Hello all, Simple one this: by which principles do you choose group numbers for speaking and listening discussion work at Key Stage 4? I currently decide between 3 and 5 students, but I think there is a significant difference between these numbers. 3 students allows for more discussion time for each students and is, I imagine, for allowing varying roles and interaction between the students. In a group of 30 students, though, it takes about 20-25 minutes more for all the groups to present and be peer marked if they are in groups of three. The group is also more affected if (when?) a student is absent. 4 students allows the students to be broadly divided into two groups if necessary, and can perhaps support a weaker student if the more able are skilled at prompting (rather than intimidating!) 5 students potentially allows more for more succinct discussion points from the students, and allows the task to be completed more rapidly (as there are potentially only 6 groups to present rather than 10.) However, do you think 5 students is potentially too many to allow all students to speak at suitable length? Thanks all, your response is appreciated.