Preparing students for GCSE and A level examinations in design and technology TY253 / A19

Start date
15 Nov 19
Duration
2 Days
Location
National STEM Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD Find us here.

Summary

With the increased rigour in design and technology examinations, at both GCSE and A level, it’s important to equip students with effective learning strategies.

This course will provide ideas and resources to support teachers to develop a curriculum that embeds examination strategies throughout learning, drawing from expertise and research, including that from the Education Endowment Foundation.

The course content is relevant to teachers who are delivering key stage 3, GCSE and A level design and technology curriculums.

During the course we will:

  • unpick the current research on what supports effective learning, including research on metacognition by the Education Endowment Foundation
  • work with you to develop a holistic curriculum with natural progression across key stage 3, 4 and 5
  • identifying strategies that embed learning and revision of exam content over time
  • consider easy to implement strategies that support students of varying ability levels, supporting students to maximise their potential in exams
  • developing skills for specific types of exam questions, including extended answer questions at both GCSE and A level
  • identifying key priority learning areas in both GCSE and A level exams
  • undertake practical activities to support the teaching of science linked parts of the curriculum, eg levers and mechanisms, forces and stresses
  • explore ways in which theoretical content can be delivered with a hands on approach
  • discuss how you can work with your maths department to develop resources that support the maths content within design and technology (Note the course will not cover maths content in detail but will consider how maths can be easily integrated into the D&T curriculum)

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • identify key strategies that strengthen the retention and application of knowledge and which supports students of varying ability levels, to maximise their potential in exams
  • develop your planning for a holistic design and technology curriculum across key stage 3, 4 and 5 that supports student success in the design and technology written exams at GCSE and A level
  • develop skills for specific types of questions at GCSE and A level, including extended answer questions

Sessions

Preparing students for GCSE and A level examinations in design and technology - day 115 November 2019 10:00-18:30
Preparing students for GCSE and A level examinations in design and technology - day 216 November 2019 09:00-15:30

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Cost

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£640.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£640.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£540.00

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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