Sudbury-based marketing agency, Mackman, has developed a web-based alternative to homework for Philip Morant School and College. The school now leaves the decision to complete extra learning down to individual students.
Launched in April 2017, and named ‘Prove It+’, the non-compulsory online tool has been created to encourage and develop independent study through activities. The platform’s goal is to teach students transferable skills and develop their independence.
With previous experience in the education sector, including its award-winning work with Harlow College, Mackman developed the web-based app to be user-friendly, practical and responsive for all users at the school, across multiple devices.
Mackman’s Technical Director, James Royce said, “We were especially keen to respond to the potential of positively impacting on student learning and development.”
Since it went live, the site has had nearly 30,000 visits, and 18,000 during this academic year alone. Using an engaging format, the Prove It+ site currently hosts 2,969 tasks for students to complete. Activities are separated into the seven year groups, and broken down further by subjects and skills. After completing a task, students are encouraged to fill in an electronic postcard to record their activities, which also notifies the relevant teaching staff.
In addition to curriculum-based activities, Prove It+ also has tasks available that support community and charity awareness too.