A-Level Psychology – Increased Results for Lower Performing Students
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is aimed at teachers working with mixed ability and lower attaining students who are looking to maximise their potential in the upcoming A-Level Psychology exams.
The course covers a range of effective teaching and assessment strategies, monitoring, early intervention and exam technique and approaches that improve confidence, effort and achievement. The course provides a comprehensive toolkit that adds value and will help learners excel in their exam performance.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Utilise techniques to quickly identify underperformance and implement effective support strategies for success in exams
Increased understanding of how to motivate underachieving learners and improve exam performance
How to teach challenging topics
Techniques for tackling synoptic and data handling questions with confidence
Develop effective teaching and learning techniques to help lower ability learners to retain knowledge and better understand concepts
Effective techniques to embed subject knowledge, develop skills and assess work so that lower ability learners thrive. How to get students thinking synoptically
10.00 – 11.15am
Implementing classroom techniques to ensure that lower ability learners understand key concepts.
Develop effective techniques to help lower ability learners to retain knowledge, understand concepts and develop skills.
Exploring active learning to develop skills and retain knowledge
Lesson strategies that address difficult concepts where students experience difficulties
11.15 – 11.30am
Monitoring & early intervention strategies that positively impact on student performance
11.30 – 12.30pm
Techniques to quickly identify underperforming students and implement strategies to effectively support them.
Using a range of monitoring tools to track performance, recognise underachievement and motivate learners.
Explore early intervention strategies that engage learners and develop independent learning skills
Implementing mastery tests to identify students who haven’t grasped the fundamental concepts
Driving student progress through marking and feedback.
12.30 – 1.30pm
The Exams: Practical Strategies to raise attainment levels and enhance exam performance
1.30 – 2.30pm
Embed exam technique into your teaching to enhance the performance of lower ability students
Explore assessment strategies to help learners identify where they need to improve and how to achieve this.
How to effectively use feedback.
Methods to help students understand how the exam are marked and ways to help students use this knowledge
How to tackle questions set in both a theoretical and practical context.
Improve your students’ confidence in being able to analyse, interpret and evaluate information, data and ideas.
2.30 – 2.45pm
Moving lower ability students towards mastery of practical skills
2.45 – 3.40pm
Strategies to enable students to demonstrate these competencies consistently and routinely
Developing and assessing the more challenging skills
Researching, referencing and reporting – skill-building ideas to develop students’ competence in using secondary sources to support planning and conclusion
London | Monday 11 December 2023
London | Monday 04 March 2024
Harriet Ennis is an experienced teacher with over 15 years of leading a Psychology department. She is a ‘Lead Teacher’ co-ordinating ‘stretch and challenge’ in her current school and has been an external examiner for AQA. She has experience of 10 years teaching master classes to students from a variety of different schools; consistently rated as excellent by students and head teachers. Last year she was given an award for public engagement in psychology by the British Psychological Society (BPS). She writes articles and blogs on psychology teaching and is also a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the BPS.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
A-Level Psychology teachers
Heads of Psychology
Heads of Social Science
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course