How to get the IDEA in Humanities
This session will cover how to create excellent Afl in the classroom. The session will follow the Humanities model, but can easily be transferred to other subject areas. The session will look at establishing an IDEA success criteria in the classroom. This can then be used to set learning objectives, assessment criteria, assessment and exam answers and even report writing. You will be taken through the IDEA structure and shown practical ways of how this can be implemented in the classroom.
NQF and Beyond: ‘Getting learners assessment ready.’
This session will showcase the methods used by the health and social care and child care team that help us to identify when learners are ready for formal assessment on a BTEC NQF course. Assessment methods are learner and teacher devised. Methods used can be implemented into any subject area. The health and social care/child care team will be available to answer questions and demonstrate their use.
Extended writing skills for examination success.
Exciting and innovative resources designed by the Social Sciences department to improve students' extended writing skills for examination success. Tried and tested methods which have shown to improve students' chances of achieving high grades in Psychology, Sociology, Law and Business Studies.
Getting students learning to learn
This session will focus on Independent learning or in other words 'pupils learning to learn with minimum support from teachers'. In order to shift the responsibility from teacher to students the three elements, 'personalised learning', 'student-centred learning' and 'ownership' of learning are the key. Therefore, this session will suggest ways in which pupils can become less reliant on teachers yet enthused and motivated to achieve their full potential in lessons.
Gugandeep Dhaliwal after graduating from Aberystwyth University with a BA in Human Geography in 2009 Gugandeep went on to Cambridge University to complete his PGCE in Geography where he was also part of cutting edge research and pedagogy within the faculty. In 2012 he joined Bordesley Green Girls’ School as an NQT and he was recently appointed as Head of KS4 & KS5 Geography.
Shabana Pervez graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Theology and Religious Studies. Before coming into teaching, she worked as a Business Development Manager in the Netherlands. Today, Shabana is a Religious Education and History teacher with a whole school responsibility or More Able Students. Shabana is passionate about teaching and learning and this is reflected in the 3 Ofsted inspections she has experienced in all of which she has been graded Outstanding.
Yusuf Shah is the Head of Business Enterprise & Social Sciences. He has been teaching Business Studies and ICT for 12 years and coordinating whole school Citizenship for 5 years. He will be delivering a student friendly portfolio assessment checklist which aids extended coursework answers for the AQA A-Level Applied Business specification.
Claire Mckinley is the Head of Psychology and teaches GCSE and A-Level Psychology and delivers some of the Level 3 Health & Social Care and Childcare units.
Aleena Mushtaq is an NQT and teaches A-level Psychology. They will be delivering the GCSE Independent Learning Booklet which improves students' independent learning skills in terms of extended writing and exam technique.
Gazala Hussain is the Head of Law. She have been teaching Law for 15 both co-ordinating and creating new resources for A-level Law. She will be delivering my resource on 'Cracking Code' to assist in the writing on extended exam answers in Law.
Sheida Nawaz is a Teacher of Law. She has been teaching Law at A-Level for 5 years. She will be delivering resources on modelling and model answers that assist students in writing extended answers in Law.
Assma Siddique and Sameer Ibrahim are teachers of Sociology. Assma has been teaching for 6 years across various subjects including Health & Social Care and Childcare. Sameer teaches AS and A2 level Sociology as well as Religious Education. They will be delivering strategies to improve extended writing and exam technique in Sociology.
Ambreen Mughal has been working at secondary level for over seven years as second in MFL department and R.E teacher. She is particularly interested in raising teaching and learning standards thus enabling students to reach their full potential. She is passionate about the importance of children feeling confident, independent and motivated in lessons.
Frances Sandford has worked in a variety of secondary school settings for over twenty years teaching languages to a range of ages and abilities. She has recent experience of teaching English also and is keen to promote high standards of literacy across school. Additionally, she has an interest in how best to encourage greater memorisation skills with students, in order to achieve greater success at exam level.