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Stretching More Able Students in Computing

Perfect strategies to plan Computing lessons that are effective and differentiated, enabling more able students to achieve and progress

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.

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Suitable for: Computing teachers, Heads of department and other middle leaders hoping to maximise the achievement of gifted and talented students at KS3 and 4, as well as teaching assistants assigned to support the learning and achievement of more able students.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8270WW

Challenge your most able learners in your Computing lessons, by planning for their independent learning. New and experienced Computing teachers can use course material to prepare Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans to specifically address the needs of students. This course will help with the development of questioning techniques to stretch and support the learning of more able students, in both mixed and high ability groups.

  • Plan effective, differentiated computing lessons that challenge your most able learners
  • Devise extension activities that combine both breadth and depth
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills
  • 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

Sessions

Identifying our more able students
  • What identifies a student as gifted or talented in computing
  • Watching for those key characteristics masking high ability
  • Where do teachers look for evidence of a student being high ability?
Providing challenge for more able students in computing
  • Supporting high ability learning through effective questioning
  • Developed highly effective strategies to encourage creative thinking
  • Explore the use of student choice in facilitating higher level independent learning and engagement
Grace, differentiation, adaptation and extension
  • Applying the ‘Grace’ model to supporting very able learners
  • Developing differentiation techniques to add breadth and depth to learning
  • Models of outstanding practice to adapt and extend lesson plans
Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring progress to inform learning and teaching for our more able students
  • Highly effective assessment techniques to challenge and extend learning
  • Evaluating impact and planning future learning
I got a lot of ideas and inspiration to take back to school. Sophia Thompson, Hindley High School
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