DATE: Tuesday 08 December 2020
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course will demonstrate how to guide your best students to achieve Grades 7-9 in future Pearson GCSE English Literature examinations. Led by our experienced expert presenter Jo Fox, the course will demonstrate teaching and learning ideas for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 which will stretch and challenge able students and develop their higher level skills. Using feedback from past examinations with the 9-1 specification, the course will explore what is expected of high ability students and outline ways to build your teaching practice around this.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
- Focused on identifying the demands of the grades 7-9 Pearson GCSE English Literature examinations and providing materials to help teachers prepare students effectively for these
- Detailed analysis of the demands of different questions across the two Pearson GCSE English Literature examinations papers
- Mark schemes, examiners’ reports and sample answers at Grades 7-9 Pearson GCSE English Literature examinations will be analysed
- Materials will be provided to help teachers to cover the content in innovative and student-friendly ways that push the highest ability students
- Gain an in depth understanding of Key Issues students struggle with when trying to obtain grades 7-9 in Pearson GCSE English Literature examinations with advice from an experienced examiner.
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?||All teachers of Pearson GCSE English Literature, Teachers of English Literature, Heads of English, English NQTs and teachers of SEN students in English Literature.|
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
1.00:00 – 2:30pm
Grades 7-9: what do they involve?
- Key behaviours of Grade 7-9 students: what marks out a top GCSE Literature student?
- How can we design schemes of work to encourage these?
- Feedback and grading analysis from past papers: what standards are top students expected to meet?
- Analysis of mark schemes and examiners’ reports: which questions/text choices differentiate the most?
- Key challenges of obtaining grades 7-9 in Pearson GCSE English Literature Examinations.
2:30 – 3.15pm
Teaching Literature: key challenges for Grade 7-9 students
Component 1 – Shakespeare and Post-1914 text
- Creative approaches to learning, revising and testing students on key texts
- Using the assessment objectives to support student understanding of the requirements of the tasks
- Pushing beyond the GCSE literature syllabus: extension ideas
3:15 – 4:00pm
Teaching literature: stretching and challenging able students
Component 2 – 19th Century Novel
- The value (and pitfalls) of context – using who?/what?/when?/why? questions to stimulate thinking
- Reading set texts in nuanced ways – different approaches to discussing and writing about ‘style’
- Activities to encourage personal responses to texts – provoking debates and structuring an effective response
4:00 – 4.30pm
Literature exams: tactics for planning and writing essays
Component 2 – Anthology and Unseen Poetry
- Detailed analysis of the different question styles
- Focus on the essays: what does a grade 7-9 candidate need to do?
- Activities for the classroom to stretch the most able
- Creating opportunities for students to practise essay writing and improving
4:30 – 5:00pm Revision tips, plenary discussion and questions
- Revision tips to ensure top level students succeed in the exams
Jo Fox is an English Teacher with 20 years’ experience teaching GCSE English Language and Literature. As a senior leader she has led on developing and improving the quality of teaching and learning in a range of schools, supporting staff to develop both subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches most likely to lead to improved outcomes. As a Team Leader for a one of the major exam boards, she has experience of leading a team of markers in carrying out their duties, ensuring that the highest performing students are appropriately rewarded for their work. She has taught the Pearson English Literature (9-1) since its introduction.