Wyke Sixth Form College
Information Systems Manager
for Teaching and Learning
Teacher of Psychology
Bloom-ing great, flipping fantastic.
Stretch the top end,
encourage personal skill
development and give
development to learner.
Create a simple and
effective method of
Flip some content for
students to ‘learn’ out of
Every lesson you will have a set of learning
objectives which are designed to help you
move up the thinking ladder.
The thinking ladder helps you to learn by
developing your skills.
You start at the bottom and as your learning
progresses you will gradually make your way
towards the top.
The skills at the bottom
(REMEMBERING, UNDERSTANDING &
APPLYING) are the basic skills you need to
pass. As you move upwards you access the
harder skills (ANALYSING, EVALUATING &
CREATING). It is these skills which will help
you to access the higher grades!
Developing opinions, judgements & decisions.
Critical thinking skills.
Separating a whole an examining it’s
component parts or features.
Using facts, rules, principles and applying them to
examples or to solve a problem.
Organisation and selection of facts, information
Combining or organising information to form a
new whole or create something new.
Identification and recall of information. Also
known as Knowledge!
During lessons, if you have finished
your main tasks, you will be directed to
choose a task from the Thinking
Ladder. You may choose a task from
any of the skills pockets, depending on
how confident you feel about what we
have been learning in class. In each
pocket you will find a series of
tasks, you need to choose one of them
The aim is to try and push yourself to
the higher skills. If you feel confident
enough and want to access the higher
grades, you could push yourself to the
more advanced skills pockets.
*aka Assessment for Learning cards
- multi-choice quiz on previous
- RAG rating of prior learning
- Quick check of learning
- RAG rating of confidence on task
- Full class responses to questions
Plenary / Mini-plenary
- RAG rating of confidence against
aims and objectives
- Check learning (MCQ / Jeopardy