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Fleet Tutors Training Event - English and Maths

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Fleet Tutors training event

9-1 grading – one year on. Understand the reality of the new GCSE Maths and English specifications

An examiner-led training course

Hear from examiners and work with peers to build learning plans and strategies for helping your students get great results in English and maths. Fleet Tutors focused training events are held throughout the year to support our tutors in delivering excellent teaching for their students.

Venue: Institute of Education , University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Time: 2nd December 2017 , 1pm – 5pm

Benefits of Attending

  • Improve the outcomes of your students
  • Get tips so that your students can avoid the pitfalls in the exam papers
  • Increase your understanding of the 9-1 grading structure and the standards required for the new grades, particularly those at Grade 4 and 5
  • Gain an understanding of what has changed in terms of content and assessment in the new syllabus
  • Understand the content differences between foundation and higher papers

Objectives:

This event will offer 2 parallel sessions, one for maths tutors and the other for English. During the session you will be given practical advice and tips to help you deliver the new GCSE to your students.

It will focus on how the new 9-1 scale of grades matched the specification content in the following ways:

Maths:

  • Subject content: Ensuring knowledge and understanding of what content sits where across the two tiers of entry and, importantly, the overlap between the them
  • New content: what is new to the GCSE? What is new to Foundation? Investigating the content which is new to this specification compared to the previous and the shift of content, previously Higher only, into Foundation
  • Problem solving at Foundation. The demand of problem solving with Foundation level maths
  • The arithmetic barrier. How poor arithmetic skills impact on achievement across a range of student ability, and strategies to overcome these difficulties
  • Higher or Foundation? A brief look at the quandary of tiers of entry for “borderline” students

English:

  • Understanding the new GCSE grading system
  • Key changes to curriculum and exam format
  • Getting to grips with the specifics of GCSE assessments (and avoiding exam pitfalls)
  • Key skills for key reading questions – retrieve, explain, analyse, evaluate
  • The importance of structure
  • Handling comparisons
  • The writing section
  • Scores and how they translate to grades (one year in)

Speakers:

Gareth Shadick

Gareth has been a maths teacher in Bexley, Kent & Medway for 14 years. He has been Head of Maths for the last 6 years in an 11-18 school. He has experience as an examiner across many maths qualifications, most recently as a Senior Examiner (Team Leader) for papers in both GCSE and A-Level maths. In addition he is a Governor for a group of four primary schools within a medium sized Multi Academy Trust.

Marian Feeley

Marian has been teaching English for the last 16 years in a variety of schools in and around Medway and Kent, teaching across Key Stages 3,4 and 5. She has been a Head of English in two schools, as well as Assistant Headteacher in two different schools, working in both grammar schools and comprehensive. A former Advanced Skills Teacher and Specialist Leader of Education, Marian has undertaken a range of work for local authorities and trusts including staff training, observation and curriculum design. She is also an experienced examiner at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, including the new specifications and assessment criteria for GCSE.





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