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SQA updates Scottish Texts List for National 5 and Higher English

Katie Lane reports on the SQA updates for Teaching English, NATE’s classroom practice magazine.  You can read Teaching English by joining NATE, which gives full access to the magazine and … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Decluttering assessment

Nuala Clark writes ‘News from Scotland’ for Teaching English, NATE’s quarterly magazine. John Swinney MSP, Education Secretary, has pledged to ‘declutter’ the senior phase of the Scottish education system by … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Katie Lane’s 2016 NAT5 RUAE Teachers’ Notes!

      SATE – Teacher’s Guide National 5 RUAE Paper 2016 “Can Idina Menzel ever Let It Go?”   Topic:                    The singer Idina Menzel and her life after voicing … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Higher English Examination: SATE follow up statement, 5/5/16

  Having now seen the examination papers, and spoken to students who sat them, there seems to have been no unwelcome surprises. The extracts from texts, and the standards of … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

English in England: testing, attainment and teaching; SATE Seminar 16/03/2016

Dr Gibbons introduced the theme of the seminar, outlining the main concerns with high stakes tests. Admittedly, my knowledge of the English exam system is fairly limited and I can … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Assessment Seminar with Bethan Marshall and Simon Gibbons: Wednesday 16/3/16

An excellent seminar on assessment with Dr Bethan Marshall and Dr Simon Gibbons of King’s College London, co-hosted with The School of Education at The University of Strathclyde and held … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

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