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TEAM TALK - Take part in a formal group presentation to your class on a topic chosen by your teacher. portal.gdst.net
BLUE SKIES THINKING - Use the technique known as ‘blue skies thinking’ to come up with new ideas. portal.gdst.net
AN EGGCELLENT CAMPAIGN - As a pair come up with an innovative campaign to boost sales of the Cadbury's Creme Egg.
GREEN FINGERS - Come up with an enterprising idea for the use of a school garden.
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Young people take part in open-ended projects that involve elements of resource and risk management. Students engage in enterprise activities with a ‘real world’ focus. This may involve an element of competition and develop students understanding of product and service design, economic well-being and financial literacy.
OUR HOUSE - Take part in the House competition. portal.gdst.net
Building on skills from the other sections, young people are able to select and a variety of digital tools to support their learning and enhance their work. Through a variety of digital tools students are able to create content, communicate their ideas, collaborate with others and present there learning effectively.
FRIENDLY FEEDBACK - Provide constructive feedback on a friend’s piece of work. portal.gdst.net
COLLABORATIVE HOMEWORK - Collaborate with one or two friends on a joint piece of homework. portal.gdst.net
SKILLS INTERVIEW - Take part in an interview with your teacher about the skills and challenges you have been developing at bronze level. (Complete to move up to Silver) portal.gdst.net
CHALLENGE 1 - Choose something that you find difficult and take on the challenge to learn, complete or succeed in it. portal.gdst.net
Young people work confidently with others in and outside of their friendship group, adapting to different contexts and taking responsibility for their own part. They listen and take account of different views. They form collaborative relationships, managing group dynamics and resolving issues to reach agreed outcomes. Students are also able take the role of leader within a group when necessary to guide the direction of that team to meet the agreed outcome.
OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE - Work on a successful extended team task with people who you don’t usually work with. portal.gdst.net
Young people organise themselves, showing personal responsibility, initiative, and self-management with a commitment to learning and self-improvement. They actively embrace change, responding positively to new priorities and are able to plan and organise their time effectively to achieve goals and deadlines.
Create an avatar which can be used for your profiles in online accounts. portal.gdst.net
TAKING THE LEAD - Take the role of leader in a team task in some aspect of school life. portal.gdst.net
CHARITABLE - Take part in an initiative to raise money for a good cause.
CLUBBING - Regularly take part in a school club of your choice. portal.gdst.net
SEARCH ENGINE - For one piece of homework explain how you devised a good internet search strategy which narrowed your results to a meaningful number and provided 10 really good ‘hits’ on the first page. portal.gdst.net
HOMEWORK REFLECTION - Reflect on the feedback from your teacher for a piece of homework you completed. portal.gdst.net
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MIND MAPPING - Create a mind map for one of your subjects. portal.gdst.net
Young people view creativity not as an innate trait, but a way of thinking to encourage innovation and develop solutions to problems. Students think ‘outside of the box’ and explore different ways of doing things to come up with individual and unique ideas. Students try different ways to tackle a problem, working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value.
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WELL EQUIPPED - Complete an ‘organisation check’ with your teacher. portal.gdst.net
PLAN OF ACTION - Create a plan for a task or project portal.gdst.net
Young people evaluate their strengths and limitations, setting themselves realistic goals with criteria for success. They monitor their own performance and progress, inviting feedback from others and making changes to further their learning. As a result students are able to set themselves targets and make changes where necessary to move forward.
Young people are able to collect, organise and interpret valuable information from a variety of sources to help inform their work and make decisions. Students are able to identify a suitable structure or process to carry out an investigation and then decide the best course of action. Students are able to distinguish between information of value and that which is not and provide evidence to justify and support their decisions.
Young people approach their studies and working life with a ‘can do’ attitude and treat every problem or challenge as an opportunity to learn and develop their own skills and knowledge. Students are able to cope with stress and use a range of strategies to manage pressure and achieve their goals. Therefore, showing persistence, determination and resilience.
Young people are able to approach a task with a positive attitude and are able to formulate a structured approach to solve the problem. Students know what questions to ask and are able to use a wide variety of sources to analyse and answer these questions along with recognised techniques and processes for critical thinking. After considering all possible solutions they are able to justify the best course of action and carry this out.
PERSONAL LEARNING SPACE - Create an effective home study area. portal.gdst.net
SELF-ASSESSED - Provide your own analysis on a piece of homework before you hand it in. portal.gdst.net
Young people actively take part in lessons, express their ideas and opinions in class and listen to the views of others. This will take the form of asking questions and offering answers and the ability to confidently make presentations in front of other people using a variety of methods to convey the message.
DEAR SIR - Communicate formally with someone outside of the school. portal.gdst.net
ECLIPSE - Use the school library catalogue to find information I need for a homework topic. portal.gdst.net
Skills Pledges Wall Chart (PDF) portal.gdst.net
SURVEY – design and carry out a survey. portal.gdst.net
SUBJECT INSPIRATION - Use a technique or something you have learnt in one subject to help you in another. portal.gdst.net
CHOICES - Identify solutions to a problem and choose the best course of action.
CREATIVE HOMEWORK - Complete a piece of homework using a creative approach or technique. portal.gdst.net
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BLOOMING QUESTIONS - Come up with a range of higher order questions for a task or activity. portal.gdst.net