A bent question

18th May 2007 at 01:00
Bob Geddes, principal teacher of technical education at Shawlands Academy, was generally happy with Foundation, General and Credit papers.

His only concern was with question 1 of the Credit paper, which asked candidates to state the total length of material required to mount a wall bracket for a light. The question, he suggests, did not take into account that the wall bracket had to be bent and may have been problematic for some pupils.

In another section of the same question, dealing with metal lathes, the answer required candidates to state the tool was set too low - but as normally pupils don't set the height of a tool on a metalwork lathe, they may have struggled to answer correctly.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now