The question asked was: in 10 weeks how would pupils who use SkillsMastery outperform their peers in grammar? At Parks Academy, Hull a group of key pupils used SkillsMastery during Intervention Lessons. Each lesson was an hour long and the Intervention using SkillsMastery was done in groups of between 2 and 4 pupils over a period of 10 weeks on tablets or laptops. The Intervention pupils continued with literacy lessons as normal.
The results: pupils who used SkillsMastery outperformed their peers
- All of the students using SkillsMastery moved from below end of year 6 expectations to achieving end of year 6 expectations in both grammar and reading.
- Pupils who used SkillsMastery made 66% better progress in grammar, spelling and punctuation, than their peers who did not use SkillsMastery.
- Pupils who used SkillsMastery and improved on their reading made 40% better progress than their peers.
Reasons why this outstanding progress happened.
- Grammar terminology is used, but explained through real-world examples.
- Grammar features are shown in a literature or non-fiction context.
- Links are made between the grammar feature and the effect of the feature.
- Pupils are able to practice without fear of being exposed.
- The principles of Mastery Teaching are used.
- Memory is linked to learning and the repetitive nature of the course allows the grammar features to become embedded in to working memory.
Would you like to see similar results in your school or academy?
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