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Our Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: A Woman’s Touch!

  • Posted by Paul Martin
  • On November 11, 2019
I’ve got no shame in saying it: I love Calamity Jane. Doris Day was my first heroine before I even knew what a heroine was, and even then I instinctively recognised in Ol’ Calam’ herself something that would often be a hallmark of the characters that Doris Day played in all of her films. She […]
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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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