I know its a bizarre question - maybe I'm overwhlemed or just plain thick. I am an NQT (DT trained, not food trained, although I love teaching food), with responsibility for KS3 & KS4 - teaching 2 y10 classes and 2 y11 classes. I took over in Sept 2010 and discovered that many y11 students had not completed any coursework. We are now coming to the end of the coursework (which many of them still haven't completed), and I was about to start revision notes. Because OCR exams require such specific answers I was pretty much going through the textbook and getting the students to read, understand & summarise. I have now been told this is not acceptable, and the question was "Well don't you <u>teach</u> them this stuff?" Well, no I don't - number 1 because I don't know it very well and am learning as I go; number 2 because OCR are so specific in their mark scheme, and its not just a case of knowing about proteins, but knowing how OCR have written about proteins and the key points they have made. So now I don't know what to do - eg. how would you teach Proteins, Carbs, etc. I've got the whole syllabis to cover in 6 weeks and a lot of the students are quite disengaged. Also they are very mixed ability, but overall quite low so lots of words on a ppt mean nothing. They have actually responded really well to the way I have been teaching them; its just not acceptable for SMT or Ofsted. I feel sick just writing this. Any help/advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.