We have witnessed a remarkable milestone in the journey of our Year 12 English Literature group this week, as pupils took a significant step forward in their KS5 study. In their pursuit of excellence, pupils embarked on a unique “flipped classroom” presentation approach, which places them in the role of the expert on specific chapters from the timeless novella, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”
Here’s a glimpse into this innovative learning experience:
The pupils take on the responsibility of reading ahead, conducting in-depth research on their designated chapter, and preparing a captivating PowerPoint presentation. Their goal is to deliver their newfound knowledge to the class, aligning with the four assessment objectives crucial for success in this part of the exam.
Before their presentations, they first review and fine-tune their work with our dedicated staff members to ensure accuracy and mastery of the subject matter.
We are immensely proud of Tom and Grace, who bravely took the stage as the first presenters. Their professionalism and depth of knowledge left us all in awe! Tom humorously commented, “I don’t know how teachers do this five hours a day!”
This innovative learning approach not only enriches our pupils’ understanding of literature but also reinforces the idea that teaching and presenting are powerful tools for consolidating knowledge. After all, research suggests that we retain up to 80% of what we teach!
We couldn’t be prouder of our Year 12 English Literature group, who continue to inspire us with their dedication, curiosity, and willingness to explore new horizons in education.
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