Preparing to Teach the New GCSE D&T

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Preparing to Teach the New GCSE D&T (2 day residential) 
15& 16th May, Marylebone School, London
30th June & 1st July, York


State funded schools & academies can apply for an Enthuse Bursary which pays the course fee (& for accommodation in York only).
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  • Understand the curriculum changes at GCSE from 2017 and be able to support your department to implement the changes in a manageable way
  • Review your current curriculum and create a personalised department action plan in order to create a seamless curriculum from KS3-5
  • Identify a range of strategies and ideas that will help you create an outstanding D&T curriculum that maximizes progression and engages students
  • Create a curriculum that has a ‘wow’ factor and which raises the profile of D&T


Outline of the changes at KS4 and what this means for your department.

Support you to develop a personalised action plan for your school. We will look at how to decide which parts of your curriculum to change, how to implement those changes and how to ensure that these changes secure a good foundation for learning from KS3 to KS5.

Examine the additional subject knowledge that you may need to prepare for the changes and look at further support and resources that are available.

Discover a wide range of strategies and ideas on how to create a curriculum that embeds progression and creativity, along with tried and tested tips on engaging all learners, including boys, G&T students, as well as weaker students. A key focus will be areas identified by Ofsted as key to maximizing performance e.g. effective use of assessment for learning, assessment without levels and higher order thinking skills.

The two days will give you the opportunity to develop an in depth understanding on what makes Design and Technology have the ‘wow’ factor and embed this into your department in a manageable way. There will be many ideas that are quick and easy to implement as well as strategies that are part of a longer term plan. There will also be lots of practical hands on activities that are transferable to the classroom.


What delegates say about this course

Fantastic - a fresh approach incorporating what we already do with new ideas. I will be using these ideas straight away. 

It has been really useful looking at different specifications and outlining areas needed to be taught at KS3.

Great to get a better understanding of how I can stretch all of my pupils.

Some great ideas and processes I hadn’t thought about. 

Great ideas and a lot of fun - great ways to introduce theory in a practical way. 

Starting to bring D&T alive in a new and exciting way. Great inspiration. 

Some good examples for lessons & activities. 

Lots of ideas & sources of funding - really useful.

Good ideas to take away & implement immediately.

I’m not as afraid of what is happening with the new specs now - brilliant!

Very clear and informative - good mix of activities and information. 

Excellent, so useful. Easy to understand, lots of resources and ideas.

Gave so much to think about and also the confidence about how far along the journey I am. 

Both Paul and Julie are in touch with what is really going on out there in our subject. 

Really useful, informative and thought provoking. Lots to take back to my department. 

Friendly, supportive and positive delivery. Informative and empowering.

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Note that this course is run on behalf of The National STEM Learning Centre and is not one of our own independent courses. The link takes you to the STEM Centre website where bookings can be made. Please note I can answer general queries about the course but enquiries about the bursary, bookings and terms and conditions must be made via the STEM Centre. 

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