In his blog, 15/05/13, Keith Budge, Headmaster of Bedales School, talks about a new style of philosophy, religion and ethics (PRE) curriculum that inspires students to develop inquisitive mindsets.
The young human brain is a limber and wonderful thing, adept at flipping from one task to another: thank goodness this is the case, I ponder, as our GCSE students enter exam download time with the proper onset of GCSEs. Although in our case, in common with many HMC schools, these are IGCSEs, they test very different skills to those of our own, home-grown Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs), which run alongside the core of Maths, English, Science and a modern language, which are tested through GCSE. The biggest difference is that the BACs are designed unashamedly to encourage our students to be inquisitive thinkers and independent learners; so creativity and a deeper kind of learning are at their core; they are heavy on careful research, long essays and involved project work.
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