Level 5 GCSE English – Session 8

Preparing learners for summative assessments


This session focuses on preparing learners for the summative assessments, something that should start early on in their programme with learners understanding the way in which they will be assessed and the key success criteria.  

The session will explore how we give feedback to learners and will also examine the importance of progress tests and how the scheme of work can be structured to teach the underpinning skills of GCSE

Session Outcomes

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

  • Use a range of assessment for learning strategies to identify progress and personalise learning (2.3 and 3.2)
  • Identify exam preparation strategies and the importance of practising little and often (2.4)
  • Review plans to meet GCSE English curriculum and assessment requirements (3.1)
  • Identify key skills to be taught throughout the GCSE course
  • Begin to plan a scheme of work.

Session 8 PowerPoint slides

Here is Claire’s facilitator PowerPoint presentation for session 8:

Session Padlet

Here is the Padlet for this session.

Post-session tasks to finish off this session

In session 10, you’ll be asked to create a lesson based on a stimulus text.  Therefore, before the session revisit:

  • Activities/approaches which will engage post-16 learners
  • Digital approaches
  • Some of the ideas/theories we’ve explored
  • Summative and formative assessment tasks
  • Decide on your working groups and your focus text. (You will then have most of session 9 to plan and get your presentation ready.)
  • Read/watch S9 R1-R6.

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.