Vocabulary Teaching: Giving Students a Voice

Students completing an activity from Boost Your Vocabulary workbook 1

‘Cultured…Engaged…Informed’. This vision strapline underpins everything we do in my English Department. Vocabulary teaching, naturally, plays an important role in fulfilling this vision. When we spoke to students about the disadvantages that poor vocabulary acquisition brings, the one that came up repeatedly was that of frustration – the inability to communicate that which is in […]

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Rethinking the curriculum: how did Yasmin Khan help make teaching the Second World War more meaningful, motivating and empowering? 

     As part of our work looking at how teachers are rethinking their curriculum, the History Team is delighted to share the following from History teachers Zaiba Patel and David Hibbert. Concerned that their history curriculum relied on familiar and oft-repeated narratives of the Second World War, Patel and Hibbert sought a fresh take and […]

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