GCSE Results day - What the results really mean
Wand Education Responds
“Despite today’s success stories, many young people and their parents will be unhappy after receiving lower-than-expected grades, with the inevitable questions of why weaknesses of individual students were not picked up earlier and dealt with. The simple truth is that teachers do not have the time or resources to identify and intervene with individual struggling students. This can have consequences not just for students but for teacher and school moral.
“Teachers dedicate up to 50 hours’ overtime every month on tasks like marking and reporting; two key means to identify whether students are falling behind. But huge workloads mean that early indicators of poor performance can sometimes fall between the cracks.
“What’s the solution? Tools that instantly track individual student progression, meaning that teachers get real-time updates and can tailor support where necessary. Struggling students are given more help, whilst higher achievers can be pushed. All of this boosts overall progression and will help to alleviate the chances of a major shock on results day.”
The Wand Solution
Wand Education is a technology platform that supports primary and secondary school teachers by providing access to a growing marketplace of high-quality online content and learning support materials, automated marking and one-click reporting.
This improves learning in line with curriculum guidelines, engages students in an interactive way and makes their processes more efficient – allowing teachers to win back their evenings and weekends. The platform is purpose-built, whilst being constantly developed and adapted to teachers’ needs.
Teachers can also use the platform’s lesson plan builder to create their own learning resources and share their expertise through the school. For headteachers, reporting tools give the visibility they need to support the teachers, students and prove compliance and progress during Ofsted inspections.
Our GCSE content packages – powered by West Exe School – will be live in September. The teaching resources will come with 1300 new worksheets for Wand users to download and create time-saving lesson plans with automated marking and reporting.
The package will provide an average of 20 activities per lesson with a total combination of over 20,000 activities being readily available for use. 29 secondary school subjects covered will include; Art & Design, Biology, Business Vocational, Child Development, Chemistry, Computing, Citizenship, Dance, Drama Vocational, Economics, English, French, Food Vocational, Geography, History, Health & Social, IT Vocational, Mathematics, Music, Music Vocational, Product Design, Core PE, Physics, Physical Education GCSE Photography, Science, Spanish and Sport Vocational.
To register your interest in the GCSE package, create your own Wand profile today here
To kick off your free 14 day trial of the Wand platform, set up your account here