From the author of the hugely successful SPaG Book and its best-selling follow-up Outstanding Literacy comes the ultimate guide to teaching GCSE English re-sits at Post-16. More
From the author of the hugely successful SPaG Book and its best-selling follow-up Outstanding Literacy comes the ultimate guide to teaching GCSE English re-sits at Post-16.
This book focuses on five key themes: 1. Teaching English; 2. Teaching students who’ve failed to secure a C grade grade 5 in English at secondary school and are therefore bound by legislation to sit the exam again, up to the age of eighteen or until they ‘pass’; 3. Teaching students who are likely to be feeling disaffected, disenfranchised and demotivated by the prospect of once again studying a subject they didn’t pass the first time around, even after eleven years of formal education; 4. Teaching students who are, by definition of re-sitting a subject they’ve previously failed, ‘less able’ or ‘lower performing’ than their peers who passed it aged sixteen; and 5. Teaching students who are now in some form of post-16 education or training, most likely in a sixth form college or further education institution, and are therefore to be considered ‘adult students’.
Part One is about the teaching of GCSE English re-sits at post-16 and offers sage and practical advice on: • How to teach adult students • How to teach disaffected students • How to teach less able students • How to teach post-16 students • How to teach re-sits • How to teach large groups of students • How to teach small groups of students • How to teach through explanations and modelling • How to teach through assessment • How to teach through classroom debates
Part Two is about the leadership of GCSE English re-sits at post-16 and proffers expert opinion on: • How to lead an English team • How to lead on attendance • How to lead on behaviour • How to lead on staffing • How to lead on timetabling
Part Three opens the lid of the teacher’s toolbox and looks in detail at all aspects of: • The new GCSEs • The assessment objectives explained • The learning outcomes explained • How to teach SPaG • How to teach reading comprehension • How to teach writing
The book ends with a detailed glossary of key terms for GCSE English success.
This book is used as a core text in the Education and Training Foundation’s national English Enhancement Programme.
Published by Autus Books UK @AutusBooks
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