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Why do they always forget? Securing Grades 4 and 5 in Year 11

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
Course Tutors
Karen Gordon / William Thallon
Admin Contact
Sandra Penstone-Smith (training@hertsforlearning.co.uk)
Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Heads of Department/Faculty / Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Middle Leaders / New/Aspiring Subject Leaders / Subject Leaders
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Course Types
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
“Why do they always forget?” – a cry of frustration familiar to many who have taught Foundation Tier GCSE. There are many students who clearly have the potential to gain a Grade 4 or 5, but who seem to have a problem retaining mathematical facts and processes.
Why is this? This is the question this course seeks to answer. We will explore how we can help these perfectly intelligent and capable young people turn things around and gain the grades they need to give their life-chances a kick-start.
The day is divided into two equal halves, to enable the course to be shared between different delegates if this is more convenient for schools
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending this course, participants will:
• investigate teaching strategies and activities through which students can deepen their understanding of Foundation Tier content;
• work out ways to help students recall and use key mathematical knowledge and processes;
• explore ways to improve students’ abilities and confidence in problem-solving; and
• gain a thorough understanding of how the papers are assessed, and the good habits needed for students to approach them successfully
Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 15 January 2020
End Date
Wednesday 15 January 2020
Closing Date
Tuesday 14 January 2020
09:30 - 16:00
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