ABOUT THIS COURSE

This new course is designed for teachers of AQA A Level Sociology, looking to develop their skills and confidence in delivering Research Methods. The course will focus primarily on the exam skills for pure Research Methods questions and the tricky Methods in Context question. Delegates will gain a clear understanding of the skills required to maximise student marks and take away a range of teaching and learning techniques to use straightaway in the classroom.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the exam skills required to maximise student outcomes.
  • Take away new teaching and learning methods to enhance student interest and boost skills.
  • Examine methods to best prepare students for exam questions on Research Methods.
  • Effective assessment and feedback strategies to promote Outstanding student progress in Research Methods.
  • Take away strategies to support your students in the tricky Methods in Context exam question.
COURSE DATE London | Friday 26 November 2021
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Teachers of Sociology
  • Heads of Sociology
COURSE CODE 8703
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
  • 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

 

10.00 – 11.00am: Delivering Research Methods – how to make it fun and engaging

  • Making a positive start – Research methods is not “boring”!
  • Strategies to liven up the delivery of Research Methods and enhance student engagement.
  • Reflect upon your current delivery – what works? What doesn’t?
  • Examine effective teaching and learning techniques both in the classroom and remotely.

11.00– 11.15am: Break

11.15 – 12.15pm: Exam skills – 10 marks questions

  • Know what the examiners are looking for and exactly how these questions are marked.
  • The skills required to maximise marks.
  • Strategies to develop students’ exam skills and confidence.
  • Preparing for exam success: Model answers, deconstruction of exam questions, scaffolding and marking tasks.

12.15 – 13.15pm: Lunch

13.15 – 14.15pm: Exam skills – 20 marks questions

  • Know what the examiners are looking for and exactly how these questions are marked.
  • Be aware of the common mistakes (so your students don’t make them!)
  • The skills required to maximise marks.
  • Adapt your delivery to ensure your students are not capped at half marks and can access the top band on the mark scheme.
  • Preparing for exam success: Model answers, deconstruction of exam questions, scaffolding and marking tasks.

14.15 – 14.30pm: Afternoon break

14.30 – 15.45pm: Exam skills – Methods in Context

  • Tackling this tricky question – the skills
  • Teaching and learning strategies to build students’ skills and confidence in answering the methods in context question
  • Strategies to help your students ‘think outside the box’ and explicitly link methods with issues in Education

15.45pm: Depart

Catherine Eariss

Catherine Eariss has 10 years’ experience teaching and leading AQA A Level Sociology. She is currently Head of Subject of a very large Sociology and Psychology Department in a sixth form college in Hull. Student outcomes in Sociology are consistently Outstanding (ALPS 3). In 2021, the department gained status as the “Sociology Centre of Excellence”, delivering training sessions with teachers in the New Collaborative Learning Trust in Doncaster. Catherine is passionate about developing teaching and learning in Sociology, attending teacher conferences, establishing networks and working as an examiner for AQA A Level Sociology.