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A-Level

Teaching AQA A-Level Business for the First Time

Course Code:
9440
£269.00+vat

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Are you teaching AQA A-Level business for the first time, and wish to improve your subject knowledge? Do you wish to strengthen your delivery and confidence, to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for your students? As well as developing subject knowledge we will suggest how you can integrate inspiring and engaging practical activities and projects into your lessons. We also cover how to tackle the trickier topics such as internationalisation and finance. The course will cover starters, plenaries, assessment and will suggest a range of practical ideas which can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Discover ways to plan effective lessons that engage mixed ability learners
  • Develop knowledge and abilities to carry out effective AQA A Level Business teaching
  • Find ways to deliver the trickier topics of the AQA A Level Business specification
  • Practice assessment and target setting
  • Share ideas for lessons with fellow business teachers
  • Reflect on your own practice and identify ways to improve it

PROGRAMME

Getting to grips with AQA A-Level Business specification

10.00 – 10.30am
  • Discover ways to set high standards to affect student outcomes
  • Find ways to use relatable case studies to build on students’ prior knowledge
  • Anticipate common misconceptions
  • How to teach business terminology, exposing students to higher tier business words and phrases
  • Discuss effective ways to use modelling, explanations and scaffolding
  • Find ways to use past papers and examiner reports to support teaching the AQA A Level specification

Starters and Plenaries and Everything In-between

10.30 – 11.00am
  • Discover exciting starters to engage learners
  • Find effective plenaries to check understanding
  • Practice use of mini plenaries to improve lesson outcomes
  • Discuss the use of flipped learning tasks to challenge your students to achieve their potential in the subject
  • Develop ideas for effective exit tickets

 

Morning Break

11.00 – 11.20am

Internationalisation and Finance – Tackling the Trickier Topics

11.20 – 12.30pm
  • Develop winning ways with relatable company financial data
  • Practice easy ways to teach analysis of graphs and charts in exam case studies
  • Find methods of teaching the key theories using diagrams
  • Explore ways to use retrieval in lessons to boost attainment

 

Lunch

12.30 – 1.30pm

Assessment and Target Setting

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • Ways to use cold calling in AQA A level Business lessons
  • Discuss how to plan formative assessment tasks linked to lesson objectives
  • Drawing conclusions about student understanding by looking at patterns of performance
  • Discover ways to structure tasks to enable the identification of knowledge gaps and misconceptions
  • Using self-assessment and peer marking effectively in business lessons

 

Afternoon Break

2.20 – 2.15pm

Preparing Students for Exams

2.15 – 3.30pm
  • Tips for success on the AQA A Level Business exams
  • Find out about revision techniques to teach in class
  • Discover time management techniques to help your students make best use of their revision time
  • Practicing ways to encourage students to trade up terms in their essays
  • Embedding digital revision techniques into lessons and research

Location/Date

London | Monday 25 March 2024

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London | Monday 25 March 2024

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.

COURSE LEADER

Sarah Hilton has been a business teacher and examiner for over two decades. She also works for OCR as the subject consultant in the design of new business qualifications. She has taught in mainstream and private schools in the North and the South of the UK and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She is a teacher trainer and regularly visits schools giving Business revision sessions to GCSE and A level Students. She writes for the EBEA and was also the author of ZigZag Education’s very popular eRevision software.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • ECTs teaching AQA A-Level Business
  • PGCE Students teaching AQA A-Level Business
  • Non-subject specialists teaching AQA A-Level Business
  • A-Level Business teachers who are considering switching exam boards to AQA

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full 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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