Year 11 are well under way with their GCSE revision in all subjects. In maths students help each other by “speed dating”.
Each desk has a ‘specialist’ who is a student that excelled in that week’s homework and on the other side of the desk, a ‘date’. The ‘specialist’ helps to explain how they answered questions that their ‘date’ got wrong. Students move around each specialist after a 5 minute visit. This supports both students: it consolidates the learning of the expert and helps the visitor hearing how a peer answered the question.
It also gives the students a break from the class teacher’s voice, but we are still on hand to help with any questions.