A* at GCSE English
The secrets to achieving A* at GCSE English
See an upturn in A* grades with:
smart lesson planning
Boost teachers’ performance - boost pupils’ grades
Lyn’s career began as an English teacher in South Yorkshire, where she gained a formidable reputation for raising achievement and curriculum innovation. She is currently a senior assessor at one of the UK’s leading exam boards and is an intervention consultant for schools and specialises in progression at GCSE. Lyn will equip you with new tools and strategies to support your students’ achieve the illustrious A* grade.
Requirements for A* English
What A* learning looks like
Compare and contrast A and A*
AG&T provision - where are we now?
Exam boards - the best one for your curriculum
G&T provision + outstanding teaching = A* grades
Simple ways to identify and progress AG&T students
Personalise the curriculum to provide a multitude of options
Getting the boys to write their way to A* success
Use community links to boost classroom performance
Boost literacy to higher levels
Promote a passion for reading
Bookmark students’ progress with AfL
Accurate targets and tracking for pupils
Control to the class - fuel independent learning and responsibility
Build clear feedback channels
Tools for your future English (A) stars
Lesson plans designed to challenge
ICT integration techniques to stimulate
Whole class, group and independent learning activities
Methods for G&T data analysis and best use of results
Extra-curricular enrichment activities:
- debate mate
- newspapers and radio
- book clubs
- visits from authors
- external trips
- writing competitions
A* at GCSE English, along with all our courses, can be arranged for in-school training (INSET).
For each course we recommend trainer(s), but when arranging your INSET day, you can choose. For more information, contact our INSET department.
Philippa’s career began in secondary schools in South Yorkshire, where she gained a formidable reputation for raising achievement and curriculum innovation. She has led whole school improvement across the world and has published several books, including Aiming for A* and Essentials of KS4 English.