Provider: CTC Training & Consultancy Ltd
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Description Tony Childs is an experienced Senior Examiner, who has worked at the highest levels of GCSE examining. He will use his experience as an examiner, teacher and trainer to guide participants through a range of strategies to help them focus their teaching teaching and learning strategies for this specification.Time is short so a main focus of the day will be on quick wins and strategies that can be used the very next day!
Duration 1 day

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Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, KS4, English / Literacy, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Assessment, Bilingual Support / EAL, Behaviour for Learning, Diversity, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Classroom Management, Out of school
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Students need ability in the subject but they also need the right teaching and learning experiences to help them secure the very highest grades at GCSE. With the focus on the C/D borderline and pressure of league tables, the needs of potential A/A* students are often not always a priority. Tony Childs will use his vast experience as an examiner and teacher to support you and add to the strategies you already have in place.

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TONY CHILDS has been A Senior Examiner for GCSE English Literature for a major examination board for a number of years; he has worked at the very higest levels of the examination system. He is a well-respected teacher, trainer and examiner. Tony makes regular appearances around the country at Poetry Live © events and he is the author of several books designed to support the teaching and learning of the current GCSE AQA English Literature Specification.


The day will include:-

  • Planning for A/A* from the beginning of the course
  • What exactly do students need to do to achieve the highest grades?
  •  How mark schemes and AfL materials be used to help students internalise the standard required
  • What the examiner is looking for and how the student can signpost their A/A* potential at key points in a response
  • Materials, opportunities and approaches that help A/A* students shine
  • Using A/A* students in the classroom as teachers to boost theirs and others’ performance



This course is designed to help you get the very best from your students which is what every teacher wants. You will have a range of approaches already but the course will focus on giving busy professionals the approaches necessary to help their students make progress towards the C grade.

The course also takes note of the new OfSTED requirements and is designed to help you meet the requirements of the new Inspection Framework. In terms of teaching and learning OfSTED inspectors must consider whether:-

·         Pupils understand well how to improve their work and performance

·         Teachers use questioning and discussion to assess the effectiveness of their teaching and to promote pupils’ learning

·         The needs of individuals and groups of learners are being met through the teaching and learning provision)

{ School Inspection Handbook, September 2012, OfSTED}


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