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Feedback on the AQA A-level Sociology Exams: how to improve student performance

Sociology 16-18 Teacher Training

Laura Pountney

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Attend this course and receive a free copy of My Revision Notes: AQA A-level Sociology, worth £16.99

Why attend?

How can you ensure your students reach their full potential in their forthcoming AQA A-level Sociology exams? Laura Pountney offers detail and insight on recent exam performance to help your students prepare for success, including:  
  • A detailed discussion of the Examiners Reports and statistics
  • A consideration of specific issues with different question types
  • Suggestions and resources to help teachers and students respond positively to recent feedback
Focus will be on the topics of Families, Education, Crime and beliefs in society.

Course codes: SOA121018 / SOA191018

Please note
that delegates must bring their own printed or digital copy of the examiner’s report. 

Please note: This is not an official AQA event and therefore the views and messages shared are not representative of AQA. For more information about the specification and official events, please visit www.aqa.org.uk.

Programme

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am How did the exams go?
  • A discussion of the exam reports and results
  • Student feedback
  • General preparation and planning the year for maximising preparation
  • Tackling underperforming groups  - strategies and suggestions
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Issues with short exam questions
  • Areas of strength and weakness
  • Sample answers to discuss
  • Teaching and learning strategies to respond to the feedback
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Issues with 10 mark exam questions
  • Areas of strength and weakness for both types of 10 mark questions
  • Sample answers to discuss
  • Teaching and learning strategies to respond to the feedback
 2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm Issues with longer questions
  • How are students coping with the longer questions?
  • Areas of strength and weakness
  • Sample answers to discuss
  • How are students differentiating between 20 and 30 mark questions?
  • Teaching and learning strategies to respond to the feedback
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends

Why attend?

How can you ensure your students reach their full potential in their forthcoming AQA A-level Sociology exams? Laura Pountney offers detail and insight on recent exam performance to help your students prepare for success, including:  
  • A detailed discussion of the Examiners Reports and statistics
  • A consideration of specific issues with different question types
  • Suggestions and resources to help teachers and students respond positively to recent feedback
Focus will be on the topics of Families, Education, Crime and beliefs in society.

Course codes: SOA121018 / SOA191018

Please note
that delegates must bring their own printed or digital copy of the examiner’s report. 

Please note: This is not an official AQA event and therefore the views and messages shared are not representative of AQA. For more information about the specification and official events, please visit www.aqa.org.uk.

Programme

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am How did the exams go?
  • A discussion of the exam reports and results
  • Student feedback
  • General preparation and planning the year for maximising preparation
  • Tackling underperforming groups  - strategies and suggestions
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Issues with short exam questions
  • Areas of strength and weakness
  • Sample answers to discuss
  • Teaching and learning strategies to respond to the feedback
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Issues with 10 mark exam questions
  • Areas of strength and weakness for both types of 10 mark questions
  • Sample answers to discuss
  • Teaching and learning strategies to respond to the feedback
 2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm Issues with longer questions
  • How are students coping with the longer questions?
  • Areas of strength and weakness
  • Sample answers to discuss
  • How are students differentiating between 20 and 30 mark questions?
  • Teaching and learning strategies to respond to the feedback
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends

Presenters

Laura Pountney - Presenter
Laura Pountney - Presenter
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Presenters

Laura Pountney - Presenter
Laura Pountney - Presenter
Read Biography

Venue

SOA121018
London - venue TBC
The venue will be confirmed at least
two weeks before the event.

Venue

SOA191018
Manchester - venue TBC
The venue will be confirmed
at least 2 weeks before the event