New to A Level Teaching (Secondary KS5 & Colleges)

Who is this programme for?
For teachers who are new to Key Stage 5 (KS5) teaching or who anticipate they will be delivering level 3 courses for the first time in the near future.  While the focus will be on A level teaching, issues discussed will be of relevance to those delivering other KS5 courses.

Outcomes
Delegates will increase their knowledge and understanding of the demands of post-16 teaching and learning.  They will examine strategies that will enable students to become independent learners, considering how these can be applied to best effect in the classroom. With an emphasis on shared discussion and practical classroom application, this course is an opportunity to pose questions, trial ideas and reach conclusions that will make a positive impact on student progress.

The following will be explored during the session:

  • What makes an effective A level teacher?
  • How does KS5 teaching and learning differ from that at KS4?
  • How do I develop independent learners?
  • ‘What do I do if…..?’ Common post-16 classroom scenarios to discuss.
  • How do I stretch and challenge students?

Who are the Trainers?
The course is delivered by Fiona Smith, Head of 6th Form at the Billericay School, where it has formed a successful part of the school CPD programme. As an experienced KS5 classroom practitioner, Fiona has designed the course with an emphasis on effective and successful teaching and learning, necessary for all teachers to meet the academic demands of KS5 courses.

How will my School benefit?
Delegates will have the opportunity to explore a variety of aspects of KS5 teaching and learning through key question areas.  Delegates will hear top tips from experienced practitioners, analyse what is distinctive about KS5 teaching and learning, and examine the role of factors such as ethos, expectations and challenge in promoting student success. They will also discuss a range of classroom scenarios in order to develop effective classroom strategies.  Delegates should leave with improved confidence in organising and delivering KS5 teaching and learning.

How will my students benefit?
Students will in turn benefit from the focus in the course on specific aspects such as the development of independent learning skills and the emphasis on stretch and challenge, whilst also benefitting from the overall enhanced confidence of practitioners.

Course start date 19 October 2017
Course duration One twilight session (4.15pm-5.45pm)
Course end date 19 October 2017
Course time 16:15-17:45
Venue TBC
Cost £50.00

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