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									Investigating the views of Year 6 students
  at Oxley Park Primary School – school
    subjects and important qualities in
                 teachers.


                 By
               Mitchell
              Schofield
Introduction
 I was interested in this project because people
  in school often complain about the subjects
  they are doing, so I wanted to investigate
  why.
 I chose this project because I wanted teachers

  to see what qualities their pupils really want to
  see in a teacher. I also wanted to research
  into favourite and least favourite subjects.
Methods for School Subjects
 I designed an open ended questionnaire to
find out what year 6 students thought about
the different subjects.
I handed out the questionnaires in class.

I explained that it was double sided and to fill

in all questions.
I collected the completed questionnaires on

the same day.
I then collated the results.
Methods for Teachers Attributes
   I used a diamond ranking sheet and wrote
    out 9 attributes of a teacher that needed to
    be ranked from most to least important.
   I interviewed several year 6 students and
    asked them to rate the 9 attributes from most
    to least important using the diamond ranking.
   I tallied the results using a 5-4-3-2-1 scoring
Sets fair homework
Exciting
Lots of activities           most important
Encouraging
Happy and smiling
Keeps control of the class
Kind
fair to everyone
Group work




                               least important
Results.
Q 1) Do you like school?




All 20 pupils responded ‘yes’.
 Results

Q 2) What is your favourite subject?
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       5

       4

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There were a variety of subjects that students
enjoyed. Maths and Art were the most popular.
Results
   Q 3) Why do you like the subject




   25% of pupils thought their favourite subject
    was fun
Results
Q 4) Is it possible to make the subject more
enjoyable?
                   14
                   12
                   10
                   8
           votes
                   6                                  Series1
                                                      Series2
                   4
                   2
                   0
                        yes      no       sometimes
                              catogries




Almost 75% of people thought the subject
could be made more enjoyable
Results
   Q 5) Do you think the teachers make lessons
    enjoyable?

            20

            15

        votes
            10
                                        Series1

            5

            0
                 yes               no
                       catogries



   Most students felt that the teachers already
    make the lessons enjoyable
Results
Q 6)
 Of the two students who said ‘no’ the reasons

  were
 ‘Because its like word after word’ and

  ‘Because we need to do more fun things’
Results
   Diamond Ranking of Teachers Qualities

          25
          20
          15
          10
          5
          0                   Series1
Results
Diamond Ranking continued..
 Group work was not rated high by any

  students.
 The highest scoring attributes were for

  teachers who were ‘Happy and smiling’ and
  ‘Kept control of the class’
Conclusion
   Most students seem to like school
   The most popular subject was maths. I found
    this surprising as I don’t find it fun myself.
    Students who like sums, adding up and
    problem solving said they enjoyed maths.
   The next most popular subject was Art with
    reasons given that it was fun or they liked
    drawing.
   Year 6 students want teachers that are happy
    and smiling but who can keep control of the
    class.
Thank you for watching my
 presentation

								
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