Dates:
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Thursday 24 June 2021

Code: 8500

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This webinar 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.

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

BENEFITS

  • 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

Programme

4.00 – 4.20pm
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.

4.20 – 4.45pm
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.

4.45 – 5.10pm
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.

5.10 – 5.15pm
Chance to review, reflect and feedback 

Michelle Satchwell

Michelle Satchwell: As an experienced passionate teacher and head of department in psychology, Michelle, has taught across a range of secondary schools and FE colleges across the UK, developing her practice to engage a variety of students. Michelle enjoys mentoring trainee teachers in psychology to develop their confidence, differentiation and resources. She has also worked as an examiner and team leader, developed resources for an exam board, and designed the content for the GCSE 9-1 specification. She has been published in Psychology Review and has since co-authored a new book; Psychology Review: A level Exams skills and Practice for Hodder Education.

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