At the beginning of second term, personalisation of writing was implemented. This was done using two methods. Ability grouping for writing conventions, and interest based for writing genres.
Writing conventions groups were created in the same way as maths workshop groups, using Adaptive On Demand Testing. As with maths, a large spread was identified across the 100 students. This has allowed targeted teaching to the specific needs of the students. This is Personalisation For the Learner.
Student input was relied on heavily when determining the genres studied in the High Interest groups. This was achieved using a Google Survey with a range of questions relating to the different genres of writing. The topics have rotated on a four to five week basis with students being able to nominate from four different workshops each time. This could best be described as Personalisation By the Learner.