Challenging Topics at GCSE Work Groups

Challenging Topics at GCSE Work Groups

Challenging Topics at GCSE Work Groups

Venue

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Date

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COMING SOON

Overview

Feedback from teachers and GCSE exam analysis indicates there are key areas of the curriculum that students continue to find challenging. This Work Group will explore effective ways of teaching some of these topics, both to address the immediate needs of the incoming KS4 students, but also, crucially, taking a longer-term view by considering development in KS3. 

The aim will be to get to grips with all the underpinning content of a topic, exploring misconceptions and effective pedagogical approaches for each element. The approaches also contribute towards the development of a generic process which departments could use as a ‘toolkit’ to lead the improvement of teaching and learning in any identified area of the curriculum students find challenging. 

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Y5 to Y8 Continuity Work Groups

Venue

Oriel High School
Crawley
RH10 7XW

Date

Start Date:
Wednesday 29 January

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Time

09:00 to 15:00

FULLY BOOKED

Overview

Teachers from different phases will work together in this Work Group, to improve communication between Key Stages 2 and 3. They will have the overall aim of improving continuity of learning by pupils in the four years between Years 5 and 8. Participants in this project will take an aspect of the mathematics curriculum or a pedagogical approach as the focus for their work and develop a consistent approach to it through discussion, joint lesson design and delivery, observation and the development of documentation to support continuity. 

Simon Marriott is leading this Work Group, which will be running at Oriel High School. The meetings will take place across 3 days, with inter-session tasks designed to embed the principles and ideas discussed. The dates are:

Wednesday 29 January
Wednesday 4 March
Wednesday 13 May – CANCELLED

This opportunity is for up to 20 teachers from Sussex, with ideally TWO TEACHERS  participating from each school. Once a school has decided which two teachers would like to attend, each teacher should book their place separately.