Mastery Learning

Mastery and metacognition are central to our teaching approach at Dormers Wells High School, as students have a broad curriculum to master and need of larger stores of knowledge.

It is essential that students have an understanding of how they learn best and a repertoire of techniques to revise and revisit previously learned material. In addition, these strategies provide students with a deeper, more thorough level of knowledge, as well as a greater understanding of themselves as learners, that will support them throughout and beyond education. This fits in with our spiral curriculum model where knowledge and skills are repeated over time.

Please find links to metacognitive strategies that can help you with mastering your own knowledge and will support your revision.

Concrete Examples

Dual Coding



Retrieval Practice

Spaced Practice