This session will demonstrate how year 11s can prepare effectively and efficiently for the GCSE exams through a holistic, blended learning approach.  It will bring together the best pedagogical practices, through face to face teaching and independent learning, to develop their vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, writing and translation skills. The ideas and approaches discussed will support all GCSE learners, whether they are on a normal timetable or being supported through remote learning.  This course will give teachers access to free resources for immediate use in the classroom and online.


  • Equip you with a systematic approach to preparing GCSE students
  • Gain insight into the essential knowledge and skills required for success
  • Maximise use of classroom time with high impact activities to accelerate learning
  • Equip students with quick wins to maximise exam marks
  • Effective strategies and tips for remote learning
DATES & LOCATION Tuesday 20 April 2021
Thursday 24 June 2021
  • Secondary MFL teachers
  • Heads of departments
  • GCSE teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice, resources and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


1.30pm  – 4.30:  GCSE recovery planning  and implementation

1.30-2.20 Rethinking the curriculum

  • A systematic approach to preparing learners for GCSE exams, sequencing and resources
  • Identifying the most essential knowledge and skills, audit content and student progress to date

2.20 -2.35pm Break

2.35 -3.15pm Planning and preparation

  • Convert knowledge and skills into classroom content
  • How to hit key points efficiently, cutting the excess from previous lessons

3.15- 3.30pm Break

3.30 -4.30pm Teaching in the ‘blended classroom’

  • Identifying activities to accelerate learning, comprehension and memorisation
  • Resources and effective strategies to teach vital content
  • Effective ways to supporting learners remotely, new methods, new tech, new tools

Juliet Park

Juliet Park is Director of Languages for the Share Trust, she has been an AQA trainer for several years with a particular focus on GCSE.  She is a consultant for the AET trust, an advisor to BBC Bitesize and supports schools nationally with training and maximising teacher and student performance.