Led by a practitioner with a proven record of high student grades, delegates will focus on a multi-skilled, multi-sensory approach to A level T&L which will lead to demonstrable progress for all.


  • Drive high levels of confidence and spontaneity.
  • Strategies to ensure maximised classroom time and powerful homework
  • Discover groundbreaking and creative ways to enhance student understanding
  • Approach key skills in an enjoyable and effective way
COURSE DATE London, Wednesday 07 June 2017
WHO FOR?  A level Modern Languages teachers
Heads of department
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 – 11.00am: Key skills and course requirements

  • Designing and redesigning your scheme of work
  • Three-way feedback: learners who know how to progress and succeed

11.00 – 11.20am: Break


11.20 – 12.20pm: Developing speaking and listening

  • Sounds, spontaneity and great use of lesson time
  • Groundwork, and gauging skills to match challenge to skill set
  • Using films, radio and television to boost progress

12.20 – 1.10pm: Developing Reading and writing

  • Practical methods to grow enthusiastic and equipped learners
  • Focused reading and follow up activities that challenge

1.10 – 2.10pm: Lunch


2.10 – 3.10pm: Skill building and the role of the effective teacher

  • Practical strategies to prepare students to achieve well in examinations
  • Great assessment and tracking of all students

3.10 – 3.30pm: The perfect A level Modern Languages lessons

  • The ‘behind the scenes’ role of the great A level teacher
  • Final top tips

Robert Pike

Robert Pike is an experienced trainer, author and teacher of French. He recently co-authored a new ‘A level’ French textbook for AQA, as well as several products for the new GCSE. He has worked on many other French products such as Allez, Studio and Clic.

An experienced MFL teacher and former Head of French, he delivers training courses across a broad range of topics including effective differentiation, outstanding teaching and getting results at GCSE and A level. He delivers courses that are interactive, discursive and up to date with curriculum changes.

Whilst teaching full-time he led the way with the use of technology in the classroom. An early adopter, he developed simple ways of making it work for himself, his colleagues and his pupils. Central to his teaching has always been an interest in the development of effective methods of challenging learners of all levels. He is also part of the ITT team at the University of Worcester where he helps develop the next generation of language teachers.