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Do it yourself....

Rebecca White, Head of English & Media Faculty tells us to do it ourselves:

Picture the scene:  You have set Year 10 a mock exam that will take the whole lesson.  853 more words

Teaching & Learning

Assessment without levels; our plan

Why is it happening?

This video from Tim Oates summarises nicely why we are where we are:

Our rationale:

We wanted to create a system that allows: 452 more words

Assessment Tools - Assessment Matrix

There is never an end to paperwork (screenwork?) in the Assessment Office. This isn’t so much a bad thing as it is just the nature of the metaphorical beast. 420 more words


Tutoring, Tutoring, Tutoring, How Much is Enough?

When I grew up in Asia decades ago, tutoring was a big part of my life, so was everyone else. We had half-day school, upon returning home and had my lunch, tutors started to ring our doorbell – 2 hours of Chinese, 1 hour of English, 1 hour of math, 1 hour of reading etc. 978 more words


Using SOLO taxonomy to teach to the top and scaffold the bottom

Solo Taxonomy is the Structured of Observed Learning Outcomes.

It was developed by Biggs and Collis (1982), and is well described in Biggs and Tang (2007)  835 more words

Fifteen Minute Forum

4 Powerful Ways to Outperform At Academic Life

Nowadays, there is a high competition among students in schools, college and universities. Sadly, all students are not intelligent enough to face their academic challenges in an appropriate manner. 254 more words

High Expectations

This week I have been fortunate to be able visit a number of lessons.  In particular I was investigating our expectations and seeking to find out how members of staff are setting out and achieving high expectations with different groups of students.  1,140 more words