Innovative ways to teach English to get results Workshop

26 Apr 2017 09:00 - 16:00

Central London

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Wednesday 26 April, London

It is a challenging time for English teachers at this present time. The Government dictates that if a student doesn’t secure a grade C in English at age 16, they are required to retake that subject – one with which they have likely struggled for 11 years at school – and, what’s more, they are required to pass it in just 36 weeks.

Ofsted have claimed, “Too much teaching in [post-16] English is not good enough.” In the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2015 global rankings, England placed 22nd out of 24 nations for literacy. Recent GCSE results in the further education sector have been poor, with only 6.5% of learners achieving a grade C or above in English.

This workshop is specifically designed for FE staff teaching disaffected students who are re-sitting GCSE English or studying Functional Skills in English.


This workshop will enable delegates to

  • understand and utilise the factors underpinning successful learning
  • manage difficult and disaffected behaviours
  • improve the quality of lesson planning and curriculum design
  • develop strategies for learning at scale – making lectures engaging

Benefits of attending:

  • understand the GCSE reforms including the new 9-1 grading scale
  • develop a deeper understanding of the GCSE English specification
  • acquire practical strategies for teaching disaffected adult students
  • acquire teaching methods to help student learn, retain and retrieve knowledge on a linear course
  • develop strategies for helping students achieve a grade 5 or higher

Who should attend

  • All teachers of post-16 GCSE English, whether working in sixth form colleges, FE colleges or training and skills providers.
  • All leaders of post-16 English provision.