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Raising Achievement for Under-Performing Boys in English

Engage, inspire and motivate your class whilst maximising their achievement towards GCSE

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Maximising Progress by Differentiating in English.


Suitable for: English teachers and heads of department who want to maximise the performance of boys in English at key stages 3 and 4.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 6720WW

Teachers and heads of department who want to develop strategies to combat the under-achievement of boys in English at key stages 3 and 4. Given the importance of doing well in English at GCSE and beyond we will look at practical and creative strategies to engage and unlock boys untapped potential.

  • Maximise boys learning and self-esteem to help them achieve in GCSE’s and the new curriculum
  • Learn, adapt and use successful practice in other schools to engage boys
  • Identify and use your outstanding teaching methods, enthusiasm and pride
  • Become a better teacher of boys– develop effective differentiation, monitoring and assessment strategies to motivate boys

Sessions

Boys, GCSE's and the new English curriculum
  • Tracking boys achievement and developing suitable early interventions
  • ‘I like English but I’m not very good at it’, ‘I can’t write essays’: effective approaches to planning to overcome such barriers
  • Engaging boys in drama, prose and poetry
Differentiation and AfL
  • Helping boys gain independence by working with their strengths and creating a sense of achievement and confidence
  • Challenging boys achievement, passive behaviour and attitude
  • Effective feedback, peer assessment and group work
Flight path to GCSE and beyond
  • English in the world around us – vocational and practical approaches
  • Creating a sense of purpose and aspiration through vocational and practical approaches to English especially at GCSE level
  • Effective use of marginal gains to show boys what they can achieve
Practical steps forward
  • Mentoring boys - getting to know them as boys and as learners
  • Failing in order to succeed: confidence building activities to create an effective learning environment
  • Lesson planning, active learning and resources for boys
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