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CROSSING THE 3-4 THRESHOLD IN GCSE ENGLISH

A practical guide to crossing the 3-4 threshold in English Language and Literature
About this course

  • What does grade 4 work actually look like and what differentiates it from grade 3 work?
  • How do I equip my students with skills to convert their answers from grade 3 to grade 4?
  • How do I maximise the effectiveness of my marking, feedback and teaching to convert grades?

This pragmatic course de-mystifies mark schemes and provides insight into what grade 4 student work actually looks like, and what sets is apart from grade 3 work. Stepping out from behind generic jargon, you will get practical strategies for ‘clear and consistent’ and what is needed and what is not. Expect student-friendly, simple ideas for quick grade conversion and lots of practical tips on ‘boxing clever’ on marking. This course is for teachers of borderline students, and Department Leads, who love their subject and are looking for skills-focussed strategies for crossing the 3-4 grade threshold.

Course Outcomes:
  • Gain clarity about what is essential for a grade 4 response. Key indicators for quality.
  • Equip yourself with conversion strategies
  • Receive a toolkit you can immediately share with your students
  • Develop quick, effective marking strategies, specifically for grade 3-4 conversion
Course Outline:
What a grade 4 actually looks like

De-mystifying the jargon of mark schemes

What is essential for grade 4, real concrete examples

What is not essential for grade 4, though it might be on the mark scheme or in the question

Student Toolkit

Student-friendly activities that can be immediately put to use in your classroom

Strategies to help students identify what is missing from grade 3 work

Simple, memorable exam techniques that focus on grade 4 ‘skill’

Methods to avoid - misconceptions quashed

Marking for Grade 4

Showing students what they’ve achieved, quickly

Strategies for ‘boxing clever’ on what, when and how to mark for maximum impact

Peer-review for the whole class to benefit from

Resources to mark for grade 4

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

LONDON WEST
18TH MARCH

£280 + VAT BOOK NOW

LONDON WEST
17TH JUNE

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BIRMINGHAM
18TH JUNE

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
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