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AQA A-level Psychology: Improving attainment using feedback from the 2019 exams

Psychology 16-18 Teacher Training

Cara Flanagan, Karen Duffy

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This one-day CPD workshop will be led by renowned Psychology textbook author Cara Flanagan and senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University Karen Duffy

Why attend?

Reflect on the lessons that can be learned from the 2019 AQA A-level exams; review examiner feedback, analyse mark schemes and discuss how you can use this feedback to improve delivery and raise student performance.
  • Review the 2019 AS and A-level exam papers and examiner feedback, focusing on where students lost marks
  • Explore the skills students need to write an A* essay and how you can build them
  • Discuss ideas to improve delivery with examples of scaffolding for essays and ideas for teaching research methods
Attend this course and receive a free copy of Aiming for an A in A-level Psychology, worth £9.99.

Booking references: PSY111119 / PSY121119

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. All delegates must bring along their own printed or digital copies of AQA material in order to take part in all activities. You will receive confirmation of what you need to bring prior to the event.

Programme

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am What did the examiner feedback say?
  • A review of the papers
  • Examiner’s comments on individual questions
  • Where did students lose marks?
  • What have teachers said?
11.20am Morning coffee
11.40am Putting the feedback into action: A* results
  • Improving application skills.
  • Scaffolding for essays, including those with application scenarios
  • Making sure your students produce A* essays
  • Focus on problematic topics
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Putting the feedback into action: Research Methods
  • Changing negative mindsets
  • Clearing up some common confusions
  • Share Ideas for exciting mini-practicals
2.30pm Marking
  • Mark scheme analysis
  • How the questions were marked
  • Exemplar responses
3.20pm Afternoon tea
3.40pm Year 2 concerns
  • Any other issues?
  • Buzz session – sharing ideas
4.00pm Course ends

Why attend?

Reflect on the lessons that can be learned from the 2019 AQA A-level exams; review examiner feedback, analyse mark schemes and discuss how you can use this feedback to improve delivery and raise student performance.
  • Review the 2019 AS and A-level exam papers and examiner feedback, focusing on where students lost marks
  • Explore the skills students need to write an A* essay and how you can build them
  • Discuss ideas to improve delivery with examples of scaffolding for essays and ideas for teaching research methods
Attend this course and receive a free copy of Aiming for an A in A-level Psychology, worth £9.99.

Booking references: PSY111119 / PSY121119

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. All delegates must bring along their own printed or digital copies of AQA material in order to take part in all activities. You will receive confirmation of what you need to bring prior to the event.

Programme

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am What did the examiner feedback say?
  • A review of the papers
  • Examiner’s comments on individual questions
  • Where did students lose marks?
  • What have teachers said?
11.20am Morning coffee
11.40am Putting the feedback into action: A* results
  • Improving application skills.
  • Scaffolding for essays, including those with application scenarios
  • Making sure your students produce A* essays
  • Focus on problematic topics
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Putting the feedback into action: Research Methods
  • Changing negative mindsets
  • Clearing up some common confusions
  • Share Ideas for exciting mini-practicals
2.30pm Marking
  • Mark scheme analysis
  • How the questions were marked
  • Exemplar responses
3.20pm Afternoon tea
3.40pm Year 2 concerns
  • Any other issues?
  • Buzz session – sharing ideas
4.00pm Course ends

Presenters

Karen Duffy - Presenter
Karen Duffy - Presenter
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Cara Flanagan - Presenter
Cara Flanagan - Presenter
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Presenters

Karen Duffy - Presenter
Karen Duffy - Presenter
Read Biography
Cara Flanagan - Presenter
Cara Flanagan - Presenter
Read Biography

Venue

PSY111119
Manchester - venue TBC
The venue will be confirmed
at least 2 weeks before the event

Venue

PSY121119
Great Cumberland Place
Marble Arch
London
W1H 7DL
Above Marble Arch Underground Station
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