MMP are delighted that our Founder and Managing Director Emma White, has been invited to serve as a judge for this year’s Lead 50/50 Women In International Education Awards. The ceremony is usually held during November in Berlin. However the current health crisis means that this year the successful nominees will receive their awards virtually.
Covid-19 will be remembered by educationalists for the havoc it wreaked on the 2020 exam season. Without suggesting for a minute that there was a better solution to the predicament, in haste and unable to nail down the detail, Ofqual launched a plan that left submission rules and regulations open to interpretation and exam centres
My youngest son has recently completed his GCSES. He’s only just 15 but as is the way so often with home education, we have come to the end of nine subjects long before intended. In fact, having completed his science GCSEs in 2019 (all Grade 9) he’s already well on the way to completing his
If you were to scan many secondary school websites, state or independent, the single word that constantly catches the eye is ‘resilience’. It’s there, time and time again, shouting resolutely how strength over adversity is an integral part of childhood development, and yet as we face the gradual return to exam normality there is a
At MMP we continue to offer all our marking services by qualified examiners during this period of home learning. For schools, adapting your teaching to fit an online template will no doubt have come with its challenges with pressures from both parents and school. For teachers with their own children at home the whole experience
By Yvonne Mason. Yvonne Mason is an historian and freelance English and History teacher and tutor. Having gained a B.A in English Language and Literature, she later gained an M.A in Medieval Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. In 2001, she established her own practice as a tutor of English and History which has
Ensuring already disadvantaged students sitting public examinations are not further disadvantaged this year
By DR HELEN WRIGHT MA(OXON), EDD, PGCE I felt uncomfortable reading the Ofqual consultation about school public examinations this week, and I wanted to explore this discomfort a bit further here. Specifically, what made me uneasy was the proposal that no appeals will be allowed for exam grades this year: “appeals should only be allowed on the
The government’s decision to opt for predicted grades in lieu of exams as a solution to the current Coronavirus crisis is an obvious one. There were few viable options, at least options that would offer a smooth and easy solution. From repeating a year to delaying this summer’s exams, all were deemed to come at
Don’t kid yourself. There are no shortcuts to marking. Teachers and home educators alike scratch their heads to find an easier way forward. In schools, many must search their souls in a bid to find a robust way to satisfy the needs of the school data drop and the performance levels aspired to. Like it
November and December are pre-public or mock exam months for many schools. Not surprisingly this year it was a busy time for Mark My Papers marking the full spectrum of subjects for schools across the globe from large UK comprehensives to international schools in Africa.
By Emma White 18th October 2019 So how much does it cost to home educate a child? The truth is Home Education can be as expensive or as cheap as you like; it depends on your needs and preferences as an individual – but effective education at home, where the objective is to pass exams,
We are delighted to announce that Mark My Papers has been shortlisted for the ‘Women In International Education’ New Business/Start Up Business of the Year 2019. We are looking forward to the award ceremony in Berlin in November. This award recognises the important role played by entrepreneurial women in business but more importantly it is
By Dr. Helen Wright MA OXON. EDD, PGCE. Chair of the Advisory Board at Mark My Papers 6th September 2019 The more I see of the work of Mark My Papers, the more impressed I am – and the more I see the positive impact this service is having across the education system, for students
By Emma White. Founder and Managing Director of Mark My Papers. 26th August 2019 Congratulations to the many of you who have contacted us to share your fabulous (i)GCSE and A’ Level successes. Those of you who have been in touch have achieved a broad spread of Grades 7, 8 and 9 across all
By Emma White, Founder and Managing Director at Mark My Papers Ltd. 19th August 2019 Most parents come to home education through adversity. That’s a fact. There are those, of course, who intend to home school their offspring from cradle through to university, but they are a minority. For the most part, home education is
Why schools can benefit from the guidance of an unbiased, experienced examiner; a third party perspective on marking.
By an approved, leading member of the Marking Team at Mark My Papers. This examiner has been marking English GCSE papers for twenty years; originally marking English Literature and English Language for WJEC (later Eduqas) and more recently marking the English Language new specification for AQA. She is an accomplished examiner with an invaluable insight
By Dr. Helen Wright MA OXON. EDD, PGCE. Chair of the Advisory Board at Mark My Papers 18th August 2019 The start of a new academic year brings a flurry of emotions for teachers, young and old – excitement, dread, optimism, renewed commitment to making a difference … all of these, bundled in a bubbling