11-16 science: making the most of Year 9
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by Oxford Science Team
5d ago
Strictly speaking, Key Stage 3 lasts for three years: spanning Years 7 to 9. But over the last decade, an increasing number of schools have switched to offering a two- or two and a half-year KS3 programme. This has allowed schools to redress the difficulty of covering the lengthy GCSE specification content in only Years [...] The post 11-16 science: making the most of Year 9 appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Making GCSE Science relevant
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by Oxford Science Team
2w ago
A quick search to find and compare the figures for young people taking STEM subjects at further and higher education paints a somewhat ambiguous picture. On the one hand, the DfE suggests record numbers of young people are being accepted onto STEM undergraduate courses1; significantly up from similar figures a decade ago. On the other [...] The post Making GCSE Science relevant appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Reducing cognitive load in Oxford Smart Activate
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by Oxford Science Team
3w ago
Cognitive load relates to the amount of information that a person can hold in their working memory at any one time. During learning, information is held in your working memory until it has been processed enough to transfer into your larger capacity long-term memory. If new information is not transferred, it will most likely be [...] The post Reducing cognitive load in Oxford Smart Activate appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Why junior reading fluency really matters 
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by Oxford Primary
1M ago
It’s easy to think that once children can decode without trouble the main job is done. But the job of building fluency must continue. Not least because fluency is so closely connected with comprehension, and comprehension is the ultimate goal of all reading. Oh, and it’s also what children are assessed on in SATs…   In [...] The post Why junior reading fluency really matters  appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Why is everyone talking about fluency? 
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by Oxford Primary
1M ago
Phonics and comprehension have been the watch words of reading for many years but recently fluency has crept in as another reading skill we need to think about. What does it really mean and why is it important?  Fluency is often seen as the bridge between phonics and reading comprehension. You can’t comprehend written text [...] The post Why is everyone talking about fluency?  appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Climate change is Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2023
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by Oxford Education
1M ago
Climate change is Children’s Word of the Year according to Oxford University Press (OUP). A third of children chose climate change (33 per cent) as their word of the year, narrowly followed by war (31 per cent) and almost a quarter choosing coronation (24 per cent). The research, which surveyed opinions from over 5,000 children [...] The post Climate change is Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2023 appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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DfE Reading Framework – 5 key takeaways
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by Oxford Primary
1M ago
Here are 5 key takeaways from the new DfE Reading Framework. Find out how the existing Read Write Inc. programmes align to these principles. The post DfE Reading Framework – 5 key takeaways appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Teaching the fight for rights in KS3 History
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by Oxford History Team
3M ago
Aaron Wilkes and guests discuss how effective teaching of case studies on the fights for Women’s Rights, Disability Rights, Black Civil Rights and LGBTQ+ Rights can enrich your Key Stage 3 curriculum. The post Teaching the fight for rights in KS3 History appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Teaching migration in KS3 History
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by Oxford History Team
3M ago
Find out how effective teaching of migration can enrich your Key Stage 3 curriculum, with insights from the learning team at the Migration Museum. The post Teaching migration in KS3 History appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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Oxford Smart Activate: Supporting all science teachers
Oxford Education Blog
by Oxford Science Team
3M ago
As every learner is unique, so is every science teacher. Each with their own specialisms and areas of interest, there are always going to be parts of the science curriculum in which science teachers are more-confident and others in which they need more guidance. Adding to that, teacher recruitment and retention being an increasing concern [...] The post Oxford Smart Activate: Supporting all science teachers appeared first on Oxford Education Blog ..read more
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