This quintessential British value should be the basis of our whole curriculum

British values: Rule of law? Individual liberty? Mutual respect? Democracy? Yeah, yeah. Every country from Albania to Zambia claims those. Even insofar as they are true, they are certainly not uniquely British.

So, what is? What really differentiates us from the Germans, Americans, Russians and Chinese? To my mind, it’s… Continue reading

Assessment Authoring CPD next date

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Practicalities

  • Where: at your choosing; I shall be running the course remotely, through Yacapaca.
  • When: 4pm Mondays, starting 29th May for four weeks.
  • Timing: 45 minutes.
  • Cost: free.
  • Open to your whole department.
  • Successful completion will gain participants Authoring privileges in Yacapaca.
  • CPD certificate available on completion.

Who should attend

  • Existing Yacapaca authors who are ready to raise their game.
  • Yacapaca members who want to start authoring.
  • Teachers who want to deepen their understanding of assessment principles, whether they use Yacapaca or not.

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Integrating Structured Peer Assessments into KS3 English units of work

Ruth Greener Guest post by Ruth Greener, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Coordinator and Teacher of English, St. Andrews School, Green Valley Campus, Thailand

I recently wrote two new Structured Peer Assessments to use in KS3 English.

  • Honeydukes: “Write 100 words to advertise a brand new product that will go on sale in Honeydukes in Hogsmeade.”
  • School Uniform: “Write 200 words to argue in favour of or against school uniform.”

Both SPA activities went well, but the Continue reading