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Experts broaden knowledge

Clare Boddy, left, (Educational Audiologist and Pre-school teacher of the deaf) and Catherine Waites (teacher of the deaf) with the IGCSE students.  (Lin)

Clare Boddy, left, (Educational Audiologist and Pre-school teacher of the deaf) and Catherine Waites (teacher of the deaf) with the IGCSE students. (Lin)

Year 11 students at Caistor Yarborough Academy are in the second year of their Cambridge IGCSE Global Perspectives course, aimed at developing independent learning skills through research based tasks on a broad range of topics.

Students have a free choice and, as there are no text 
books to refer to, have to investigate each piece of work through research, asking experts and setting up interviews with individuals who can extend their knowledge.

They are currently 
working on a collaborative report based around the topic of language and communication.

The question they are focusing on is “Should 
the profoundly deaf use medical technology to 
‘hear’ when the hearing 
could embrace sign language?”

Clare Boddy, from the North Lincolnshire Hearing Support Team, and Catherine Waites, a teacher for the deaf, visited the school to help the students produce a balanced report.

“I found the experience very beneficial in that 
it broadened my knowledge of the deaf education 
system,” said 16-year-old Chloe Apps.

“The experience will 
not only aid me in writing 
my report, it has also 
made me more 
‘deaf aware’.”

 

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