King William’s College

+2.2 IGCSE
Value Added

King William’s College on the Isle of Man had no budget for upgrading a learning centre. But it had an excellent and highly inclusive recently refurbished library and a very supportive librarian! It also had had traffic cones and hazard tape to divide one of the English teaching rooms into three zones – individual, group collaborative and paired peers.

“Significant increase in English value-added residual compared to other subject areas”

Consultant Headteacher

Hence with a bit of imagination, the curriculum was partly teacher-taught and then executed either in one of the three in-class zones or in the library. The uplift in engagement led to a 2018 IGCSE value added residual of +2.2 grades, a significant increase compared with other subject areas


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