@mathsjem has recently blogged her “Gem Awards 2016” and a combination of @Just_Maths and @mathspo created a time wheel where GCSE questions were put in each section to keep students motivated and to get used to answering questions under timed conditions. More can be read about their idea and other ideas in the blog here.
This got me thinking of how I could adapt it for KS5 students, as I found in recent mock exams students were running out of time to answer all the questions. It is easy to say:
- 8 minutes to annotate paper and read through it
- 1 minute per mark
- 10 minutes at the end for final checks
Thank you @mathsjem for bringing this idea to my attention. Hopefully teachers will find my take on it useful as well. The PDF version of S1 paper can be found alongside the PowerPoint template here.