David Williams, Biology Coordinator at the British School of Kuwait, started using Doddle to encourage independent learning. Since then, Doddle has helped the department to track student attainment, assign differentiated tasks, and reduce teacher planning and preparation time.
With the introduction of Progress 8, just a few students who are held back by language barriers can have an impact on overall school results. These students face the dual challenges of learning a new language and a new curriculum – so how can schools support them to reach their full potential?
As the dust settles following the first sitting of the reformed Maths and English GCSEs, attention turns now to the next wave of new exams. In particular, the narrow grade boundaries this year have focused attention on how to make sure students are picking up every possible mark next summer.
Chronic inability to complete homework tasks led a number of students to fall behind, and led to gaps in understanding that might only appear at an assessment point much later on – and with the volume of content and challenge of the new exam specifications, it’s critical to identify those gaps quickly.
If there’s one thing I learned as a head of year in a large comprehensive school, it’s that homework is the one aspect of school life that all parents can really engage with. For many parents, quite rightly, it’s a barometer by which to measure activity in the classroom and the attention their child is receiving.
< New feature #3 New feature #4: Making the Markbook easier and more powerful We’ve listened to customer feedback and made a number of improvements to the Markbook Overview, making it easier for you to use! Changes
< New feature #2 New feature #4 > New feature #3: Sharing best practice Making your department’s homework-setting more efficient and effective is at the heart of our third new feature! For the first time on Doddle
< New feature #1 New feature #3 > New feature #2: The new and improved markbook Here’s the second new feature we wanted to highlight to you! All our changes on Doddle are aimed at making homework even
Now more than ever before, the path to excellent student outcomes at GCSE and A-Level is a challenging one for schools. On top of newly introduced, highly challenging exam content, schools must ensure they are accurately baselining KS3 students, making sensible and challenging predictions of their potential, and ensuring that students make expected progress.
< What’s new in Doddle? New feature #2 > New feature #1: You can now assign tasks to students Hopefully you’ve spotted a number of improvements we’ve made to homework on Doddle, over the Easter break. These