I think the phrase “Death by worksheet” must have arisen due to the tendency of some teachers in some circumstances to rely on worksheets to keep the class quiet.
This school has developed and refined a series of assessments that screen the level of development of basic cognitive skills.
How are teachers preparing for the new Computing curriculum, which is due to start being taught in September 2014?
The school feels that the ladders work extremely well as a practical checklist to inform students, parents and teachers of next steps in learning.
The school describes its approach as a “growth mindset” that encourages pupils to improve their knowledge and skills using effort, feedback and resilience to aspire to excellence.
We now have the ability to assess students’ progress accurately, identifying their successes and, crucially, pinpointing areas of misunderstanding.
Computing, like any other discipline, has its own terminology, and we should use it, and our curricula should use it.
I was involved in a conference about preparing for the new computing curriculum recently and one of the delegates asked me: