AQA A-Level Sociology: Raising the Attainment of Weaker Students
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This new course is designed for all teachers of AQA A Level Sociology, this course will present strategies, resources and techniques to raise attainment levels of weaker A Level Sociology students, and build their confidence without sacrificing academic rigour or ambition.
Teachers will leave with a number of practical ideas, approaches, methods and also exam techniques that can be immediately implemented with weaker students back in school.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Take away practical templates to raise attainment of weaker A Level students
Explore and take away practical strategies, ideas and inspiration to motivate and inspire weaker students to perform to their fullest potential in exams
Gain teaching activities which develop the key sociological skills and recall of knowledge necessary
Develop ways to support weaker students to access the course content
Gain a range of exam techniques, tactics, and revision techniques specifically tailored to the weaker student
Meeting the Needs of weaker A Level Sociology Students to raise performance
10.00 – 11.00am
Meeting Strategies to build confidence in design and approach to assessment, testing and feedback
Effective use of metacognitive strategies and the benefits of setting aside deliberate time for metacognition discussion
11.00 – 11.20am
Key practical strategies, resources and activities for weaker students
11.20 – 12.30pm
Building terminology, Sociology language as a primary strategy to decrease stress
Ways to build Key Sociologists knowledge and understanding
Evaluation and application skills
Effective note taking strategies
Building Independent consolidation tasks
Practical strategies which most motivate and engage students to understand and apply the depth of knowledge required.
Developing a toolbox of activities which develop key skills and knowledge for the A Level Course.
Planning in phases and chunking knowledge.
12.30 – 1.30pm
Accessing the curriculum: Scaffolding strategies and retention of knowledge
1.30 – 2.15pm
Developing ways to support weaker students to access the course content – Scaffolding up.
Chunking content – using questions as a focus for students
Developing your range of practical scaffolding strategies
Using Knowledge organisers to support understanding and recall
Embedding retrieval practice into lessons.
The role of homework to reinforce learning.
Discussion and sharing of best practice and new ideas/coffee break
2.45 – 2.50pm
The Exams: A Repertoire of Exam Techniques for the Weaker Student
2.50 – 3.40pm
Techniques, resources, methods to apply with the weaker student that can be immediately used
Common mistakes which prevent weaker students from accessing middle and top band marks.
Focus on the 20- and 30-mark questions: Developing a chain of reasoning and sign posting the assessment objectives to the examiner.
Focus on Methods in Context: techniques for the weaker student to understanding how the structure is different to other essays and how to reach the top band of marks.
London | Friday 24 November 2023
London | Monday 11 March 2024