Welcome to the London Nautical School Department of English and Drama Achievement centre.
From here you can see an overview of everything you can achieve in your learning – and to the right you can see a list of everything you’ve already achieved.
How does it work?
- When you submit something for assessment your teacher will evaluate it against the published criteria. You can submit work for assessment at any time.
- The criteria is published in conjunction with each achievement badge, along with samples of other students’ work that has met the criteria, so you can be clear about the standards that are expected.
- If your work successfully meets the criteria then your teacher will award you that badge. You will receive an email, it will be added to your Credly account and it will show up on the right side of the page whenever you log into this site.
- If you want to know more of what is required to unlock an achievement, simply click on its icon or title.
- Use the menus at the top of the page to navigate to different stages of achievement. When you have completed the required number of achievements at one stage, you are automatically eligible to attempt the more advanced achievements at the next stage. You will be automatically notified of this. You do not have to wait until you are in Year 8 or Year 9 to begin to attempt the next stage of work.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What happened to Levels? The Department for Education has removed the levels system from the curriculum. We see this as a brilliant opportunity to replace the old abstract system with something that offers much greater clarity and precision. We will still track students’ progress as we always have – but now when a student achieves something in English at the London Nautical School, everyone will know exactly what it is, and at what standard.
- How do I know how well I’m doing? Firstly, the achievements are not easy to unlock – so attaining them in the first place is a good sign. You can also click on the badge to see the criteria that was used to assess your work, examples of other work that has achieved this standard and a list of others who have achieved the same.
- What if I’ve achieved everything in Stage 3 and Key Stage 3 isn’t finished? We’ve set Stage 3 to be equivalent to a C in GCSE. This is a worthwhile goal for anyone in Key Stage 3, but will take some work to achieve. If a student attains all achievements at Stage 3, we’ll introduce a Mastery stage to keep you growing.
- Do I have to wait for a teacher to tell me before I submit work for assessment? No. If you have completed work that you believe meets the criteria for an achievement, then we encourage you to pass it on to your teacher at any time – then you are free to go ahead and achieve higher levels.
- What if I don’t achieve, do I get more than one chance? Yes, If you don’t achieve a badge that you are going for, then you will be given further opportunities to try again in the future. Your teacher will give you feedback about what you have to do to improve your work to meet the criteria and work with you until you are able to do so.
- Will everyone gain the same badges at the same time? Not necessarily. Sometimes students will still be working towards unlocking a Stage 1 achievement while others in their class are working on achievements at higher stages. The important thing is that everyone is striving to improve on their own personal best.
- Do I have to achieve all the badges at one level before I can move on to the next one? No, but you do have to score a minimum number of points in each learning area (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Drama) before you can progress to the next stage in that area of learning. Edutronic will notify you automatically when you’ve unlocked a Stage in each learning area.
- When can I start? You can start right now – click on one of the buttons at the top of the page to see what badges you can unlock. Use your school login information so you can access your own personal portfolio of achievements – as well as see which ones you have left to unlock.
What is still to come?
- We’re adding new badges all the time, and we welcome your ideas as to what you would like to see rewarded in your English and Drama learning
- Key Stage 4 achievements will be added.
- Cultural badges and High Achiever badges will be added.
- Major badges will be embroidered and awarded to students who will have the option of wearing them on their school jumper.
- Read Mr Waugh’s journal entry, exploring how these badges work in the context of a case study