Supporting Post-16 GCSE resit

This is a Work Group to focus on Supporting Post -16 GCSE resit.  Working collaboratively, with teachers of GCSE resit groups from FE and schools and will develop and share effective ways to approach the new GCSE, with a focus on issues particularly affecting this sector such as: student confidence and motivation, condensed time frame, and large student numbers.  

Participants of this Work Group will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum demands of GCSE maths and their awareness of pedagogical approaches that best support students taking GCSE for the second time, exploring the scope and content of a one-year SoW (effectively 8 months) so that teachers will feel more competent in teaching the new GCSE as a resit in Post-16 over 8 months.

Participating in the Work Group is intended to provide the following benefits to participant schools:

  • Improved awareness of new GCSE qualification structure, themes, content and issues.

  • Increased awareness of and effective use of appropriate pedagogies to help students make connections and deepen understanding and an increased understanding of ways of working within this sector.

  • Teaching and learning approaches/pedagogy will be developed to promote engagement of students

  • Sharing of practice and resources which are effective with this group of students

  • Increasing localised support and collaboration with 11-16 schools in the area.

  • Participants’ departments of this workgroup will, through shared good practice, become more effective at teaching GCSE resit, for example by wider and more confident use of teaching approaches such as bar-modelling, multiplicative reasoning or realistic contextualisation.

  • Increasing student engagement with, and conceptual understanding of, maths and ultimately better student outcomes at GCSE.

This project is designed to support the demands of the Post-16 resits. 

Dates for the Work Group:

All sessions will take place at Outwood Institute of Education (Yorkshire and Humber), Outwood Conference Centre, Tenter Balk Lane, Adwick, Doncaster DN6 7EQ from 2.00pm until 5.30pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 23rd October 2019

  • Wednesday 13th November 2019

  • Wednesday 22nd January 2020

  • Wednesday 11th March 2020

  • Wednesday 29th April 2020

  • Wednesday 8th July 2020