Engagement, Resilience and Vocabulary

Catherine McPartland mentored this cluster which consisted of the following 3 projects:

Engagement and Exam Preparation: Warrington Vale Royal College
This project focused on the development of specific English and maths skills in order to promote exam preparation in a small cohort of GCSE resit students. In maths, the focus was to use Kerboodle, an online, interactive textbook resource, to enhance teaching, learning and assessment (TLA) particularly of measure, shape and space (MSS). In English, the focus was to improve TLA around the creative writing process, using online resources and visualisers.

Resilience: The Sheffield College
This project addressed the issue of student resilience in the learning and teaching of GCSE English Language and Functional Skills English. Teachers focused on employing and refining a range of techniques to enable students to explore their thoughts, feelings and perceptions of themselves as learners.

Developing High Level Vocabulary: Reaseheath College
This project aimed to enrich learners’ vocabularies by adopting a deliberate, explicit approach to vocabulary instruction through introducing a short, finite list of high value words which learners were exposed to recurrently and encouraged to use in their own writing.

Watch the group presentations at the final dissemination event by clicking play (to the right) and read their reports below.

Engagement and Exam Preparation

Warrington Vale Royal College

Project Number: 3

Resilience

The Sheffield College

Project Number: 4

Developing High Level Vocabulary

Reaseheath College

Project Number: 5