ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is for teachers to develop their confidence in their differentiation skills. To be able to target the top and look at a range of activities on how best to stretch and challenge your high achievers to ensure high grade passes are secured. You will have immediate takeaways that benefit all learners, but specifically those aiming high.

 

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Provide teachers of AQA A level Psychology with the material, skills and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges.
  • Take away a range of activities and resources that you can implement in your teaching immediately.
  • Increase the differentiation of your delivery of AQA A level psychology, using a range of strategies (and using technology to support too) challenging the high achievers
DATE & LOCATION London | Wednesday 15 December 2021
London | Wednesday 19 January 2022
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • NQT’s in Psychology
  • Experienced teachers in A level Psychology seeking to improve confidence
  • Heads of Department in Psychology
  • Non-subject specialist teachers
COURSE CODE 8630
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • 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

10.00 – 11.00am: Introduction to ways to differentiation for high achievers in psychology 

  • Overview of ways to differentiate in teaching and learning; knowing students to personalise, creating independence and autonomy, develop resilience, using interventions based on Horsforth quadrant and educational triage, Bloom’s questioning, effective home learning, preparing for Higher Education, inspiring using guest speakers, use of buddies, and developing cultural capital.
  • Overview of ways to differentiate psychology knowledge; condensing theories and studies, improving literacy and numeracy, envelope challenges, embedding content, and use of MOOC’s.
  • Overview of ways to differentiate psychology skills; hardest questions first (eat the frog), developing extended exam technique, 3 minute essay plans, cut the waffle, using exam materials, scaffolding through walk and talk answers, flip AO1, AO2 and AO3 focus, and Skills Wheel.

 

11.00 – 11.30am: Discussion P.1

 

11.30 – 12.30pm: Applying differentiation for high achievers in Paper 1 of AQA A level Psychology 

  • Tricky content and how to tackle this first; knowing when to flip, focusing on AO2/3, asking the right questions to challenge misconceptions and curve ball exam questions in paper 1.
  • Common errors to avoid in; Memory, Attachment, Psychopathology and Social Influence, from examiner reports and student feedback.
  • Threshold concepts and how to embed synoptic learning in the topics. For example; Research Methods and how to best evaluate theories and studies.
  • Writing extended and elaborated answers; a democracy to complete worst questions first, use of technology for assessment, scaffolding and buddies.
  • Developing cultural capital; opportunities for further reading, research practicals, guest speakers and visits.

12.30 – 13.30pm: Lunch

13.30 – 14.30pm: Applying differentiation for high achievers in Paper 2 of AQA A level Psychology 

  • Tricky content and how to tackle this first; knowing when to flip, focusing on AO2/3, asking the right questions to challenge misconceptions and curve ball exam questions in paper 2.
  • Common errors to avoid in; Research Methods, Biopsychology and Psychological Approaches, from examiner reports and student feedback.
  • Threshold concepts and how to embed synoptic learning in the topics. For example; Research Methods and comparing approaches.
  • Writing extended and elaborated answers; a democracy to complete worst questions first, use of technology for assessment, scaffolding and buddies.
  • Developing cultural capital; opportunities for further reading, research practicals, guest speakers and visits.

 

14.30 – 15.00pm: Discussion P.2

 

15.00 – 15.30: Plenary & Depart

Rosie Hussain

is a highly experienced and innovative classroom practitioner, with over 20 years in leading departments and delivering high quality T&L training. She is currently Head of Psychology as well as leading Research and development in a secondary school and sixth form college. As an AQA A Level Examiner and member of the Chartered College of teaching she prides herself in providing high impact evidence-based practice in order to improve Teaching & learning in education.