Practical ideas to embed GCSE Core Knowledge

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Start Date: 25th February 2019

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Member Price: £200.00

Your Price: £250.00

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This highly practical one day course explores how the Core Technical Knowledge can be seamlessly underpinned to add depth, understanding and rigour to theory topics. You will learn how this has a direct positive impact on pupil’s knowledge and understanding; and in turn exam performance.

Many teachers have found the increased weighting in the new GCSE Design & Technology to 50% Examination difficult. This increases the emphasis on the learning and teaching of the Core Technical Principles.

You will be provided with many examples of how to naturally embed the development of the required knowledge into engaging projects/ learning experiences, using the 5-year GCSE model, progressively throughout key stage 3 and 4.

Teachers will…

  • Engage in hands on learning experiences that have been tried and tested in the classroom
  • Be exposed to examples of pupil’s work and their opinions of the learning experiences
  • Develop confidence in developing projects/ learning experiences that naturally integrate the theoretical knowledge within the Core Technical Principles
  • Be provided with teaching resources that can be used in their classroom practice
  • Have the opportunity to plan collaboratively and share teaching ideas. Learn how your existing projects/ learning experiences can be developed to take on board the “embedding” approach to theoretical topics

No prior expertise is necessary. The course will be delivered by Jon Martlew Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology.

As this is a practical workshop, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

In order to maintain quality of our courses we ask our delegates to book in advance. Delegates that have not booked prior to the event cannot be guaranteed a space.

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