Honey I Shrunk the Assessment Cycle!

Our Marking Policy in school has three non-negotiable aspects to it and of those the most important is that departments offer summative assessment prior to formative assessment.

If you’re not a teacher, that jargon means that before students do a final assessment in which they get a grade, they…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 28 November 2017

Category: Teaching & Learning Blog

Year 11 Specifications and Past Papers

Y11 Specifications and Past Papers

Please follow the links to access the specifications for each subject.  We have also added links to any past papers there are available.  PLEASE NOTE: due to these being new GCSEs there is a limited amount of past paper material. If a subject is left blank it…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 22 November 2017

Category: KS4 Blog

Changing the context!

This Tip of the Week was all about trying to freshen up delivery of the core aspects that each subject depends on, so that students remain engaged over time. It's particularly relevant for those lessons where students might be less likely to be focused off their own bat (we're looking at you,…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 20 November 2017

Category: Teaching & Learning Blog

October 2017

It has been a busy start back to the school year for Key Stage 3! So much has been going on already this year that it is very difficult to cover all of it.

Earlier this half term, our fantastic new Year 7 students were fantastic ambassadors at the Year 6 Open Evening. It was a really lovely…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 27 October 2017

Category: KS3 Blog

Mind Mapping with Mr Davies

Welcome to the first post in The Joseph Rowntree School's Teaching and Learning blog.  To start off, here's a video about mind-mapping - a handy revision technique for students grappling with exams at all Key Stages.  If you have attended our revision evenings then you may already be familiar…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 26 May 2017

Category: Teaching & Learning Blog

Easter 2017

A number of our subjects have added some really exciting aspects to their schemes of work this half term in Key Stage 3, with so many different opportunities offered to our students.

2 of our year 8 history classes attend pick me up theatres one man performance of Private Peaceful at the John…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 7 April 2017

Category: KS3 Blog

World Book Day 2017

Thursday 2nd March saw World Book day being celebrated by our KS3 year groups here in school. As you can see, many of our staff arrived for work that day dressed as a character from a favourite book! There were lots of activities throughout the day in lessons linked to world book day, from…

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Posted by /blog/author/adh on 3 March 2017

Category: KS3 Blog

Tags: world book day: book tokens