Academic excellence is at the heart of Calling Education’s identity. This can only be a reality if teachers and students maintain the right mind-set. There are many examples of learners from academically unsupportive backgrounds who excel thanks to sheer grit and commitment to hard work. That same work ethic is expected from learners.
The question is whether schools, in general, are structured in a way that promotes self-discipline and autonomous learning. How can schools really help learners develop the ability to study? We deliberately aim to develop the ability and discipline to study autonomously by making study periods and digital learning platform interactions part of the school day. The aim of this approach is not merely to help learners get good marks, but to prepare them for studying at a tertiary level where these abilities are even more important.
A range of initiatives is in place to promote academic excellence, including:
- Mind-set investments in teachers and learners
- Deliberate promotion of autonomous learning
- Integration of digital study platforms and responsible use of technology
- Timely intervention strategies based on diagnostic testing
- In-class streaming
- Integrating flipped classroom and blended learning principles
- Extended school day
- Period length variations
- Optional Learning Centre hours