All the research I’m aware of, and my experience, suggests this to be an excellent idea. The problem is, it can only really work in a sixth-form only school so that teachers can have the same hours, or in a school with designated sixth-form teachers, and then you’ll need teachers prepared to work those hours (which aren’t necessarily family friendly for everybody?). If your school’s in an awkward location then transport might be a problem, too. But if you can surmount those problems, I think it’s a great idea. And in case it’s lost in translation for anybody, ‘sixth-form’ refers to the last two years of high school in the UK, equivalent to grades 11 and 12 🙂
A few more nutshells right here. This term I’ve mostly been focusing on 4, 6, and especially 8.
Hard work, practice, hard work, practice. My Year 13s are testament to the truth of this. IB exams start on Monday: good luck everybody.
An excellent and thought-provoking article from MindShift.