Level 5 GCSE English – Session 3

Engaging and Motivating learners in GCSE English


This session focuses on the use of digital technology to engage and motivate GCSE English learners. The session explores a variety of approaches and free tools including apps and websites for formative assessment, online discussion and collaboration and digital tools for classroom management.

Session Outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • identify positive methodologies to re-engage learners who are re-sitting GCSE English
  • identify how to develop learners’ motivation and confidence through active personalised approaches
  • evaluate approaches for engaging, retaining and inspiring reluctant learners
  • use technology to promote learner engagement, motivation and success.

Session 3 PowerPoint slides

Here is Claire’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 3:

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session.

Padlet board for the digital skills and tools elements of this session

Here is the Padlet for the digital session

Post-session tasks to finish off this session

  • Use the Padlet resources to investigate one of the digital learning tools that we have showcased today
    You could create a resource, search for and use an existing one, edit to repurpose it or write a reflection on which one you plan to use and how.
    Remember to keep the SAMR model in mind!
  • Ensure your PDPs are up to date (especially if you think you might like to take the accreditation.)
    Relevant learning outcomes: 1.2, 1.3, 3.2, 3.3, 5.2

All course materials were developed as part of an ETF programme by ccConsultancy and they both should be acknowledged if any material is used on other projects.