Teaching Pearson Edexcel A-Level French for the First Time
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers new to teaching Pearson A-Level French. The sessions are designed to ensure their students have the best opportunity to maximise their potential grades and improve teachers’ understanding of the Pearson A-Level.
Teachers will receive new teaching approaches and techniques, ideas, as well as key guidance in how to develop with advice on the standards of A-Level and best ways to prepare students with the exam as the endgame. Practical strategies will be demonstrated for teaching across a broad range of student A-Level abilities.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice from an experienced practitioner
Take away effective strategies on how to teach the course to maximise student potential
Find out about the core concepts, key challenges, levels of the specification and ways to structure your course for successful end result outcomes
Examine lots of ideas to stimulate classroom delivery and performance
Discuss examples of student work and how to prepare students to get the maximise possible marks
Subject content of the specification
10.00 – 10.40am
What’s involved in the Pearson A-Level French course? (Listening/Reading/Translation/Writing/Speaking)
Where can I streamline?
What are the standards in each component?
Exploring the key challenge spots, and ways to structure your teaching to give time to the most demanding sections
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation
Paper 3: Speaking
10.40 – 11.00am
Paper 1: Teaching approaches to Listening, reading and translation
11.00 – 12.00pm
Practical strategies to layer the learning of subject content linking to assessment of listening and reading
Ways to develop the skills students need to demonstrate for Section A: Listening
What might excellent teaching of Section B: Reading look like to develop students’ open-response skills?
Strategies to support students using unseen French texts, and ensuring accuracy in language, avoiding translation errors into English
12.00 – 1.00pm
Assessing pupils’ readiness for Paper 1
1.00 – 2.00pm
How do I know when a student has reached the top of the assessment bands?
Teaching lower and higher ability students to ensure success
Gain understanding of the ways and means that students may listen and respond and how to plan for this
Effective methods to assess progress and attainment in reading and listening
2.00 – 2.15pm
Tackling Paper 2: Written response to works and translation
2.15 – 2.45pm
Why is the written paper challenging for many students?
Types of examination questions – what to expect and how to achieve good marks
Looking at the prescribed literary texts and films, focusing on justifying points of view
Differentiated approaches to encourage learning and using critical and analytical skills for the written response and translation
Teaching Paper 3: The Speaking Paper
2.45 – 3.45pm
How to approach the teaching of the discussion: effective, strategies, methods and techniques for each of the four themes
Teaching ideas with associated questions and resources for the independent research presentation
Making complicated topic areas easy.
What are the key points for examination success in the discussion on independent research?
London | Monday 20 November 2023
London | Tuesday 05 March 2024
Please select your preferred date
Katherine Golding is an MFL teacher of longstanding experience, and have successfully prepared students for GCSE (AQA), A-Level (Edexcel) and Pre-U examinations in French in current and previous iterations of the respective specifications. She has taught in a range of schools and had equal success with students from all backgrounds. She currently teaches French and German at Magdalen College School, Brackley, and am an examiner for both Pearson and AQA.
Prior to the pandemic, the results of her cohorts were sufficiently strong for the 2020 algorithm to raise the grades submitted. Students in my cohorts have gone on to study languages at Oxbridge, as well as other Russell Group universities. She has both current and historic experience and success in training teachers and PGCE students in the skills needed to teach exam classes.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
ECTs in MFL
Teachers who are about to start teaching Pearson A Level French
Teachers who are in their first couple of years of teaching Pearson A Level French
Teachers seeking to increase their confidence in their teaching of A Level French
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course