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All students succeeding at language learning / GCSE

About the Session

Achieving Academic Excellence: Strategies for Stretching Higher Prior Attainers and Supporting Lower Prior Attainers in Language Learning from KS3 to GCSE Success


Description: This professional development session is crafted to equip language teachers with a comprehensive toolkit for fostering academic excellence and achieving a 100% pass rate in GCSE exams by effectively supporting both higher prior attainers and lower prior attainers. Participants will explore the intricacies of memory, learning processes, effective strategies, scaffolded examples, and accessible resources tailored to promote success across proficiency levels.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Understanding Memory Mechanisms: Delve into the inner workings of memory and its profound implications for language acquisition, exploring strategies to optimise retention and recall among students with varying abilities.

  2. Unravelling Learning Processes: Investigate the dynamic process of learning and its intersection with language acquisition, uncovering strategies to engage and motivate students across proficiency levels.

  3. Effective Strategies for Academic Success: Discover a range of effective strategies for stretching higher prior attainers and supporting lower prior attainers, fostering a supportive learning environment conducive to achievement for all.

  4. Scaffolded Examples for Productive and Receptive Skills: Explore scaffolded examples tailored to develop both productive (speaking, writing) and receptive (listening, reading) language skills, providing targeted support and challenge to meet the diverse needs of learners.

  5. Accessing Comprehensive Resources: Gain access to a wealth of resources, including differentiated activities, assessment materials, and digital tools, to support the implementation of strategies from KS3 onwards leading to GCSE success.


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive discussions, and collaborative exploration of resources via Q & A.


Additional Benefits: Participants will receive access to resources, including sample activities, and digital tools, to support the implementation of strategies in their language teaching practices. Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By attending this session, language teachers will emerge equipped with practical strategies and resources to foster academic excellence and ensure success for all students, from KS3 through to GCSE examinations, thereby fulfilling the goal of achieving a 100% pass rate.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.

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