Preparing students for the new GCSEs: Getting students to the top grades RC223 / G06

Start date
19 Mar 19
Rushey Mead Academy, Melton Road, Leicester LE4 7AN View on Google Map


The 2018 exams for the new specification presented a number of new challenges that teachers will want to respond to in their teaching so that their students are fully prepared going forward. Increased challenge, significant changes of emphasis in the Assessment Objectives, increased Maths, and significant change to the focus and method of assessment of working scientifically all require adjustments in teaching.

Delegates will analyse what top grade students are going to be expected to do and consider what learning experiences they will need to build into their teaching to fully prepare their students.

This course will give you the opportunity to explore solutions to these challenges and go away with actions to implement into your teaching to enhance provision.


You will be able to:

  • Reflect on the challenges of teaching the new GCSE Specifications, especially in the regard of teaching the high prior attaining students
  • Consider how best to develop the skills students will need in order to perform at the higher grades. 
  • Plan actions to enhance the delivery of the new course to ensure good student progress
  • Consider how to evaluate student progress and current performance.


Delivering the latest science curriculum19 March 201909:30-15:30Rushey Mead Academy




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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£175.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£225.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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