Through nature to eternity

Today is being celebrated as the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare — the playwright loved by all school students forced to read out parts from his plays in english classes in front of their friends!

Despite that reputation as being boring, he did manage to invent more imaginative deaths that George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones

shakespeare deaths in a pie chart

…and, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, he created around one-tenth of all the most quotable phrases English. In Hamlet he even managed two in a single sentence…

Though I am native here and to the manner born, it is a custom more honoured in the breach than the observance.”

Phreases created by Shakespeare

 

National Parent Forum’s Revision in a Nutshell Guides

The National Parent Forum has just published new Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers (20 subjects) and updated Revision guides for National 5s (20 subjects).

These revision guides contain direct links to SQA specimen question papers, exemplar question papers plus past question papers, where appropriate. They are designed as digital resources and work well with iPads or other tablets.

The guides advise learners to check with their teachers to make sure that material is relevant. The guides are primarily intended to provide the SQA direct links by subject in one place, and to give some additional revision opportunities (if relevant) which are web-links to school pages or to the websites of subject-relevant organisations. Any feedback or comments would be much appreciated.

20 Revision Guides for the new Higher qualifications

20 Updated Revision Guides for the National 5 Qualifications

The following may also be of interest:

Assessment in the Senior Phase in a Nutshell – This is a summary of the types of assessment in the new National Qualifications.

Learning Pathways in a Nutshell for the Senior Phase and beyond

The National Parent Forum of Scotland’s publications guide