ways to help motivate your students and get them back in the zone.
The worst thing students can possibly do after an exam is go in search of the answers. This can soon cause many to stress and panic if they realise they have done a question wrong. It is not worth taking this risk. However the damage is already done. We need to remember these are 16 year old students under a surreal amount of pressure and as much as the twitter jokes from the likes of Tesco may amuse people it is also compounding an already bad situation for some of our students.
We have both had conversations with students today who were originally happy with the paper that are now worrying they haven’t done well because the rest of the country thought it was hard. Exams are a psychological battle as well as knowing your stuff. We need to get our students back in the zone and off twitter the hashtag.
Colin has created a great video which can be found on his YouTube channel and is embedded here. I feel we should be attempting to tweet out this video on both department and maths accounts. The aim is to remotivate the students and move forward.
A Powerful Pose
Miss B's and Hegarty's Weekend Guide to Success
We have combined resources and compiled links to the best guess papers we know of by @CorbettMaths and another by @MathsGenie. Also the amazing @MathedUp has created an interactive predicted topic list to videos, questions and solutions. Remember don't do anything if you aren't going to mark it. Also predictions are exactly that, we don't know what is going to come up on the exam. However, using professional judgement these have been created to try support students.
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Good luck from both
Miss B and Colin Hegarty