ABOUT THIS COURSE

The aim of this new course is to equip experienced teachers with new practical, effective and enjoyable ideas for delivering outstanding GCSE Spanish lessons to students of all abilities as well as your more able students. It will explore teaching and assessment techniques for all four skills areas and offer relevant and creative ideas for preparing your students for assessment.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Tackling the challenges currently in GCSE Spanish/MFL to improve student engagements, results and uptake
  • Gain successful approaches to developing speaking skills and boosting confidence for the oral examination
  • Find out about new approaches to GCSE Reading and Listening texts and activities
  • Explore creative strategies for outstanding writing – with examples using Theme 3 topics
  • Ensuring you assess and monitor your students accurately
  • Creating a stimulating classroom environment that encourages target language practice and achievement
  • Ways to make revision and exam practice more efficient and rewarding
  • Top tips for achieving Grades 7-9
COURSE DATE London | Wednesday 01 July 2020
* Please note, this course will be held online on the designated date if it’s not possible to run in venues.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • Teachers of Key Stage 3 Spanish
  • All teachers of GCSE Spanish
  • Heads of Spanish
COURSE CODE 7932
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 – 10.15: A look at the current status of GCSE Spanish (and MFL) in schools and tackling the challenges in order to improve student engagement, results and take up at A Level

  • Transition from KS3 to GCSE
  • Instilling high expectations and rewarding achievement
  • Introducing A Level themes and skills at GCSE
  • Extra-curricular opportunities that won’t bust the budget!

10.15-11.15: Developing speaking skills and boosting confidence for the oral examination – with examples using Theme 2 topics

  • General conversation: differentiated speaking activities that everyone can enjoy
  • Having fun with role-plays: taking part in a short conversation, asking and answering questions, and exchanging opinions
  • Acing the photocard: initiating and developing conversations and discussion, producing extended sequences of speech

11.15-11.30: Break & discussion


11.30-12.30: New approaches to GCSE Reading and Listening texts and activities – with examples using Theme 1 topics

  • Fun starters for your GCSE group
  • Original differentiated reading and listening activities that everyone can enjoy
  • Ideas to encourage students to create their own reading and listening activities for peer assessment

12.30 – 1.30: Lunch


1.30-2.30  Creative strategies for outstanding writing – with examples using Theme 3 topics

  • The short writing question: answering the bullet points and avoiding “irrelevant material”
  • The long writing question: using independent, creative and complex language to access the top bands
  • Practising and improving translation: applying grammatical knowledge of language and structures in context.

2.30-3.00: afternoon break


3.00-3.40: Preparing students for examination

  • Creating a stimulating classroom environment that encourages target language practice and achievement
  • Assessing and monitoring your students accurately
  • Making revision and exam practice more efficient and rewarding
  • Top tips for achieving Grades 7-9

3.40 – 3.45 pm: Final questions, plenary and departure

Georgina Irvine

Georgina has over twenty years of exceptional classroom experience, with enviable results in external examinations (100% grades 9-7 at GCSE). She is an experienced senior examiner for three major boards, covering all aspects of the A-level syllabus. She has led successful Spanish and MFL departments and mentored and trained new Spanish teachers.