云鼎app的教师都是高素质的学科专家,他们对各自学科的热情使他们团结在一起. 他们还坚信教育具有变革性的力量,并为自己在塑造年轻人的思想、帮助他们准备好迎接学校以外世界的挑战方面所发挥的作用感到自豪.

We want pupils to feel that they have had a mental ‘work out’ in lessons, just as they have a physical one on the sports field, and to be very conscious of how their skills and knowledge are improving. 为实现这一目标, lessons are characterised by a high degree of ch所有enge, 在鼓舞人心的教师的推动下,采用基于已建立和成功的方法与最有效的近期教学创新相结合的教学实践.

云鼎app’s teaching was judged ‘excellent’ (the top grade) in our two most recent ISI inspections. 然而, 我们不打算满足于现有的成绩,云鼎app的一个特别的特点是我们致力于不断发展我们的教学实践. Leading this we have a Director of Teaching & 学习的主要重点是观察我们所有的老师,并指导他们成为更强的实践者. 因此,云鼎app在学校建立了一种强大的文化,以促进自我反省和教师的进步. As educationalist Dylan Wiliam says, If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they aren’t good enough but because they could be even better, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

拉伸 & Ch所有enge vs Acceleration

云鼎app is a school that believes very firmly in stretch and ch所有enge. 然而, this does not mean that we believe in ‘acceleration’ in the sense of putting boys through exams early (e.g. sitting Maths GCSE in 4th year). 在我们看来, 这种加速促进了对考试技巧的关注,而牺牲了灌输和嵌入对一门学科的正确理解. 在早期阶段,让一群男孩学习必要的材料,在一些考试中获得高分,这是完全可能的, 他们往往很快就会忘记这些材料,而为了取得这些早期成绩而采取的“强制喂养”方法可能会对孩子对这门学科的兴趣产生长期的负面影响.

拉伸 and ch所有enge happens at 云鼎app firstly through the lessons themselves. 老师们会选择合适的具有挑战性的材料来教授,我们对GCSE和六年级考试的选择总是基于这样一个问题:“什么最能挑战我们的学生。?’ as opposed to ‘Which course does it seem easiest to get top grades in?

Some groups will also sit for an additional qualification in the same time as other groups, e.g. top Maths GCSE sets also sitting the Ad. 数学资格和六年级的顶尖数学家,将数学和进一步数学作为一门学科.

扩展也发生在我们广泛的学术相关的另一半扶轮社-有太多在这里提及,所以细节在这里给出 另外一半 booklet. 另外, boys are academic所有y extended via the EPQ in 6th form and the large number of competitions, ch所有enges and Olympiads that we participate in. By having so much extension as part of the 另外一半, we ensure that it is not just available to those who happen to be in higher sets, but open to 所有 who wish to take up a ch所有enge.

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班级规模

GCSE(五年级)之前的教学小组上限为24名学生,而且通常要比这个小得多——唯一的例外是数学的顶级小组的人数会更多. Practical subjects (Art, Drama, DT and 音乐) work in groups no bigger than 16. In 六年级, 16 becomes the high water mark for 所有 subjects and, again, groups are very often sm所有er than this.

这种相对较小的班级规模的结果是,学生被他们的老师非常了解,建立了非常积极的师生关系.

设置

教育研究并不支持这样的观点,即根据能力设置或流媒体,必然会对人们所认为的结果产生积极影响, 因此,这是一个需要谨慎对待的问题,并意识到没有一个单一的答案可以涵盖所有的设置和主题.

阿宾登的方法是有一些设置,部门主管表示偏好和时间表允许它,我们认识到,更高的设置可以通过核心材料更快,然后继续各种形式的扩展. 然而,我们也看到反抱负的“底层心态”在学校可能是一个问题,所以我们试图避免这种情况. In French GCSE, 例如, we have one top set and then mixed ability sets after that. 在GCSE数学, where we do set more strictly, 最高等级的课程是附加数学课程,但也有一些低等级的课程,小到10个男孩, enabling the teachers there to change their teaching to a much more personal 1:1 style, which has been seen to have very positive outcomes.

In lots of areas of the curriculum, 然而, setting or streaming is not possible owing to the structure of the timetable. 然而,应该认识到阿宾登的能力范围相对狭窄,没有人应该为他们所处的任何特定的环境感到困扰. We will always seek to teach at a strong pace, pushing boys to achieve their best whatever class they may be in. 我们的结果的证据是,最好的成绩决不是来自特定班级的男孩——每个人都可以获得最好的成绩,无论他们走哪条登山路线.

家庭作业

我们相信独立工作(通常以“作业”或“准备”的形式)在学习过程中是很有价值的. It can be used to consolidate and extend learning, 推动综合的想法,表明一个全面的掌握,并鼓励学生来准备一节课,知识库和思考已经覆盖,使课程可以专注于讨论,而不是传授材料.

We do, 然而, try to keep the work expected outside of class to a manageable level. Therefore, boys in 较低的学校 might expect to have an hour’s homework per week day (c.10 hours per fortnight), 中学 boys might expect to start with c.15 hours per fortnight in 3rd year, moving up to c.20 hours per fortnight in 5th year. 六年级男生的指导方针是,他们应该每周在课外的每个科目上花4个小时. We keep holiday work to a minimum until boys reach the Lent Term of 4th year, by which time we would expect them to begin spending some holiday time preparing for exams. 在六年级, 男孩们应该开始利用一些假期时间来推进他们自己的研究和围绕他们的主题思考.

We recognise that many boys have long commutes, 所以我们努力确保在学校里有时间(和合适的地方)让男孩完成家庭作业. 在较低的学校, 例如, 在特定的一天,下午4点到5点会有一个监督下的家庭作业,给那些没有参加“另一半”课程的男孩. For other year groups, 大多数宿舍都有一个学习空间,还有很多其他地方可以让男孩们安静地学习——在图书馆里, 例如 or in the Yang Science Centre. 我们漫长的午餐时间经常提供了一个做一些研究的机会,大多数男孩不会找到他们所有的4.00-5.15pm slots taken up with 另外一半 during the week so can use that time to work before the buses depart.