ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course has been designed to help maximise the performance of your students in AQA A level Art & Design. It will address the key features from the feedback of the most recent exams, will identify potential pitfalls and focus on best approaches for improving performance in key areas.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Develop your understanding of strengths and areas for improvement in AQA A&D
  • Deepen your understanding of assessment criteria and mark schemes by examining exemplar student work.
  • Find out how to access the highest marks for each section by a specialist teacher with consistently outstanding results
  • Take away fresh approaches and new strategies to develop students performance
  • Gain practical guidance on creating engaging schemes of work to boost performance across the board
DATE & LOCATION London | Thursday 05 November 2020
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Heads of Art and Design
  • Heads of Combined faculties including Art and Design
  • Aspiring/Newly appointed heads of department
  • Teachers with responsibility for Art and Design
COURSE CODE  7693
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
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues

10.00 – 10.45am
Identifying achievement and enhancing performance

  • Looking at exemplar material that shows the difference in mark and grade boundaries
  • Identifying what is required to push performance to the next level
  • Unpicking mark criteria

10.45 – 11.00am
Coffee break 


11am – 11.45am
Examining strategies to enhance and develop performance in A level students

  • How to develop an engaging programme for Component 1, that creates Independent and resilient learners
  • Teaching strategies to boost students’ awareness and understanding for critical studies, annotation and use of student journey through their work
  • How to tackle the Personal Study – and create interest at all levels

11.50am – 1.00pm
Boosting performance in the written element – Personal Study

  • Analysis and unpicking, using examples what a written Personal Study looks like at each grade level
  • How to develop student’s interest in the written element of their course to high standards
  • How to teach the structure of the Personal study, working through the mark criteria and assessment objectives (using live work)
  • How to differentiate to build student knowledge and confidence in writing skills

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion


2.00 – 2.45pm
How to tackle the External Set Assignment (ESA)

  • How to build a programme of study to develop students abilities through the externally set assignment
  • Strategies to enhance pace of working to meet the ESA requirements
  • What we need to do to engage and motivate enthusiasm in learners to cope with the ESA

2.45 – 3pm
Afternoon tea and informal discussion


3pm – 3.30pm
Live workshop

  • Opportunity to assess live work (teachers can bring along students’ work to discuss and share)
  • Feedback on marking – hitting the standard
  • Strategies for learning that enable students to reach maximum performance standards

3.30 – 3.45pm
Plenary and Depart

Deborah Savill

Deborah Savill is Head of Art at an Ofsted-rated outstanding school in Essex. Deborah has been an A level Moderator for over 12 years. She has been lead teacher in A level Art & Photography, where students achieve over 60%  A* – B each year, with students progressing onto Fine Art Degree courses across the country.

Art & Design