Catching up: a look at how best to face into 2021 exams

Season 2, Episode 6,   Oct 01, 2020, 11:01 PM

This year’s GCSE and A-Level students are suffering with a double whammy. They’re facing into future looking questions while also worried about catching up. That’s an awful situation to be in but does that mean it has to be a hopeless one?

In this episode The Study Buddy's founder, Nathan McGurl, is talking to Dylan Wiliam about this year’s exams. Given the uncertainty we consider alternatives as well as some practical guidance for parents when it comes to supporting their teens.

In a wide ranging conversation Dylan talks about the purpose and need for assessment and the shortcomings and upsides of different approaches. He  draws on years of working in a multitude of roles in the UK and also the US. He also gives practical advice to those facing exams this year, touching on retrieval methods and growth mindset.

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