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AQA A-Level Sociology: Reviewing the Summer 2023 Exams and Preparing for Success in 2024

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This new course for all teachers of AQA A-Level Sociology will explore how you can turn the lessons to be learnt from the 2023 series into an opportunity for positive change moving forward. This interactive course will support and challenge teachers in equal measures. You will leave with a through overview of the main lessons to be learnt from the 2023 examinations and a wide range of ideas, methods and approaches to prepare students to maximise their potential in 2024. Particular emphasis will be made on the demands that were not met as well as they could have been and the implications this has for A-Level teaching and learning


  • Understand the main lessons to be learnt from the 2023 examinations
  • Gain an informed overview of key areas of concern
  • Learn new and innovative  ways to deliver areas that target the areas of concern
  • Experience and try out novel pedagogy
  • Produce a strategic approach to maximise student success in 2024


Extracting the Key Messages

10.00 – 10.45am
  •  Analysing essential takeaways from the 2023 examinations
  • Aligning key messages with actual exam questions and student responses
  • Identifying factors contributing to challenging areas
  • Reflecting on potential improvements in content delivery

Understanding Influential Factors in Examination Success

10.45 – 11.30pm
  • Investigating the predominant factors affecting success
  • In-depth exploration of challenging questions from all papers
  • Analysing extended questions and identifying problematic sections
  • Formulating actionable strategies: What to do? How to execute?

Morning Break

11.30 – 11.50am

Mastering Extended Response Questions

11.50 – 12.40pm
  • Bridging the gap between student responses and exam board expectations
  • Strategies to decipher and meet the demands of the question
  • Navigating synoptic elements within questions
  • AO3 Clinic: Incorporating debates into Sociology; enhancing synoptic skills



12.40 – 1.40pm

Excellent Departmental Evaluation

1.40 – 2.30pm
  • Dealing with questions in the manner that A-Level Sociology expects
  • Employing innovative methods to prepare students for questions
  • Deciphering where marks were lost
  • Implementing strategies to minimize errors and oversights


Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.40pm

Moving forward and Maximising Success in 2024

2.40 – 3.30pm
  • Producing an actionable plan to maximise student achievement in 2024
  • Specific lessons to be learnt and how to prevent them from happening again
  • Ensuring whole department success- managing staff and developing a progressive teaching culture that organically learns and improves





London | Friday 13 October 2023

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London | Friday 13 October 2023

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


To Be Confirmed


  • Teachers of AQA A Level Sociology
  • Heads of Department
  • Prospective or new teachers of AQA A-Level Sociology


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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