G is for Grades
Grades are a massive teaching G for me. In some way, they sum up a significant expectation in my teaching role.
A lot of time is spent on reviewing external exam grades during the first staff meeting of the year in September and this continues through the academic year. Internal exam grades are largely considered in relation to how on course students are towards achieving or exceeding their predetermined target grade for their GCSE or A levels exam.
Children are groomed from the onset of their formal education about the importance of their grades. For most students and at some…
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