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KD High Linksfield has a practical way to assess pupils

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While it is still the norm to assess pupils with traditional written exams, King David High School Linksfield has introduced a more creative and interactive alternative to examinations and assessments.
by OWN CORRESPONDENT | Aug 02, 2018

For the completion of their first semester of the elective programme, the Grade 8s and 9s got to bake, paint, profile, photograph, design, innovate and pitch.

Each elective has been divided into a six-month semester course, where pupils choose three electives per semester, allowing them the opportunity to select courses that are both appealing and challenging.

The electives are designed for pupils to use the content to develop skills which will enable them to become 21st century students. Assessments included biological experiments; technological 3D design; design, product development and marketing proposals; multimedia practicals, including pottery, photography and oil- and water-based painting; trouble shooting for sound production; educational board game design and creation; building working models; and FBI profiling on dictators among others.

Pupils were given the opportunity to showcase the skills that they had gained in a practical, interactive yet educational way.

By teaching the pupils to plan, organise, work together in groups, create and articulate, they are equipped with skills that they will not only use for the rest of their schooling, but in their adult life too.

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