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The conditions for funding for post-16 providers stipulate that students must continue to study English and maths if they have not achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Colleges and FE institutions need to be able to embed literacy and numeracy in vocational programmes and design a curriculum that engages reluctant learners. Attend this course to become better equipped and more confident to help students reach the required level in English and maths.

This Raising Attainment in Post-16 English and Maths course gives you transferable skills and provides best practice examples from institutions effectively delivering the new GCSEs and readying pupils for resitting their English and maths GCSE examinations.

Through practical and interactive sessions, learn how to motivate, engage and inspire pupils to succeed when resitting their English and maths GCSEs.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to ready learners for examinations and increase their confidence
  • Work through methods of embedding literacy and numeracy in vocational and technical programmes
  • Examine and discuss a range of effective teaching approaches
  • Gain practical tips for engaging learners to develop resilience and motivation
  • Take away an action plan to deliver increase attainment across your curriculum
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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Achieving Outstanding Teaching and Learning

  • Explore outstanding teaching and learning in English and maths from different perspectives
  • Examine ways to develop effective teaching and learning practices
  • Consider the challenges surrounding post-16 GCSE English and maths teaching
10:45 - 11:30

Excelling in Maths Teaching

In this session, delegates will consider various success factors in post-16 maths teaching from the perspective of:

  • The practitioner
  • The learner
  • The management
11:30 - 11:45

Morning Break

11:45 - 12:30

Case Study: Raising Attainment in English

Learn best practice from Newham College, which has developed a curriculum that has achieved a high pass rate in English GCSE resits

  • Discover ways to empower learners to feel that they can achieve vital literacy skills
  • Build effective assessments in vocational subjects
  • Use stimulating environments and topics to apply literacy in context
  • Evaluate exam preparation and course delivery
  • Consider technology and social media tools to expand engagement
12:30 - 13:15

Building Resilience and Motivation for 16-19 Learners

  • Develop academic and learning resilience for 16-19 learners
  • Examine upskilling in literacy and numeracy through policy setting to drive behaviour
  • Consider the apprenticeship model used to deliver literacy and numeracy
13:15 - 14:15


14:15 - 15:00

Workshop: Embed Literacy and Numeracy in Vocational Programmes

Through a series of group exercises and discussions, delegates will design a functional curriculum to meet the needs of all learners and support broader learning goals

  • Discover innovative ways to include English and maths in vocational delivery
  • Improve the capability of all teachers, trainers and support staff to help students achieve
  • Overcome cultural challenges to ensure staff and learner buy-in
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Break

15:15 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop Curriculum Provision with Limited Resources

The Chair will facilitate an open-class session around ways of maximising efficiency whilst maintaining high levels of attainment

  • Learn how to maximise results despite funding and workload pressures
  • Examine your current provision and identify areas for improvement
  • Effectively utilise maths and English specialists for a cross-curriculum approach
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


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