This new course is designed to improve student performance in the A level examination by focusing on what went well and not so well in 2019 and by suggesting appropriate teaching and intervention strategies to maximise student performance. These will include teaching tips and suggestions of different approaches to tackling all aspects of the examination in order to make preparations easier and more profitable.


  • Gain insight into what examiners are looking for and how to get your students to the top levels
  • Take away useful teaching ideas to optimise student performance in the classroom and the examination
  • Increase confidence in teachers and students about skills needed to succeed
  • Develop a greater awareness of what the highest A level grades entail
  • Find out different approaches to gain success
COURSE DATE London | Wednesday 4 December 2019
London | Tuesday 10 March 2020
  • Heads of MFL
  • Heads of French
  • Teachers of AQA A level French
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • 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
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


10.00 – 11.00am
Feeding back from 2019

  • What went well and what interventions might be needed for greater success
  • Common errors and solutions to eradicate them
  • Suggestions for the classroom and beyond to boost performance

11.00 – 11.15am
Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 12.00pm
What makes an A and an A* grade with AQA?

  • Skills needed to achieve the highest grades in each examination
  • Coping with the demands of content – the challenging topics
  • Techniques to ensure the best students can cope with the language demands for top grades
  • What can get the candidates noticed by examiners

12.00 – 1.00pm
The challenge of the speaking examination

  • What makes an outstanding Individual research project?
  • How to cope with the cards and the sub-themes
  • Spontaneous speech – approaches for teaching the skill so it really is spontaneous

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch & informal discussion

2.00 – 3.00pm
The challenge of the Writing examination

  • Helping students use their skills differently for Paper 2
  • How to write outstanding literature and film essays
  • Coping with the demands of content and language in the written exam: what you can do as teachers
  • Grammar and accuracy: what AQA expect and approaches in the classroom

3.00 – 3.15pm
Discussion: afternoon tea

3.15 – 3.45pm
AQA Questions and question types

  • Teacher focus on preparation for tasks
  • Ensuring that students know how to answer all question types
  • Evaluation and questions

Stuart Glover

Stuart is a renowned expert in GCSE and A Level French. He has been chief examiner for igcse French for 5 years, Principal moderator for GCSE French at AQA for 12 years, reviser, presenter, principal examiner for GCSE writing and lead examiner for FCSE French. He has also examined at A Level for many years for the same awarding body. He has written The Pearson Revise books and practice papers for AQA and Edexcel GCSE (new and old spec) as well as the OUP French text book for the new GCSE for AQA and have written the assessment materials for Studio French GCSE for Edexcel and AQA editions of the textbook as well as materials for online testing. Stuart is currently teaching Years 12 and 13 part-time at an academy in Gloucester, after having been head of MFL in two secondary schools.

GCSE French