Bedales Headmaster Keith Budge on GCSE assessments and the move to Bedales' own BACs, published in The Telegraph.
Posted on 22 August 2014
"Whenever I am asked what I do for a living, I take a deep breath before delivering my rather long-winded title. I am a director of teaching and learning. Confused looks usually follow, especially from people of my generation. I usually say that it’s something akin to a director of studies in old money. I am left feeling as though I have misrepresented my role. However, it is important that we do define this job, as it is a crucial cog in the school wheel." says Bedales's Alistair McConville in TES. Read the full article here.
Posted on 22 August 2014
Bedales celebrated impressive exam results on GCSE results day with 61% of the grades awarded at A* or A.
Posted on 21 August 2014
Bedales students have achieved strong A Level results for 2014 with 48% of all grades at A*-A and a record 75% of all grades at A*-B.
Posted on 14 August 2014
Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Bedales, Clare Jarmy writes about 'Knowledge' in the TES: "Teach the facts, we’re told, and the rest will take care of itself. But when it comes to imparting wisdom, nothing is black and white. Educationalists often highlight the importance of skills over facts, but it cannot be denied that imparting knowledge is vital to what we do as teachers. This is made clear by the fact that it is repeatedly referenced in curriculum and exam requirements. The first stated aim of England’s 2014 national curriculum, for example, is to provide pupils with “an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens”. Read the full article here.
Posted on 02 August 2014