Tag - sixth form

6th Form Video lectures: Enriching the curriculum

The Massolit website provides over 650 short (10-12 minutes) curriculum-relevant video lectures, developed by top university academics for Sixth Form pupils. They explore the broader context (in subjects such as English Literature, Psychology, History, Philosophy & Ethics) and are effective at provoking discussion and debate. The website is currently enabling teachers to sign up free …

In the news

Introduce current affairs into your lessons. Provide articles, videos or documentaries for pupils to read and discuss, or ask pupils to find these themselves. Then encourage pupils to pose their thoughts collectively to discuss and debate the issue further. Pupils can to upload their thoughts using padlet or pearltrees for the class to easily access. Click here for …

The big question debate

Encourage and facilitate open debates with pupils. This gets them thinking and encourages them to apply their knowledge and make links to the wider world. It can also encourage pupils to develop their reasoning skills, and equips them to better cope with unforeseen questions. Click here for some examples Big question debate

Passion projects

Whet pupils’ appetite for a topic or subject area by allowing them time and choice over independently studying an area of interest. It could be not something covered by the curriculum or specification, but something they care about or are interested in. Then let them teach the class! Click here for some ideas Passion projects

WOW starters

Create curiosity and awe for your subject areas at the beginning of lessons using WOW starters. Posing open and thought provoking questions to get pupils thinking or drawing links between topics. Wow starters