Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Generative artificial intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now widespread and easy to access. Staff, pupils and parents/carers may be familiar with generative chatbots such as ChatGPT and Google Bard. Sir John Lawes recognises that AI has many uses to help pupils learn, but may also lend itself to cheating and plagiarism.
Pupils may use AI tools:
- As a research tool to help them find out about new topics and ideas
- When specifically studying and discussing AI in schoolwork, for example in IT lessons or art homework about AI-generated images. All AI-generated content must be properly attributed
Pupils may not use AI tools:
- During assessments, including internal and external assessments and coursework
- To write their homework or class assignments, where AI-generated text is presented as their own work
- As an alternative to engaging in practical learning.
Scholars’ Education Trust and all of its schools considers any unattributed use of AI-generated text or imagery to be plagiarism, and will follow our plagiarism procedures as set out in our exam and plagiarism guidelines.