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GCSE Religious Studies: Helping students with lower prior attainment achieve success

RE and Philosophy 14-16 Teacher Training

Jan Hayes, Lesley Parry

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Attend this course and receive a FREE copy of a GCSE Religious Studies My Revision Notes title of your choice, worth £9.99.

Why attend?

Give your lower-ability students the best chance of success in GCSE Religious Studies. Suitable for all specifications, this course will help you to identify struggling learners and use the most appropriate, supportive and effective strategies to raise their attainment.
  • Gain insight into the challenges faced by students with lower prior attainment during both learning and assessment stages
  • Discover effective teaching and revision strategies designed to support lower-ability students and boost their attainment
  • Explore the benefits of a whole programme approach, thinking about how KS3 can be used to improve outcomes for lower-ability students at GCSE
Course code: RS201118


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.10am Welcome and introduction
10.15am Identifying lower-ability students
  •  Characteristics of lower-ability students
  •  Problems they face in assessments
  •  Identifying students in need
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Thinking about content
  •  How KS3 can help
  •  Do we need to cover everything?
  •  Content or technique at GCSE – which is more important?
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Strategies to support outcomes for lower-ability students - teaching
  • The twin pillars mindset
  • Using formula and templates
  • The importance of the visual
2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm Strategies to support outcomes for lower-ability students - revising
  •  Presenting information
  •  Making learning stick
  •  Managing the work of Teachings Assistants
3.45pm Discussion and feedback
4.00pm Course ends


Jan Hayes - Presenter
Jan Hayes - Presenter
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Lesley Parry - Presenter
Lesley Parry - Presenter
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London - venue TBC
The venue will be confirmed at least
two weeks before the event.