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Walking Talking Mocks

Walking Talking Mocks

Improving students' exam techniques

21 March 2018

Richard Bentley explains the rationale behind this extremely useful way of improving students' confidence in their exam technique and the way they have implemented this in the PE department.


Strategies to involve all students.

15 March 2018

Following our Friday Teaching & Learning Session on exploring how we use questioning in our classrooms, two things became clear:

1. Questioning is a teacher's bread and butter and we all use a wide range of questioning types and strategies to develop understanding and enhance learning.

2. A perennial problem is how to engage ALL students in the question and response process.

The Importance of Feedback After Summative Assessment

The Importance of Feedback After Summative Assessment

Tom Chaplin explains the rationale behind his exam feedback sheet and ways to use it effectively.

15 March 2018

More so now than ever, with the rigour of the new 9-1 GCSE specifications, I feel it is particularly important for students to reflect on their summative assessments holistically rather than just receiving a grade and moving on.


A summative assessment can provide much more useful information than just a score or a grade.

Inspired by a similar document a fellow professional had shared on Twitter, the exam analysis feedback document allows students time to reflect strategically on what they have achieved and provides them with the next steps to improvement.

CPD library for staff

CPD library for staff

What will you read next?

27 February 2018

Whether you are studying for a further qualification or made that New Year's resolution to get up to speed on recent pedagogical thinking, the MRC CPD library for staff will have something relevant for you.






The MRC Teaching & Learning Blog

23 February 2018

Welcome all to the new College Teaching & Learning blog.

We are hoping, through a regular series of blogs on a range of topics, to share and promote interesting and effective strategies to continue to embed great practice across the college.


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