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Too Testing or Exam Time Again

By Nina, a supply teacher in Plymouth

Pressure, they say, is just the shadow of a great opportunity. However watching primary pupils line up outside the test room looks akin to taking their first steps on to the gang- plank of the Titanic. Further up the school system our A’ Level pupils, whilst more aware of what they enter into, have a journey to complete which has the potential consequences of a Challenger Disaster.

Examination periods can be a quiet time for supply as schools cancel courses, drag any poorly colleagues out of their sickbeds and teachers come forth to support their pupils. Students, whom they have tried hard to learn to love and taught them everything they know, will hopefully show off their vast knowledge: in particular to just read the question properly. Continue reading »