New College Doncaster has been delighted to have delivered the first 4 sessions in a 6 session programme aimed at teachers delivering GCSE English and GCSE maths. The sessions have attracted nearly 40 delegates from schools across the Doncaster area, focusing on stretching the most able students within the new GCSE specifications. Brendon Fletcher, Principal of New College Doncaster, delivering some of the maths sessions, added “The delegates have really got their teeth into some of the most challenging topics, extending into GCSE further maths and also touching on some areas of A level topics. It’s been fantastic to see teachers really enjoying revisiting maths they may not have seen for many years.” Ceri Boyle, Head of School of Language, Literature and Culture at New College Pontefract, commented on the new challenges of the new GCSE English specifications, “It’s been great to work with English teachers from across the area, particularly as I taught in Doncaster myself for many years. The new specifications pose lots of new challenges for students and teachers but it’s great to be involved in this programme, helping students to prepare for their progression to A levels after GCSE.” The programme is one of the first collaborations between Partners in Learning and New Collaborative Teaching School Alliance.
A statutory assessment tool that helps schools meet their duties in supporting pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and who are not engaged in subject- specific study. This course is aimed at all schools – mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools and Integrated Resource settings (I.R.’s) and will run across 3 dates (you must attend all 3 sessions): 8th February 2021, 8th March 2021 and 26th April 2021 - all 1.30pm – 3.30pm and the sessions will be delivered via Zoom in order for us to comply with the current government guidelines around COVID 19.Read more