This updated course is designed to help develop high quality student answers in preparation for the Component 2 written paper. The day focuses on deconstructing the paper, completing a deep dive into discursive answering, unpicking criteria and, using feedback to highlight areas of student strength and weakness, applying this to the delivery of written work. We look at how to select the most appropriate sections from the Anthology works in order to maximise achievement, as well as providing exciting ideas for embedding the necessary learning and techniques in the classroom.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Discover motivating ways to build strong answers for the Choreography question
Developing Writing frames for building strong Section B answers.
Find out the most useful sections of the Anthology works to concentrate on, to focus your students’ answers
Learn how to discuss lighting and the trickier aural settings within the Anthology.
Learn how to build 6 mark movement questions from across the Anthology
Take away some great strategies for making the 12 mark questions
Course overview: Key messages
10.00 – 10.20am
Feedback from the latest exam and key findings from examiners report
Grade boundaries: what to expect at each level
Getting to grips with Section A
10.20 – 11.20am
Preparing your students: where and why students struggle in this section
Techniques to boost student’s performance
Concise answering: looking at a range of possible exam style questions and how to answer
Discussion: coffee break
11.20 – 11.35am
Section B: 6 mark performance and choreography answers
11.35 – 12.45pm
Understanding the mark scheme and criteria to improve longer responses-
Ensuring the students understand the assessment objectives.
Methods to help students demonstrate knowledge and skills clearly and concisely.
Strategies to prepare your students using a writing frame
Lunch and informal discussion
12.45 – 1.45pm
Section C Anthology:
1.45 – 2.15pm
Selecting the most useful sections from the Anthology works for focused learning
Understanding how the focus sections support meaning and interpretation
Approaches for teaching the Dance Anthology which allow success across the ability range
Drawing out movement and production features
Section C: Building 6 mark movement answers
2.15 – 2.30pm
Selecting appropriate movement phrases to strengthen student understanding and responses
Methods to build and develop answers by using a writing frame.
Discussion: afternoon tea
2.30 – 2.45pm
Section C: Building 12 mark answers
2.45 – 3.45pm
Building strong production feature answers
Building strong compare and contrast answers: what the examiners are looking for and how to teach these skill
Looking closely at the mark schemes and addressing the feedback from recent examination series
Acronyms for achievement
Plenary and depart
London | Friday 18 November 2022
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Kathy Sexton has been teaching Dance in mixed state comprehensive schools for 34 years during which time she has also been aa Head of Dance and Head of Performing Arts. She is a Specialist Leader in Education for Dance with extensive examining experience, particularly at GCSE level and a highly experienced presenter for teacher training provision by one of the major examination boards, Keynote, Arts Pool and East London Dance.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Heads of Dance
All teachers of GCSE Dance
PGCE Dance students and NQTs
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course