Assessment change at GCSE and A level is likely to have significant impact on results over the coming years as we embrace fully linear courses at all key stages.
How do we ensure that teachers are well prepared to address this new challenge and how can we ensure learners acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need in the face of this change?
This one-day programme seeks to address some key questions and challenges. Through a series of practical sessions, participants will:
increase understanding of how to develop a strategy for improving and developing teaching for reformed GCSEs by considering how to meet the nature and scale of the challenge, how to design curricula, assessments and internal examinations to support maximum achievement in linear examinations, and develop a consistent approach to improving the quality of teaching
understand what cognitive science tells us about learner memory, how individuals learn and recall large amounts of information, and how teachers can help learners improve their study skills and memory
consider how learner memory can be applied in the classroom, identify effective classroom techniques for long-term learning, retaining and evidencing learning, and how this can be incorporated into teachers’ planning and practice
identify ways to develop learner resilience by considering the pressures linear exams place on students and how teaching staff can help with coping strategies
develop effective feedback techniques for a linear world to maximise long-term retention
The presentation, resources and activities presented can all be used as ‘off-the-shelf’ training for you to deliver in your school professional learning sessions.
Designed for deputy heads, assistant heads, middle leaders, and colleagues in charge of teaching and learning and assessment in schools and colleges.