Students Welcome pack
Tonight one of our students was a bit perplexed. The booklet he had received to welcome him to the EBU was making him feel out of his depth. The quiz set by Julian Pottage was very stiff and the student only managed one correct answer. I had a quick look and noticed that the first question was about using stayman. I know this student was on the FastTrack scheme but thought it was a bit previous to put such a quiz in a welcome pack. The quiz itself might be excellant (I didn't look at it all, no time to spare on fast Track) but I had to spend a bit of time building up the students confidence and tell him that he should avoid all such quizzes until the "course" had been completed. It may be that there is some sort of acknowledgement that the quiz should not be attempted until the course is finished. However, wouldn't it be better not to do this as it undermines the hard work put in by teachers.
I am also slightly worried now as to what the remainder of the booklet includes and would suggest the teachers should have access to a copy (on-line preferably) so that we can prepare for any other upset that might occur. (if it is on-line could someone point me in the right direction as I don't have time to go lokking for it).