Have you found that exam board webinars just don’t cut the mustard? Have you had enough of those laborious and frustratingly bland webinars, as a non-committal advisor skirts around the questions that you type into the corner of the screen? One-by-one, you watch the other ‘participants’ leave the training, and wonder when to ‘jump’ yourself.
This course offers face-to-face training with like-minded colleagues, under the expert guidance of our inspirational trainer and expert English teacher, who will provide you with a bank of teaching resources, sample answers, revision materials and inspirational teaching strategies that you can use with your class the very next day. The course materials build upon OFQUAL descriptors and reference all major boards; the examples, approaches and resources are appropriate for students of all boards.
How to sustain a convincing conceptualised response to explicit and implicit meanings of texts
Examples of insightful critical analysis of language, form and structure, across a range of texts
What are the ‘judicious and perfectly selected’ quotes, and how do students memorise them?
How to make illuminating comparisons, and what is judicious use of subject terminology?
How to critically evaluate ‘unseen’ texts with detailed and perceptive understanding
Reading the explicit and implicit and considering perspectives and viewpoints
Strategies to support analysis and evaluation of language, grammar and structure
How to generate and illustrate opinions with illuminating references to texts and contexts
Beautiful and influential writing – how to shape and structure it without bamboozling the examiners
How to encourage ambition whilst maintaining accuracy
Strategies and teaching techniques to develop creativity and flair
Examples of effectively-structured responses, highlighting a wide range of sentence types, structures and vocabulary to enhance impact
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“By far the best course I have attended - and I have been teaching for 14 years! Dave was really engaging and had lots of useful ideas and activities for me to take back to my school.”Teacher , Hinchley Wood School
“A great course: Dave was knowledgable & approachable. The materials were thorough and well planned. A wonderful day!”Head of Department , Smithills School
“Fabulous - useful, with lots of great ideas and resources that I can and will use in my school.”Head of Department , Crossley Heath School