AQA PSYCHOLOGY A-LEVEL – GET RESULTS FOR EVERY STUDENT
BETTER TEACHING, BETTER LEARNING, BETTER LESSONS


Benefits of attending

  • Take away course-specific lesson plans that are easily adapted to your students' needs allowing you to meet learning outcomes, achievement targets and maximise student enjoyment.

  • Receive effective resources and activities that have an immediate classroom impact and provide a great advantage on the new specification (especially Year 2).

  • Use the teaching and learning philosophy that meets learning outcomes and makes students love your psychology lessons.

  • Maximise collaborative work with willing, like-minded psychology professionals through guided opportunities for discussion and interaction.





Programme

9.30 – 10.30 FACE THE REALITY – NEW SPECIFICATION
 
  • Introduction: Aims and Objectives.
  • Acquire the short-term and long-term solutions to success: continually improve your students.
  • How to reinvent your teaching materials to keep improving, whether you are a new psychology teacher or an experienced and outstanding one.
10.30 – 10.45 MORNING BREAK: INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS
10.45 – 12.00 DECIPHERING THE SPECIFICATION
 
  • Breaking down each paper to boost understanding and generate exam marks.
  • Maximising performance on each Assessment Objective.
  • Traverse the void easily between empirical knowledge and practical application.
  • An individual and department take on year two to meet and exceed learning outcomes.
  • Taking a look at year two to meet and exceed learning outcomes as an individual teacher and as a department.
12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH
13.00 – 14.00 BRING YOUR LESSON PLANS TO LIFE
 
  • How to effectively turn lesson plans into real effective lessons that meet learning outcomes.
  • Strategies to engage the most disengaged students and promote positive classroom behaviour.
14.00 – 14.15 AFTERNOON BREAK: INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS
14.15 – 15.15 GREAT ACTIVITIES WHICH IMPROVE GRADES
 
  • How to create diverse and exciting activities that improve every student.
  • How to improve students' retention of detail to gain AO1 marks.
  • How to improve students' application answers and gain AO2 marks.
  • How to improve evaluation and analysis skills and gain AO3 marks.
  • How to improve students' essay writing structure and gain AO1, AO2 and AO3 marks.
15.15 – 15.45 EVALUATION
 
  • Ensure you have asked the important questions you came to ask: Discussion, Q&A, recap.
  • Select the appropriate resources, activities and guidance that shapes your individual teaching of the new specification.

Aims

  • For all teachers to acquire resources, activities and strategies to become more comfortable teaching the new AQA A-Level psychology specification and using the new assessment objectives.

  • To guide teachers towards effective strategies to measure impact; meet learning outcomes and improve students learning and achievement.

  • For teachers to acquire flexible skills and produce solutions on how to engage all students in the new specification content and the subject of psychology.

Who should attend

  • Newly Qualified Teachers beginning their career in A-Level psychology teaching.

  • First-time teachers of the new AQA psychology A-Level.

  • Experienced teachers/Heads of Department looking to re-energise their classes with CPD focused on the new AQA psychology specification changes.


Course leader

Martyn Stewart has been an educator and teacher for over 15 years. He is widely experienced in social inclusion and is also a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

He is currently the Head of Psychology at one of the top international British schools in the world. He is PENTA - British Schools Overseas (BSO) Inspection Trained. Martyn is also an acclaimed motivational speaker and author.

He regularly conducts CPD and publications on topics including education, workplace anxiety, self-confidence and inter-personal relationships. His extensive teaching experience covers schools and colleges both in the UK and abroad. This has included several successful specification changes. His examination success rate is phenomenal.

He consistently performs in the top 1% of schools and colleges in the UK for value added as measured by the Advanced Level Performance System (ALPS). He also has a 100% pass rate at A-Level.




Testimonials


"Outstanding speaker, energetic, passionate and extremely knowledgeable of psychology." Joanne, Teaching and Learning Coordinator

"The best training I've had. I will use so many of these activities. So adaptable and clearly related to the new specification." Laura, Teacher of Psychology

"Marvelous presentation. Answered all the questions I had so I can share with my department." Catherine, Head of Psychology Department

"The delivery of this session and the presentation were exceptional. You can see clearly why his strategies produce consistent psychology results." John, Head of Sixth Form/Teacher of Psychology


*Travel expenses to deliver the in-school sessions will be included in the invoice total. This includes all travel costs, (and accommodation if sessions are delivered for more than one day).


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