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Discussion in 'History' started by Eveclyne, Sep 21, 2019.
Are there any other teachers covering this syllabus?
I teach it - great syllabus and students regularly grade highly.
I agree with you.
This is my 3rd year of the IGCSE. I've been teaching though for what seems like a hundred years.(39th year)
I've just take y10 and 11 now part-time.
My main problem is not having any other experienced teacher to talk to.
I have about 40 pupils doing the exam. Had my best results for exam classes.
I'm teaching (not the correct titles) Russian Revolution / Stalin / Cold war/ Medicine.
I'm based in Northwest England.
I deliver the Germany 1919-45, China 1901-89, and USA 20s and 30s units. But we do both teach the same Russia one. I've uploaded my resources for that unit as a bundle here - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resour...-unit-bundle-including-revision-menu-12023529 - hope of use. Feel free to email me any time t email@example.com if in need of another History teacher to talk with. I'm in Year 7 of IGCSE but my 20 years makes me a novice compared to your 39.
Thanks for the information.
It's not the quantity of time but the quality of teaching that matters. I began in history then got sidetracked to Humanities and now back to my first love of teaching (history)
The IGCSE has made me change the way I teach I have to ask :
have the pupils got the knowledge? (can they remember it all!!!!)
do they know what they will get marks for?
do they understand the questions/ vocabulary?
have they got their timings right?
It has been a learning curve.
I started teaching when it was O levels and CSE exams
then 16+ exams
now I'm teaching IGCSE
When teaching the Cold War my pupils find it funny when I say, I was a child when this happened.