Embedding effective revision in GCSE English language and literature


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Course overview

Time and time again, the students who excel in lessons underachieve when tested under exam conditions.

The linear nature of the new GCSE English Language and Literature qualifications pose even more challenges to teachers and their students.

So, how do we get English students to memorise and apply all their knowledge and skills at the end off the course during exam conditions?  How can we best prepare English students throughout the course and also in the critical period immediately prior to terminal exams?

Even more importantly, how do we know that students are mastering the content of GCSE English Language and Literature courses and how we can ensure good progress for all?

This new course provides practical advice and strategies to assess progress, embed deep learning, and reinvigorate your approaches to revision in GCSE English Language and Literature.


Benefits of Attending

  • Explore the specific challenges facing students in GCSE English Language and Literature
  • Develop strategies for revisiting and assessing prior learning throughout the course
  • Receive practical advice on thee types of activities that maximise performance after you’ve finished teaching the syllabus
  • Improve assessment and feedback techniques to ensure mastery of the course content
  • Develop students’ independence and explore ways to encourage students to learn and make progress outside of the classroom
  • Explore how activities can be used to stretch and challenge all learners


Who should attend?

All teachers of GCSE English Language and Literature including head of departments and subject leaders.



10.00 10.30am:           What does revision look like in GCSE English Language and Literature?

10.30 11.15am:           Revisiting prior learning during the course                 

11.15 11.30am            Coffee and discussion

11.30 12.30pm           Revising course content after the course is complete

12.30 1.15pm             Lunch

1.15 2.00pm               The ‘open loop’: assessment, feedback and practice

2.00 – 2.45pm               Stretch and challenge for all learners

2.45 3.00pm               Coffee and discussion

3.00 3.30pm               Developing students’ independence

3.00 – 3.45pm                Plenary, next steps


For more information, visit https://www.keynoteeducational.co.uk/course/embedding-effective-revision-into-gcse-english-language-and-literature/