Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Mock Results Day

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes
Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I'm not going home. We've come too far! And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I'm not saying it's going to be easy. You're going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that's fine, we'll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That's how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you've got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You're like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death… that's the Chicago Way! Who's with me? Clap! Clap! Don't let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let's fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our Independence Day!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Coming soon: New DiDA and CiDA qualifications

Last month the Department for Education (DfE) announced its reforms to Key Stage 4 performance tables. These reforms include the introduction of a list of qualifications that will, from 2014 onwards, contribute to the school's headline measures including '5 GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent)' and '5 GCSEs at A*-C (or equivalent) including English and maths'.

In order to feature on this list, qualifications must demonstrate a number of characteristics, including an element of external assessment, a minimum size and grading.

We are revising the Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in DiDA to ensure that the achievements of DiDA teachers and students can continue to attract recognition in the headline measures. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our DiDA centres who have worked with us on our submission to Ofqual.

Our revised qualifications should be ready for first-teaching in September 2012. We will continue to update all our DiDA customers as the development progresses via email and at

For more information on the Government's reforms to performance
tables, read our Briefing and FAQs.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Official Olympic game - Storyboard starter?

To help with storyborading - the Mario and Sonic official Olympic game - Olympic theme
get pupils to discuss assets, sound and effects to get them to visualise what scenes would look like as a story board - link to what they need to write