Month: January 2016

How Many Elements Are There In The Periodic Table?

This is a question that I get asked so many times by my students, and to be honest I have never really been able to give a definitive answer – until now! On December 30th the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the official recognition of elements Uup, Uus and Uuo with… Read more »

Talking Papers

One of the key items in my ‘iGCSE Course in a Box’ is the talking paper. Schools at the forefront of educational innovation are increasingly using the walking, talking exam as a means of increasing student confidence and exam performance. A walking talking exam involves a teacher going through a particular paper with the students,… Read more »