Kognity Customer story
Repton School is a non-selective international private school in Dubai. Repton prides itself on its inclusivity – with a student body spanning 80 nationalities – and its ‘Outstanding’ status and results. Matt Broderick is Head of Biology, Head of House and Head of Year at Repton School, having worked as Head of Science for almost ten years at schools across the Middle East. He is an accomplished author, having 21 titles to his name.
Matt used Kognity for three years at his previous school and was quick to introduce his Repton IBDP Biology class to its intelligent textbooks. He has now inspired the rest of the staffroom to teach with Kognity.
Providing consistency in a changing environment
Kognity encourages independent learning, putting students in control of their learning journey. Its smart contents page allows them to track their own progress, no matter their starting position. This can be particularly important for students who have had a disrupted school experience, either through changing schools or high staff turnover. Matt says:
Breaking down language barriers
Having English as an additional language shouldn’t be a barrier to learning. Kognity provides the tools that students need to succeed, no matter their first language. Matt’s students find Kognity’s glossary invaluable:
Supporting staff wellbeing
The pressures on teachers are well documented –parental expectations; an overwhelming amount of content to cover; seemingly endless lessons to plan. This can increase staff turnover in a school and lead to decreased motivation. Matt thinks Kognity has the answers:
Boosting student confidence
At Repton School, students are always looking for ways to challenge themselves, particularly when it comes to self-study outside of the classroom. With Kognity, students have a huge bank of practice questions available to them to ensure they have everything covered. Matt appreciates the transparency of the platform, which enables him to assess their progress. He even reported that, thanks to Kognity, one of his students has answered three-to-four thousand questions and has decided to become a biologist:
Using data positively
Carefully collected data provides teachers with unrivalled insight into students’ progress. Matt uses his Kognity data to see where students might need more support, but also to give praise to those students working hard.