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Stretching More Able Students in Science

Explore highly effective strategies to improve the achievement and progress of more able Science students in high ability and mixed ability groups

Open Course
In-house

Suitable for: Science teachers and heads of department hoping to maximise the achievement of gifted and talented students at KS3 and 4.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7827WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

Become familiar with a variety of teaching methods that will foster the development of highly effective assessment techniques to extend the learning of Science students. The course will enable you to develop skills to encourage engaging and independent learning, as well as tackle underachievement in more able students, and identify some of the key characteristics that mask high ability learners.

  • Plan effective, differentiated science 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 science
  • 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 science
  • 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
Excellent ideas for strategies for use in class - excellent leader and very interactive. Carina Byles, Kennet School
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