Upon arrival at BROWNS, each student is issued with a BROWNS passport. This is an important part of the students’ study at BROWNS as it is a means by which teachers can give regular and specific feedback to students on their individual strengths and weaknesses.
Students must have their BROWNS passport in order to participate in the Accelerate programme. Every day, every BROWNS student has a designated hour on their schedule for Accelerate study. In this hour, students can choose what they wish to study. CORE class teachers guide this by writing in the students’ passports throughout the week, recommending areas for that week’s Accelerate practice.
When a student has chosen an activity, they hand their passport into the supervising teacher. Teachers can then use this passport to gauge their students’ progress, in addition to suggesting areas or skills that warrant further attention during Accelerate.
Students can select from Speaking workshops or study of Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing, Listening or Functional Usage. This is a guided independent learning period whereby students can independently choose to work on and improve skill groups or weak areas as identified by themselves or their teacher.