Pearson GCSE Maths: How to Help Students to Get Grades 7-9
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This new course is focused on meeting the demands of the higher level marking bands across all components. It examines the characteristics of work produced by students working at the highest levels and provides a range of teaching approaches and materials designed to ensure students achieve 7-9 in Pearson GCSE Maths.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Gain an informed understanding of what is required to achieve grades 7-9
Explore ideas and approaches that enable students to reach the highest grades possible in all 3 exam components
Understand the assessment demands of the Pearson GCSE Maths specification
Develop practical strategies for meeting the requirements of the higher bands across all components
Find out more about where marks are gained and lost
Increase confidence in preparing candidates to achieve Grades 7-9
Focused Deep Dive On The Demands Of The Pearson GCSE Specification
10.00 – 10.40am
Examine the assessment demands of all components including the use of assessment objectives as a framework for assessment
Consider the most effective models for delivery of the course to ensure effective assessment practice across 2 years and in all components
Do current students know what they need to do to ensure that they achieve the maximum grades
Explore feedback from the most recent exam series – How did your students perform, what went well and what needs to change for 2024?
10.40 – 11.00am
Achieving Grades 7 – 9 in Pearson GCSE Maths: what does it involve?
11.00 – 11.45am
Review characteristics of Grades 7 – 9 students
Grades 7, 8, and 9; what are the differences between these?
Exploring the content of this paper that will particularly fire the imagination of very able students
Exam Questions And Strategies To Support High Level Students
11.45 – 1.00pm
Identifying the range of question types on 1MA1/1H, 1MA1/2H, and 1MA1/3H
Problems created by not reading the question fully – examples of how marks are lost
Potential 7 – 9 – candidates – maximising all the marks available
1.00 – 2.00pm
Maximising Outcomes and Accessing Top Level Marks
2.00 – 3.00pm
How to achieve the highest grades tackling Algebra; Ratio, Proportion and Rates; Geometry and Measures
Review examples of typical question types for the highest weighted topics: what do top level students need to do?
Characteristics of the most successful candidates in maths
Boosting students from a grade 5/6 to a 7-9 grade
3.00 – 3.05pm
Strategies To Really Stretch Top End Students
3.05 – 3.40pm
Discover ways to take a good mathematician and make them great
How to structure lessons that allows for student autonomy
Creating opportunities to learn from peers, and using the resources available within your school