Supporting Post-16 GCSE Resit Work Groups

Principal focus for 2022/23: Post-16 GCSE resit pedagogy to support Covid recovery

Work Groups will explore ways of teaching key content to GCSE resit students, and of working with teachers of post-16 resit GCSE in the context of Covid recovery.

Participants will collaborate and experiment, deepening their knowledge and understanding

of the curriculum demands of, and pedagogical approaches to, GCSE Maths. Participants’

departments will also benefit through shared good practice, making more confident use of

approaches such as bar modelling, multiplicative reasoning, realistic contextualisation or

teaching for mastery.

 

Who can take part?

This project is for teachers of post-16 GCSE Maths resit and/or any head of department where post-16 GCSE Maths resit is taught. Participants may be based in FE colleges, sixth form colleges, schools with post-16 provision or other post-16 settings.

 

What is involved?

Most Work Groups in the project will have three days (or equivalent) of direct meeting time. However, this may be adapted to suit the needs of the group, and could be three full day face-to-face sessions, six part-day/twilight sessions, or a blended mix of face-to-face and online meetings.

Participants ideally would be representing their institution and have some responsibility to develop teaching and lead change.

 

What will you learn?

  • Your students will be better placed to make progress and achieve at least grade 4 in GCSE Maths

  • You will effectively teach key concepts and processes relevant to teaching the GCSE as a resit

  • You will develop an awareness of the importance of questioning and then adapting teaching to take account of students’ responses

  • You will share practice and resources, and/or lead professional development on post-16 GCSE resit pedagogy, with your department

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