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Edexcel GCSE Textiles

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by maeveyknit, May 1, 2012.

  1. Hi guys,
    I've been teaching the Edexcel course for a few months now and I am just about able to get my head around teaching the Controlled Assessment part of the course, but trying to teach revision without a text book is leaving me unsure of how much content to teach and from what point of view.
    I have been using the specification but I am a little uneasy about teaching students the content I know in case it is not the 'text book' answer. I learned how to do things slightly differently from how it is stated in the Heineman textbooks that my school has, but this only gives you so much info.
    I contacted Edexcel and there are no courses available; I am not sure how willing my school would be to put me on one as I am only a supply teacher. Has anyone been on a course and learned about teaching nanotechnology, smart materials etc?
    The resistant materials text has proved useful in helping with teaching sustainability but other than that I am using bits and pieces of a range of revision guides.

    I am worried about teaching my A* students the wrong things and they miss out on the grade. :(
    Any suggested resources would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Hi guys,
    I've been teaching the Edexcel course for a few months now and I am just about able to get my head around teaching the Controlled Assessment part of the course, but trying to teach revision without a text book is leaving me unsure of how much content to teach and from what point of view.
    I have been using the specification but I am a little uneasy about teaching students the content I know in case it is not the 'text book' answer. I learned how to do things slightly differently from how it is stated in the Heineman textbooks that my school has, but this only gives you so much info.
    I contacted Edexcel and there are no courses available; I am not sure how willing my school would be to put me on one as I am only a supply teacher. Has anyone been on a course and learned about teaching nanotechnology, smart materials etc?
    The resistant materials text has proved useful in helping with teaching sustainability but other than that I am using bits and pieces of a range of revision guides.

    I am worried about teaching my A* students the wrong things and they miss out on the grade. :(
    Any suggested resources would be greatly appreciated!!
     

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