ELC Step up to English is AQA's new English Entry Level Certificate for English, designed specifically to provide students with the skills they need to progress to GCSE study. You can find out more about ELC Step up to English by attending our free webinar, where we will give an overview of the new specification and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice direct from our experts.
This session will take you through our new ELC Step up to English qualification, looking at how we've designed them to work for you and your students. We focus on:
* the key design principals
* how ELC Step up to English covers Entry Level 1, 2 and 3
* how ELC Step up to English is co-teachable with our new GCSE English Language
* the resources that are available to help you get started with planning, teaching and supporting assessment for the new specification.
Take a look at the specification on the AQA website now: http://www.aqa.org.uk/step-up-to-english
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Richard Staton (Chair of Examiners for GCSE History) will take you through our key resources to help you plan, teach and assess our new GCSE History specification. In this 75 minute briefing, he'll cover the schemes of work, guidance on the Historic Environment, our guide to assessment and more.
This webinar has been specifically designed in response to the feedback that you’ve provided to us and the questions that our customer support team receive. Progressing through a new specification can be challenging so log in to our webinar to get the answers to your questions.
Our webinar has been specifically designed in response to the feedback that you’ve provided to us and the questions that our customer support team receive. Progressing through a new specification can be challenging so log in to our webinar to get the answers to your questions.
In this in-depth 90 minute briefing, Keith Milne (a highly experienced Principal Examiner and a Head of History with over 20 years teaching experience) will help you prepare for the new AS exams. He’ll provide an overview of teaching strategies for the analysis of interpretations, and primary and contemporary extracts at AS level. He’ll also discuss what skills your students will need to succeed at writing essays, including the expectations.
In this two hour briefing Richard Staton, Chair of Examiners for GCSE History, will explain the assessment details for our newly accredited GCSE History specification. He’ll talk you through our approach to question setting and mark schemes. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about our forthcoming support and post questions.
You have login credentials for AQA’s e-Library, but what next? If you’ve yet to get stuck in, this webinar is for you.
Led by Natalie Starkey from Cambridge University Press, in just 30 minutes you can gain ‘administrator level’ knowledge of our intuitive resource. The webinar will help you:
•Learn to navigate the English e-Library from page one.
•Confidently explain the features and functions to colleagues
•Get equipped to plan engaging lesson, homework and revision tasks
•Understand the role of the e-Library administrator, and why you need one.
Please note, the webinar will start at 16:00 on Friday 29th, so you won't be able to join it until 15:55. We suggest you check your settings in advance using links on the BrightTalk support pages.
If you have subject-specific questions, please email the AQA English team directly using either 'English-GCSE@aqa.org.uk' or 'English-GCE@aqa.org.uk'.
Good News! Our GCSE French, German and Spanish specifications have now been accredited. This webinar will provide you with an update on the changes to the specification and specimen assessment materials.
Hosted by Lindsay Porter, maths teacher and AQA Maths Advocate & Rick Horne, a Qualifications Developer on the AQA Maths Team
Now that we’ve (nearly) got the first term of teaching done it’s a good time to take a breath and look at how it’s gone. Lindsay will talk through:
* How her students have found the new GCSE
* Her department’s plans for the new assessment objectives
* Closing knowledge gaps around the new content
* Good resources they’re using
* The impact on their Key Stage 3 planning
Rick will be on hand to help with any questions for AQA and to tell you a bit about our new Key Stage 3 tests, how they help prepare students for the new GCSE exams, and a quick overview of our latest support and resources.
You’ve been teaching our new AS and A-level Economics specifications for a term now – we want to hear how it’s gone. Join us for an online webinar at 16:00 on Thursday 3 December to review the resources available to support your teaching, as well as the opportunity to have your questions about key areas of the new specifications answered by our presenter Mike Egan.
This free 60 minute webinar is a great opportunity for you to explore and share best practice – and make sure your voice is heard.
Keith Milne, Principal Moderator for the NEA and a Head of History with over 20 years teaching experience, will share his experiences of delivering the new AS and A-level History. In this two hour briefing, you'll receive guidance and practical advice on teaching the new specifications, cover strategies for handling the new demands and identify areas where support can be more effectively directed.
Government reform means that from September 2017, we won’t be able to offer GCSE Performing Arts (and neither will the other exam boards).
However, we’re looking into the possibility of developing a Technical Award in Performing Arts.
Still aimed at 14 - 16 Year olds, it will provide a stimulating alternative to the current GCSE and form part of a suite of new Technical (more vocationally focussed) qualifications. They will count towards school performance tables and students can study up to three of them alongside their GCSEs.
This session will give an update on the progress of the development of the Performing Arts Technical Award, and give you the opportunity to ask questions and help shape the design of the qualification.
Join us at our free webinar to learn more about our new ELC Mathematics specification. ELC Mathematics has been designed to build basic and relevant mathematical skills and is suitable for students of all ages. During the webinar you will learn more about the content, assessment structure and resources for the new specification. You will be provided with ideas for delivery from project-based approaches to co-teaching with GCSE Maths.
Join us at our free of charge webinar to learn more about AQA's new specifications for A-level Music. Our new A-level Music specifications are relevant and contemporary and will feature more music styles and genres, more artists and composers, and more opportunities to compose and perform to inspire your students and prepare them for further study.
What can the student of GCSE past tell you about GCSE papers yet to come?
Andrew Taylor, Head of Maths at AQA, and Craig Barton, Maths Advanced Skills Teacher, TES Secondary Maths Adviser and creator of mrbartonmaths.com will show you how last year’s Year 11’s performed when they sat question papers designed for the new Maths GCSE.
Andrew will dive into the data and what it can tell you, while Craig will share the lessons learned from reviewing all the students’ answers and how he’s planning to apply them to his preparation and lessons.
A repeat of our popular webinar before the summer break, find out more about our new specimen papers and see the great resources we have in place to help you plan, teach and assess our new Maths GCSE.
Get the detail on:
Our new papers: understand the latest changes, and learn about the key features of our assessments
Ready for first teaching: why we’ve got the best resources package you can get from an exam board, what it can do for you, and how to get started quickly and easily
Plan: how our route maps save you time and effort when writing your schemes of learning
Teach: how the route maps link your planning to practical classroom resources and lesson plans
Assess: measuring progress for the new GCSE, topic tests, mock exam analysers and more.
How our maths team can support you and who to ask for help