ABOUT THIS COURSE

A course to support teachers with the demands of the AQA A Level Psychology specification. The course contains guidance on how to deliver the course content within a one and two year time frame, whilst also developing the skills needed to gain the highest grades. It will explore how to deliver the most challenging topic areas, including inferential statistics, effectively in ways that challenge and engage all learners.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Learn how to plan and structure an outstanding psychology course that provides opportunities for practical work and embeds revision and examination technique
  • Take away electronic strategies and resources to immediately deliver topic areas from across all three papers
  • Explore marking requirements and assessment objectives, including exemplar answers for all three papers
  • Leave with a toolkit to deliver the mathematical requirement and statistics areas of the specification
COURSE DATE London Monday 10 June 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • ITT and NQT AQA AS/A Level psychology teachers
  • Those teaching the AQA specification for the first time
  • Teachers in their first few years of teaching
COURSE CODE 7054
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 – 11.30am
Getting to grips with the A Level specification

  • Overview of the specification and examinations
  • Explore the assessment demands
  • Discuss the differences between AS and A Level
  • Creating a curriculum plan for an outstanding course
  • Explore exemplar scheme of work and build a tool kit for teaching success
  • Effective strategies for developing skills to meet the assessment objectives

11.30 – 11.45am
Discussion: coffee break


11.45 – 12.30pm
Paper 1: Introducing topics in psychology

  • Resources and practical strategies to deliver social influence, memory, attachment and psychopathology
  • How to integrate practical work in order to develop knowledge and understanding of research methods
  • Marking exercises, feedback and exemplar answers

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch and informal discussion


1.30 – 2.30pm
Paper 2: Psychology in content

  • Effective ways to deliver approaches, biopsychology and research methods
  • Strategies for integrating practical work into lessons in order to develop knowledge and understanding of research methods
  • Marking exercises, feedback and exemplar answers for research methods questions

2.30 – 3.30pm
Paper 3: Issues and Options in psychology

  • Develop a toolkit for success in supporting students to effectively with issues and debates and optional topic areas
  • Advice for selecting the most appropriate options for your students
  • How to integrate practical work in order to develop knowledge and understanding of research methods
  • Marking exercises, feedback and exemplar answers

3.30 – 3.45pm
Next steps

  • Open forum for questions

Emma Shakespeare

Emma has been teaching and achieving consistently Sig+ outcomes in Psychology at both GCSE and A Level for over 10 years. She is currently Assistant Headteacher in charge of School Improvement at The McAuley Catholic High School. A BPS Chartered teaching and Research Psychologist and Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for a Teaching School Alliance, Emma delivers CPD in her own school, local authority and has previously delivered on behalf of the ATP and NSLC. She is an enthusiastic presenter who loves developing new resources and has previous experience as an examiner for AQA.

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