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Teaching AQA GCSE English Language for the First Time

Course Code:
T0211
£269.00+vat

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers new to teaching AQA GCSE English Language. The sessions are designed to improve teachers’ understanding of the AQA specification and ensure their students have the best opportunity to maximise their potential grades. Teachers will receive new teaching approaches and techniques, ideas, as well as key guidance in how to develop with advice on the exam, standards, and best ways to prepare students. It will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective GCSE English Language teacher, focusing on the core areas of reading critically, analysing writer’s methods, and exploring ideas, perspectives, and contextual factors in terms of classroom teaching ideas and preparation for the terminal examinations in these skill areas. Practical strategies will be demonstrated for teaching across a broad range of student GCSE abilities to maintain student best achievement across the range.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Find out about the core concepts, key challenges, levels of the specification and ways to structure your two year course for end result successful outcomes
  • Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice based on current practice
  • Take away effective strategies on how to teach the course to maximise student potential
  • 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

PROGRAMME

Subject Content Of The Specification

10.00 – 10.45am
  • What’s involved in the course? (Reading/Writing/Speaking & Listening)
  • Where can I streamline?
  • What are the standards in each component?
  • Securing key information, Using e-AQA effectively.
  • Exploring the key challenge spots, and ways to structure your teaching to give time to the most demanding sections
  • Component 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing
  • Component 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives
  • Non-exam assessment: Spoken Language

 

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.00am

Component 1: Approaches For Creative Reading And Writing

11.00 – 12.30pm
  • Practical strategies to layer the learning of subject content linking to assessment of C1 & C2
  • Ways to develop the skills students need to demonstrate to read, understand and respond to texts
  • What might excellent teaching of unseen texts look like, to develop students’ analysis skills?
  • How do I know when a student has reached the top of the assessment bands?
  • Teaching lower and higher ability students to ensure success

 

Lunch

12.30 – 1.30pm

Teaching Component 2: Writers’ Viewpoints And Perspectives

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • How to approach the teaching of non-fiction texts: effective, strategies, methods and techniques
  • Teaching ideas with associated questions and resources
  • Making the complexity of for 19th Century texts easy.
  • Techniques to help students construct excellent, coherent written work; where and why they can struggle in GCSE with this skill
  • What are the key points for examination success in component 2?
  • Standards and examiner expectations – How do I know if my students are writing well?

 

Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.45pm

Tackling The Section B Questions

2.45 – 3.15pm
  • Why are Question 5s challenging for many students?
  • Types of examination questions – what to expect and how to achieve good marks
  • Looking at the themes and styles of excellent responses
  • Differentiated approaches to encourage learning and applying skills to the extended writing questions

Planning Your Course And Assessments Over 2 Years

3.15 – 3.45pm
  • Effectively structuring your course to maximise end outcomes
  • How to confidently assess your students, give effective feedback, and ensure they remain on track throughout the two year courses – how to structure for thisv
  • Strategies to prepare your students for the assessments and examination


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

Chris Jones has over fifteen years successful experience working at a variety of levels in the education sector. His key areas of expertise are teaching and learning, curriculum, and English. Chris is an accredited Walkthrus trainer and delivers teacher training and CPD on a wealth of topics. Chris is a senior associate with a leading exam board in English on multiple qualifications, from Functional Skills through to GCSE. Chris is passionate about improving the literacy skills of pupils.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • English RQT’s and NQT’s
  • Teachers new to teaching GCSE English Language

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • 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

Description

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is specifically targeted and designed for all teachers new to teaching AQA GCSE English Language. The sessions are designed to improve teachers’ understanding of the AQA specification and ensure their students have the best opportunity to maximise their potential grades.

Teachers will receive new teaching approaches and techniques, ideas, as well as key guidance in how to develop with advice on the exam, standards, and best ways to prepare students. It will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective GCSE English Language teacher, focusing on the core areas of reading critically, analysing writer’s methods, and exploring ideas, perspectives, and contextual factors in terms of classroom teaching ideas and preparation for the terminal examinations in these skill areas.

Practical strategies will be demonstrated for teaching across a broad range of student GCSE abilities to maintain student best achievement across the range.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Find out about the core concepts, key challenges, levels of the specification and ways to structure your two year course for end result successful outcomes
  • Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice based on current practice
  • Take away effective strategies on how to teach the course to maximise student potential
  • 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

PROGRAMME

Subject Content Of The Specification

10.00 – 10.45am

  • What’s involved in the course? (Reading/Writing/Speaking & Listening)
  • Where can I streamline?
  • What are the standards in each component?
  • Securing key information, Using e-AQA effectively.
  • Exploring the key challenge spots, and ways to structure your teaching to give time to the most demanding sections
  • Component 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing
  • Component 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives
  • Non-exam assessment: Spoken Language

 

Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.00am


Component 1: Approaches For Creative Reading And Writing

11.00 – 12.30pm

  • Practical strategies to layer the learning of subject content linking to assessment of C1 & C2
  • Ways to develop the skills students need to demonstrate to read, understand and respond to texts
  • What might excellent teaching of unseen texts look like, to develop students’ analysis skills?
  • How do I know when a student has reached the top of the assessment bands?
  • Teaching lower and higher ability students to ensure success

 

Lunch

12.30 – 1.30pm


Teaching Component 2: Writers’ Viewpoints And Perspectives

1.30 – 2.30pm

  • How to approach the teaching of non-fiction texts: effective, strategies, methods and techniques
  • Teaching ideas with associated questions and resources
  • Making the complexity of for 19th Century texts easy.
  • Techniques to help students construct excellent, coherent written work; where and why they can struggle in GCSE with this skill
  • What are the key points for examination success in component 2?
  • Standards and examiner expectations – How do I know if my students are writing well?

 

Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.45pm


Tackling The Section B Questions

2.45 – 3.15pm

  • Why are Question 5s challenging for many students?
  • Types of examination questions – what to expect and how to achieve good marks
  • Looking at the themes and styles of excellent responses
  • Differentiated approaches to encourage learning and applying skills to the extended writing questions

Planning Your Course And Assessments Over 2 Years

3.15 – 3.45pm

  • Effectively structuring your course to maximise end outcomes
  • How to confidently assess your students, give effective feedback, and ensure they remain on track throughout the two year courses – how to structure for thisv
  • Strategies to prepare your students for the assessments and examination

Additional information

Location and Date

London | Monday 15 July 2024

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