Oxford Smart Quest resource hub

Oxford Smart Quest resource hub for assessments Assessment objectives in KS3 English curriculum

In this resource hub hear from a range of expert voices who discuss the research behind the Oxford Smart Curriculum Service for English and what makes Oxford Smart Quest different to anything else for KS3 English. Plus, Pioneer Schools share their experience of implementing and teaching the curriculum with their year 7s.

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Part One: Gaurav Dubay, Head of English at an inner-city grammar school in Birmingham shares his experience in implementing Oxford Smart Quest.

Part Two: Lorraine Coram, Head of English at a Pioneer School in Hayling Island talks about how Oxford Smart Quest inspires awe and wonder.

Part Three: In this blog Gaurav Dubay writes about how Oxford Smart Quest supports metacognitive and responsive teaching and learning.

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What really excited me was the idea of bringing in awe and wonder. I’m looking at how can we start to make more of our pupils go on to take English Language and Literature at A Level. We need to really inspire them at KS3.

– Lorraine, Head of English at a Pioneer School in Hayling Island

It was the Awe and Wonder part that got me because KS3 is meant to be fun and exciting – the range of texts that are being studied and the breadth of it. It sounds exciting!

– Nurun, Head of English at a Pioneer School in Birmingham

We were looking to diversify our KS3 Curriculum [and] we were also wanting to make sure we were raising expectations at KS3.”

– Pioneer School in Harrow

Hear more about the Oxford Smart pillars from our authors

Oxford Smart Quest resource hub

Rebecca Geoghegan discusses the importance of curriculum coherence and shares some of the research for this pillar behind Quest.
Oxford Smart Quest resource hub

In this blog Jane Branson talks about Oxford Smart Quest’s High Expectations pillar and how it helps all students feel like they can succeed in English.
Oxford Smart Quest resource hub

Sarah Eggleton shares the Oxford Smart Quest approach to Metacognitive learning.
Oxford Smart Quest resource hub

Helen Backhouse discusses the purpose and objective of assessment in Quest and how it will help both the learners and teachers.

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We will continue to add to this site throughout the Spring and Summer term. Stay tuned for more blogs from our authors and Pioneer Schools!


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