To remain masters of our subject, it’s important that we keep learning and reflecting on our practice. This course provides teachers that opportunity, providing fresh and active strategies and practical advice.


  • Identify and develop the key skills that psychology students require
  • Fresh and active ideas for teaching the trickier concepts in A level
  • Reflect on your own practice and explore opportunities for improvement
  • Improve your ability to develop synoptic skills in your students
  • Develop your teaching in psychological skills, biological and clinical psychology

COURSE DATES London, Tue 14 Mar 2017

London, Tue 13 Jun 2017

WHO FOR?  Heads of Psychology

Teachers of A level psychology

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 AM – 11.00 AM :Fresh approaches to ensure success in Psychology

  • Discuss Mike Hughes and other theorists who encourage active learning in students
  • Activities that encourage active participation and deeper processing
  • Benefits of active learning and how that can improve student progress

11.00 AM – 11.15 AM :Break


11.15 AM – 12.30 PM :Approaches to teaching A level skills in Psychology

  • Examine resources to facilitate learning in essays and 10/12/20 mark questions
  • Inspiring resources and ideas to provide meaningful challenge to all students at A level
  • How to use active learning to make complicated concepts easy

12.30 PM – 13.30 PM :Lunch


13.30 PM – 14.35 PM :Creating better learners in Psychology

  • How to shape student reflection in learning to improve overall achievement
  • Developing responsible, curious and autonomous learners

14.35 PM – 14.40 PM :Break


14.40 PM – 15.40 PM :Effective assessment and feedback

  • DIRT- The provision of effective assessment and worthwhile feedback
  • Stretch and Challenge- Differentiated tasks/questioning to stretch all learners
  • Encourage students to think critically; an essential skill in Psychology

Esther O’ Neill

Esther O’ Neill is an author, experienced teacher, Examiner, Head of Psychology department and Head of Year 13. Her PhD (Education) thesis is an investigation into the Psychology of learning which supports her active role in teaching and learning within her school.