ABOUT THIS COURSE

This revised course the delivery of the new, tougher GCSE Classical Civilisation specification from OCR. Meeting challenges for both teachers and students head-on, with a focus on the core skills required and examiners’ expectations, the course will offer fresh approaches and practical strategies for teachers to take away, in the quest for Grades 5 – 9.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Enhance your familiarity and confidence with the new specification
  • Enhance your understanding of the links with previous qualifications
  • Explore the core skills needed to achieve top GCSE Grades
  • Take away robust strategies to strengthen your scheme of work
  • Pick up practical IT tips to use in your classroom
COURSE DATE London Monday 24 June 2019
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
  • All teachers of GCSE Classical Civilisation
  • Heads of department
  • Non-specialists looking for support and inspiration
COURSE CODE 7304
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 – 10.45am
Overview of the OCR J199 Specification

  • Explore the nature and structure of the specification and its papers
  • Gain an overview of the Assessment Objectives and their relationship to the new papers
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of the new specification

10.45 – 11.20am
Strategies & Structures for Success

  • Linear versus synoptic: alternative approaches to teaching the new specification
  • Recognise the competing needs of your school context and your learners
  • Explore potential strategies for optimal delivery which embed assessment criteria in teaching

11.20 – 11.45am
Discussion: coffee break


11.45 – 1.00pm
Teaching Component 1: Thematic Study

  • Explore the core skills needed to achieve top GCSE grades
  • Enhancing learners’ analysis skills using unseen sources
  • Focus on Assessment Objectives: addressing the demands of Literature versus Visual / Material sources (AO1)
  • Examine sample question materials
  • Fresh approaches for achieving Grades 5-9 for this component

1.00 – 2.00pm
Lunch and informal discussion


2.00 – 3.00pm
Teaching Component 2: Literature & Culture

  • Explore the core skills needed to achieve top GCSE grades
  • Focus on Assessment Objectives: addressing the increased AO2 demands in the classroom
  • Examine sample question materials
  • Fresh approaches for achieving Grades 5-9 for this component

3.00 – 3.45pm
Using Technology to Support Your Classical Civilisation Teaching

  • Openers, Segues and Plenaries
  • Teaching visual / material sources using IT
  • Annotation tools for teaching literature
  • Apps for Assessment

Refreshments will be taken during the course of the afternoon


3.45pm
Plenary, Depart

Ben Tanner

Ben is Head of Humanities at RGS Worcester, with ten years experience as Head of Classics. He has significant experience of teaching both OCR and AQA Classical Civilisation specifications, in a range of educational contexts, and has recently been an AQA A Level examiner.

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