In defence of breadth - James Webb writes in School House Magazine

20th September, 2021

Senior Deputy Head James Webb has been published in the latest edition of School House Magazine in which he highlights the benefits of a broad curriculum in school. To view the full article follow the link below. 

The phrase ‘Jack of all trades, master of none…’ has found its place in our language as something of an insult. However, the full quotation was originally a compliment by continuing ‘…though oftentimes better than a master of one’. 

While we remain fans of Common Entrance in general, Port Regis is not the only prep school in the past three to four years to spend time reviewing its curriculum, reassessing the weighting dedicated to different subjects, and refining its overall academic offer.

This phenomenon was already underway pre-pandemic as the introduction of the ISEB Pre-Test indirectly encouraged an increase in the amount of time spent on the English and maths in Year 5, perhaps also the amount of homework in those subjects, or maybe both.

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