This new course provides practical advice and strategies to assess progress, embed deep learning, and reinvigorate your approaches to revision in GCSE English Language and Literature.


  • Understand what the assessment objectives mean
  • Look closely at different levels of student performance
  • Explore practical strategies to use in the classroom
  • Get a unique opportunity to ask questions of an assessment expert
  • Strategies to give students the best chance of success
COURSE DATE London, Wednesday 21 June 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of English
GCSE English teachers
KS4 co-ordinators
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 10.30am: What does revision look like in GCSE English Language and Literature?

  • Structuring course content
  • Revisiting and assessing prior learning
  • Learning through assessment and feedback

10.30 – 11.15am: Revisiting prior learning during the course

  • Spaced repetition and retrieval practice
  • Strategies which maximise progress, recall and mastery

11.15 – 11.30am: Break


11.30 – 12.30pm: Revising course content after the course is complete

  • Strategies, ideas and activities to fill in the ‘gaps’
  • Keeping them engaged, motivated and improving once the content is taught

12.30 – 1.15pm: Lunch


1.15 – 2.00pm: The 'open loop': assessment, feedback and practice


2.00 – 2.45pm: Stretch and challenge for all learners

  • Ways to engage, stretch and challenge, interventions and inspirations

2.45 – 3.00pm: Break


3.00 – 3.30pm: Developing students' independence

  • Making progress outside of the classroom

330 – 3.45pm: Plenary, next steps

Matt Bromley

Matt Bromley is an education journalist and author with over eighteen years’ experience in teaching and leadership.  He also works as a consultant, speaker, and trainer and regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events.

Between 2013 and 2016 he was the Group Director of Teaching and Learning for a large further education college and multi-academy trust and was responsible for improving the quality of teaching of c30,000 students.  During his tenure the Ofsted judgment for further education provision improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ with outstanding features, teacher training provision was graded ‘outstanding’, higher education provision was ‘commended’ by the QAA, and exam results placed the college within the top 20th percentile in the country.  Matt was also a sponsor and governor of the trust’s secondary academy which, during this tenure, achieved the best GCSE results in its history. As part of his role, Matt was also the Principal Designate of a Studio School during its pre-opening phase.