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Climbing Higher


until we move to our new building


Grade up tasks - Students provided with direct instruction on how to grade a step higher.


Home learning KS4 Aim Higher tasks within booklet - Introducing critical analytical texts to stretch their wider critical understanding of textual themes.


Spellings KS3 Home learning - Complexity of spelling vocabulary with definitions required.


High expectations and aspirations through rigorous standards and vocabulary.  Culture of high expectations.

● Use of higher level vocabulary

● Expectations of success translated into grades and feedback to students as part of the narrative journey


Model examples - Example ……… adhering to a model rigorous standard demonstrating higher thinking skills.


Discussion, debate and questioning. Philosophical and thematic linked discussion exploring wider cultural connections between the issues presented by text. Requirement through questioning to develop answers. Oral literacy.


Differentiation by outcome - E.g. PEAE becoming PEALE for more able. Seeking reinforcement or justification in the link.


Assessment and feedback - Through coded marking giving individual personalised stepped challenges for DIRT tasks.

Whitworth Community High School,
Hall Fold, Whitworth, Rossendale,
Lancashire, OL12 8TS