Mohd Nasirali teaches KS3 Science at HELP International School where Doddle has recently been embedded into the Science department. Nasir talks about how Doddle has helped to save teachers time and engage students.
We spoke to the Heads of Physics, Geography and MFL at the Grange School in Nigeria to hear about their experiences with Doddle. Here all three tell us the ways in which Doddle has helped to engage both teachers and students alike.
St George's International School, Luxembourg James Roberts is a Science teacher at St George’s International School in Luxembourg. In our latest case study, he and the Head of Science, Mark Stenton, detail the ways in which Doddle has helped engage
“Doddle is a really good assessment tool because it gives us a profile of what students can and can’t do. With the old National Curriculum levels system, it was impossible to allocate a level to an individual activity so you always got a best-fit number, which didn’t really mean anything. But with Doddle students know exactly what it is they have to work on to improve.”
David Freeborough and Shawn Henson work at the British Council School in Madrid, as IT & Data Manager and IT Administrator respectively. Both speak about how easy they find Doddle to use, as well as the quality of resources.
With more demanding content, closed book exams and a linear course, the bar has definitely been set high for the reformed English Language and English Literature GCSEs.
In particular, the increased emphasis on in depth knowledge of whole texts has focused attention on the mountain of knowledge that students will be expected to retain and regurgitate in the exam hall.
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.