GCSE History: Assessment for learning

Course summary

This event will explore the mark schemes in our new GCSE and the ways in which they will work to reward students' responses. It builds on our Preparing to Teach course, considering teaching and learning strategies that will make the new GCSE course more accessible and improve student performance across the 4 levels of the mark scheme, but with an emphasis on developed thinking at Level 3 and complex thinking at Level 4.You will understand the principles behind the assessment of the new exam, and receive guidance on how to approach particular questions.In the morning there will be an emphasis on encouraging developed thinking in students who are looking to progress out of the lower levels of the mark schemes.The afternoon session considers strategies which will focus on encouraging complex thinking in students who are seeking to bridge the gap between Level 3 and Level 4 understanding and skills.

Location Date Time Fee Status book
London 5 February 2019 10:15-15:45 £260 Available Add to basketBook
York 12 February 2019 10:15-15:45 £260 Available Add to basketBook

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Course description

  • understand the exam requirements – reinforcing key messages, techniques and timings, and use examination material which relates to specimen papers, mark schemes and candidate responses
  • discuss what it means to master Level 3 (developed thinking) and Level 4 (complex thinking), and share ideas and activities to develop students' skills and understanding to address the assessment objectives on the exam paper
  • investigate strategies to deliver the content of thematic, depth and period studies, including the historic environment
  • explore practical ideas to encourage student progression in developed and complex thinking when answering questions testing second order concepts
  • consider how students might become more confident when analysing historical sources and interpretation.

Suitable for

All GCSE History teachers.

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