Academic results for a mixed-ability
school are impressive and the highly regarded learning support department offers individual attention, exam strategies and effective study skills.
Adaptation, inclusion and mixed-ability
are three principles central to the ethos of this study.
All teams will play each other in mixed-ability
pools before progressing to the semis and final.
Teachers are expected to work in mixed-ability
settings, providing for those with various special needs, including recognition of the gifted child, preparing differentiated lessons to satisfy classes containing differing ability levels, and at the same time trying to ensure that each pupil reaches his/her potential.
A spokeswoman for the school said: "The maths department has done two brave things - first, all classes up to Year 10 are mixed-ability
. This avoids students being labelled as 'bottom' or 'top' set and instead instils in each child the belief that they can achieve in maths.
If grammar schools are allowed to expand, they will inevitably attract more of the academically able to go there, so that local comprehensives will have a less mixed-ability
Redefining fair; how to plan, assess, and grade for excellence in mixed-ability
dance companies have been breaking molds and expanding minds for more than two decades.
Webb (1991) examined five group compositions [wide-range mixed-ability
groups (with high-, medium-, and low-ability students), narrow-range mixed-ability
groups (with high- and medium-ability paired or with medium- and low-ability paired), homogeneous group with high-ability students, homogeneous with medium-ability students, and homogeneous groups with low-ability students] in order to discover how students with each ability level performed.
Evidence from decades of research indicates that tracking magnifies inequality between high and low achievers without raising achievement overall, as high achievers perform better in tracked systems while low achievers perform worse, compared to similar students in mixed-ability
BBC1 1978 - 2008 ITV 1 Grange Hill was the brainchild of Phil Redmond, a former quantity surveyor turned TV producer who later went on to produce Brookside then Hollyoaks, neither of which were a patch on his tale of mixed-ability
comprehensive school high jinx.
Project manager Matt Simpson said: "At our base at Calf Fallow FarminNortonwe regularly play host to all sorts of visitors - special needs schools, mainstream schools, mixed-ability
groups, Beaver Scouts, community groups and others.