Knole Scholar is a stimulating opportunity for students to gain house-points through academia. As we acclimatise back to normality, we want the studious, independent efforts of many to endure within school. Virtual learning and a freedom to explore across a range of academic texts, both within and beyond the school curriculum, have allowed students to gain a new sense of confidence and ownership over their education. We regard these experiences to learning as important in the development of our students and therefore, the Teaching and Learning Team have devised Knole Scholar as a way to continue this thirst for knowledge.
Students can choose to specialise in one or many subjects of their choice. They are encouraged to ask challenging and relevant questions, showcasing curiosity and critical thinking. Scholarly students should be consistently reflective by acting on feedback given, both orally and in their written work. Independent research that can be shared with peers and teachers is necessary for intellectual and emotional growth. Acquiring new and ambitious vocabulary will occur that can then be implemented into their classwork, building a sophisticated vernacular for further education.
For each year group, there are two Teacher Champions who will monitor students’ progress and award accordingly. For every five points, a student receives a house-point. The rewards go further in terms of how much they will gain from asking challenging questions, responding to feedback and sharing findings as their confidence and knowledge expands.