This year, there are no fewer than 11 Xmas quizzes to choose from:
- The 2021 topical quiz (a mix of serious and trivia)
- The traditional three: easy, difficult and fiendish
- 7 subject-specific quizzes: DT, English, Geography, History, RE (twice), Maths.
And here is why you should be assigning them to Continue reading
How much difference does two years of education really make? Not to specific taught subjects, but to a child’s overall preparedness for the world?
To find out, I analysed the global results from our 2020 Topical Christmas Quiz. I looked at the average result per year group for each of the Gap Analysis categories. Here’s what I found out.
Do you see it? Two years of mental development has had no impact at all on your students’ knowledge of popular culture. But – just look at the other end of the graph! Knowledge of World Affairs more than doubled, from 20% to 42%. Similar story with Science, Covid-19 and Politics.
Someone is extending these young peoples’ horizons massively beyond movies and hit singles. And, if you are a teacher, I think that someone is you.