DATES:
Monday 05 July 2021

CODE: 8502

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Given the disruption to education, many teachers and students might be very concerned about gaps in foundational knowledge. This webinar is designed to help address these concerns by building on knowledge and skills developed in year 10, help encourage retrieval of knowledge and prime students for success in year 11. It’s devised for all Pearson Edexcel GCSE psychology teachers and students.

This interactive webinar will provide essential tips on what the examiners are looking for and pitfalls to avoid, from an experienced senior examiners point of view. Students will gain insight on how to use their knowledge and understanding to answer the tricky 12-mark essay on research methods.

BENEFITS OF THIS WEBINAR

  • Provide teachers of OCR GCSE Psychology with the material, skills and confidence to teach effectively to all ability ranges.
  • Take away a range of activities and resources that you can implement in your teaching immediately.
  • Increase the differentiation of your delivery of OCR GCSE psychology, using a range of strategies (and using technology to support too) challenging the high achievers.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • NQT’s in Psychology
  • Experienced teachers in GCSE Psychology seeking to improve confidence
  • Heads of Department in Psychology
  • Non-subject specialist teachers

 

4.00 – 4.20pm
Introduction to ways to differentiation for high achievers in psychology

  • Overview of ways to differentiate in teaching and learning; knowing students to personalise, creating independence and autonomy, develop resilience, using interventions based on Horsforth quadrant and educational triage, Bloom’s questioning, effective home learning, preparing for Further Education, inspiring using guest speakers, use of buddies, and developing cultural capital.
  • Overview of ways to differentiate psychology knowledge; condensing theories and studies, improving literacy and numeracy, envelope challenges, embedding content, and use of MOOC’s.
  • Overview of ways to differentiate psychology skills; hardest questions first (eat the frog), developing extended exam technique, 3 minute essay plans, cut the waffle, using exam materials, scaffolding through walk and talk answers, flip AO1, AO2 and AO3 focus, and Skills Wheel.

4.20 – 4.45pm
Introduction to ways to differentiation for high achievers in psychology

  • Tricky content and how to tackle this first; knowing when to flip, focusing on AO2/3, asking the right questions to challenge misconceptions and curve ball exam questions in paper 1.
  • Common errors to avoid in; Criminal, Development, and Psychological Problems, using examiner reports and student feedback.
  • Threshold concepts and how to embed synoptic learning in the topics. For example; Research Methods and how to best evaluate theories and studies at GCSE level. Using context of sources effectively.
  • Writing extended and elaborated answers; a democracy to complete worst questions first, use of technology for assessment, scaffolding and buddies, and how to answer 13 mark question. l Developing cultural capital; opportunities for further reading, research practicals, guest speakers and visits.

4.45 – 5.10pm
Applying differentiation for grades 7-9 in Paper 2 of OCR GCSE Psychology

  • Tricky content and how to tackle this first; knowing when to flip, focusing on AO2/3, asking the right questions to challenge misconceptions and curve ball exam questions in paper 2.
  • Common errors to avoid in; Social influence, Memory and Sleep and Dreaming, from examiner reports and student feedback.
  • Threshold concepts and how to embed synoptic learning in the topics. For example; Research Methods and Maths are identified as weaker. Using context of sources effectively.
  • Writing extended and elaborated answers; a democracy to complete worst questions first, use of technology for assessment, scaffolding and buddies, and how to answer 13 mark question.
  • Developing cultural capital; opportunities for further reading, research practicals, guest speakers and visits.

5.10 – 5.15pm
Chance to review, reflect and feedback

Michelle Satchwell

Michelle Satchwell: As an experienced passionate teacher and head of department in psychology, Michelle, has taught across a range of secondary schools and FE colleges across the UK, developing her practice to engage a variety of students. Michelle enjoys mentoring trainee teachers in psychology to develop their confidence, differentiation and resources. She has also worked as an examiner and team leader, developed resources for an exam board, and designed the content for the GCSE 9-1 specification. She has been published in Psychology Review and has since co-authored a new book; Psychology Review:
A level Exams skills and Practice for Hodder Education.

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