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Amethyst Sixth Form Flythrough

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On February 25, 2019
We are delighted to bring you an update on the Amethyst Academies Sixth Form Centre currently being built at Aldersley High School. The construction company have sent us a virtual flythrough of what the centre will look like. We are really excited about the way this centre will look and even more excited to start […]
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Helping pupils understand the demands of GCSE exam questions Workshop

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On February 14, 2019
City of Wolverhampton Council CLL Team in Partnership with the Amethyst Trust FREE WORKSHOP “They don’t read it properly.” Helping pupils understand the demands of GCSE exam questions. Tuesday 12th March 1pm-3:30pm Aldersley High School Workshop aim: The new GCSE specifications place greater demands on pupils’ literacy skills. Pupils without these skills can be held […]
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Episode 5: The Christmas Edition

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On December 13, 2018
Say no to Gradgrind, and Yes to Scrooge and Creativity… One of the most frequently heard criticisms of a Knowledge-Rich curriculum is that it will turn all teachers into domineering lecturers, presiding over row after row of bowed heads, repeating sentence after sentence after sentence in an attempt to beat learning into reluctant young minds. […]
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Amethyst Academies Trust Knowledge Rich Conference

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On November 19, 2018
On Friday 16th November the Amethyst Academies trust held it’s first conference speaking about our experiences moving to a Knowledge Rich Curriculum. We were joined by colleagues from across the West Midlands keen to find out more about our journey, how we approached problems and how we solved them along the way. Throughout the morning […]
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