Demanding Perfection

This is a personal one. It’s about tenacity and how we can get things right with practice. “A story is told of a king who summoned the nation’s best living …

Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

Some short, contextual comments on Blake’s ‘London.’ William Blake’s London, nestled quietly between Shelley and Wordsworth in the AQA Power and Conflict cluster, doesn’t immediately shout of ‘power’ as Ozymandias does, nor …

The Springboard – P1, Q5

All images in this blog are available on Google, labelled for non-commercial reuse. All examples of my students’ work have been reproduced here with my students’ express permission. — Over …

Absent on Results Day

This is a post I wrote in the run up to results day. I’ve collated it so that it’s chronological, as I wrote different parts at different times. — It’s …

Money for Nothing

My mother-in-law keeps receipts and seems to return anything and everything to any and every shop. I’ve never known her to be refused a refund. She has taken back beef …