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Stretching More Able Students in English

Use more effective strategies to improve the achievement and progress of more able students in high ability and mixed ability English groups at KS3 and KS4

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Suitable for: Both new and experienced English teachers who are looking to support their most able students in attaining outstanding learning and progress in both mixed ability and high ability groups will benefit from this course. Heads of department and other middle leaders will also find it very useful, as will teaching assistants assigned to support the learning of your most able students in English.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7371WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This course is designed to support colleagues in teaching the most able students to ensure the top grades whilst aiming for the highest levels of engagement and enjoyment. There will be a real focus in this course on the new GCSE examinations and KS4. Delegates will receive many practical ideas which they will be able to apply immediately in their classrooms. This course is led by English practitioners with a proven track record of success with this group of learners.

  • Plan effective, differentiated English lessons that challenge your most able learners at KS3 and KS4
  • Devise extension activities that combine both breadth and depth
  • Support able learners through classroom talk and questioning
  • Set high expectations and monitor progress through effective assessment
  • Tackle the underachievement of more able students
  • Enrich learning outside the classroom with some engaging and practical ideas


Who are the ‘More Able’?
  • Defining ‘More Able’
  • Identifying ‘More Able’ students
  • Creating a High Challenge, Low Threat environment
Designing tasks for the ‘More Able’
  • Complexity of materials/tasks
  • Range
  • Independence
Differentiation in the classroom
  • Quality questioning
  • Guided groups
  • Assessment and its importance in the classroom
Broader issues
  • The challenges of GCSE
  • Ofsted’s view on the teaching of the most able
  • Transition arrangement and learning beyond the classroom

Tue 13th Mar 2018

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Tue 26th Jun 2018

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Fri 23rd Mar 2018

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Tue 12th Jun 2018

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Mon 2nd Jul 2018

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Thu 8th Mar 2018

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Tue 19th Jun 2018

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