The Key Stage 4 curriculum. Increased flexibility and work-related learning
This is a report of the second year of the Ofsted survey on how well schools and colleges are responding to changes in the Key Stage 4 curriculum, particularly work-related learning.
ITT MFL: Optionality: the consequences for Modern Languages study in key stage 4
This interactive seminar is offered in the light of the significant findings of the Language Trends (2006) survey carried out by CILT in partnership with ALL and ISMLA. The research investigated provision and take-up of Modern Languages at key stage 4 in schools in England.
EPPE: Influences on Children's Attainment and Progress in Key Stage 2: Cognitive Outcomes in Year 6
This is one of a series of documents reporting findings of a research project entitled ‘Effective Pre-school and Primary Education 3-11’ (EPPE 3-11) commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). This longitudinal study tracked a cohort of 2701 children from 950 primary schools from age 3 to the end of primary school (age 11 years) in order to investigate what kinds of early childhood provision are most effective in promoting children’s development during pre-sch
Language Learning at key stage 3: the impact of the KS3 Modern Foreign Languages Framework and chang
Produced by the DCSF, this research brief reports on interim findings from the first half of a two-year investigation undertaken by the University of Cambridge into the impact of the KS3 Framework for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and other initiatives on current provision and practice at KS3.
Getting back on track - pupils who make slow progress in English, mathematics and science in Key Sta
In 2006, 46 schools were selected by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) for a small scale survey focusing on pupils who are at risk of not converting a level 4 in English, mathematics or science at Key Stage 2 into a level 5 at the end of Key Stage 3. Each school was visited for one day by a DCSF schools standards adviser. The resulting report outlines ways to identify these pupils and includes practical suggestions on how to improve their performance.
Influences on Children’s Development and Progress in Key Stage 2: Social/behavioural Outcomes in Y
The resource is a DCSF research report. It is linked to the Effective Pre-school Provision Evaluation conducted jointly by researchers from University of Nottingham, Oxford, University of London and the Institute of Education (University of London). The findings of the report focus on the social and behavioural outcomes for children in year 5.
Language Learning at Key Stage 2: A longitudinal study
These are the interim findings from the first year of a three year longitudinal study of the impact of the introduction of KS2 language teaching and learning in selected schools. It is set out under the headings of Introduction, Key findings, Methodology (outlining the three strands of the aims) and the Summary of the main findings.
Language Learning Provision at Key Stage 2: Findings from the 2007 Survey
This is the DCSF funded statistical report “of the nature and extent of language learning provision at Key Stage 2 (KS2) in schools in England”, conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). Additionally, it tracks the progress of the 2010 target of the introduction of the KS2 entitlement to language learning within class time. It cites statistical evidence to support its findings.
Deprivation and Education: The evidence on pupils in England, Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4
This Government paper summarises research and statistical evidence about the effect of deprivation on the education of pupils from the foundation stage to key stage 4 in maintained mainstream schools. It is written by the Schools Analysis and Research Division of the DCSF.
Developing Little Linguists - Final Evaluation of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot: Augu
This is the final evaluation report of the Foundation Stage Primary Languages Pilot 2007 by the Northern Irish Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CEA).
Flexible Assessment: English tasks for children working below the levels of the National Curriculum
The 2003 article from NFER PRE summarises the development stages that occurred in order to create optional English tasks. The final versions were intended to support National Curriculum assessments at the end of year 6. These tasks were aimed at the 5% of children who come to the end of year 6, but are not entered into the National Curriculum assessments for a variety of reasons.
Causes and consequences of test anxiety in Key Stage 2 pupils: The mediational role of emotional res
The resource is a conference paper, presented at BERA 2009, that attempts to define and quantify potential deleterious effects of English Key Stage 2 SATs on the wellbeing, educational experiences and outcomes of primary school pupils in England. The paper also seeks to establish if certain qualities amongst children mediate the effects of any test anxiety caused by the SATs.
Key Stage 2 Science - Engaging Girls with Practical Science
The resource is a short video in the now familiar Teachers TV format. It focuses on an English primary school which had identified that girls were less motivated and enthusiastic than boys regarding their learning in science. The video examines what the causes of this may have been and follows the school’s attempts to rectify matters.
Planning for change: the impact of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum
This is an Ofsted report which evaluates the progress of the implementation of the new Key Stage 3 curriculum. The report draws on visits to 37 schools between May 2008 and March 2009. The new National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 came into effect for Year 7 pupils from September 2008, and carried with it a clear expectation that schools develop a more integrated approach to curriculum planning and delivery. The report suggests that the schools in the survey had made progress in introducing more v
Language Learning at Key Stage 3: The impact of the Key Stage 3 Modern Foreign Language Framework an
This resource is a report on a two year study into language learning at Key Stage 3 in England, carried out at Cambridge University at the behest of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The study was commissioned to investigate both provision and practice, and was to look particularly at the impact of the Key Stage 3 Framework for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and other recent initiatives with respect to languages, such as the impact of language entitlement in Key Stage 2 a
Creative teaching and learning in Foundation Stage and Year 1: indications from observations inside
The resource is a draft research paper, presented at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference 2009. The paper discusses the findings of a small-scale research project that investigated the potential of using the outdoor environment as a catalyst for encouraging motivation, social interaction and creative curriculum planning. Early in the paper, the comment is made that, "current educational policy in the UK appears to be shifting from an emphasis on teaching to learn
Center Stage: A Peek at Upcoming Kingsbury Hall Performances
Kingsbury Hall Director Greg Geilmann offers a sneak peek at Kingsbury's '06-'07 season and beyond, describing how and why the venue assembles its slate of performances.
Retooling Early Stage Development - Steve Blank (Serial Entrepreneur)
Ninety-percent of Silicon Valley's start-ups fail not because of faulty product, but because they don't tap the right market and they don't know their customer. Well-seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank drafts a new model for plotting the path between good idea and market success.
From Page to Stage to Celluloid: A Streetcar Named Desire
From Page to Stage to Celluloid: A Streetcar Named Desire
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