Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Educational Jargon - Explained and Rated (Part I)

HORIZONTAL TUTORING Rate: Need for Horizontal Tutoring? No need

THE 'EXPECTED' GRADE: In almost all cases students aim high in order to achieve the best grade they can – even though a large majority do not manage  an A*it was the original hope and intention to achieve it. If a teacher of instructor concentrates on and is only occupied with the fact their students are working up to or meeting their expected grade, then this will simply lower the bar for most, or otherwise, pile on unnecessary pressure for others.  Rate: Need for Expected Grade? No need

FREE PERIOD:
A time for young people who are fast approaching adulthood to sit around on the swings up at the local park, or buy fizzy drinks and chewing gum from the local Co-op. Rate: Need for Free Period? No need

L2 LEVEL:
We call them GCSEs. A terminology used to confuse us on the outside.Rate: Need for L2 Level? No need.



             Officially
             Flout
             Schools’
             True
             Educational
             Dearth
Rate: Need for OFSTED? No need


TOP SET:
This is an easily attainable group to be in actually; nevertheless those who fail to make it are forever discriminated against.
Rate: Need for Top Set? No need



HARNESS SKILLS:
An aggressive sounding term don’t you think? Perhaps some duck tape and a set of handcuffs would help. Rate: Need to Harness Skills? No need




STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
Rate: NEED I say more
CORE SUBJECTS:
Maths, English, and the Sciences are the core subjects. It is absolutely necessary to achieve a C grade or higher in these core subjects for anyone intending to move on to sixth form or for those who wish to start an apprenticeship, and it is beneficial for students to have achieved good grades in core subjects who are hoping to land a decent job, or to enable them to get on to a desired course. Arguably, not necessary requirements for so called soft subjects at university: such as embroidery, anything that is Music related; the Fundamental Catholic Theology  course or anything religious related come to that; Chinese Mandarin and other language courses, or Golf Management, for example.Rate: Need for Core Subjects? Yes, but you would think there would be exceptions!




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