In Year 12, it rained the day before the start of every exam block. “Pathetic fallacy,” I used to jokingly tell myself as I stared out of the window, books and sticky notes scattered all around me. Yet though it didn’t seem like it then, Year 12 wasn’t all study and no play. I graduated […]

  It’s a phrase that’s repeated so often that it can become meaningless: “Answer the question”. But what do teachers really mean when they tell their students this time worn maxim?   To think about what ‘answering the question’ really means, it’s important to get into the mindset of a marker looking at hundreds or […]