The package includes two A Level/BTEC subject network meetings per year for: biology, chemistry, physics, BTEC science, maths, economics, English literature, geography, government and politics, history, religious studies, psychology, sociology, art, design and technology, drama, media, PE and EPQ.
These allow teachers to share ideas, KS5 teaching techniques and class resources.
Specific features include:
- agendas that focus on meeting the challenges of linear A Level including preparations for new exam specifications, approaches to teaching and learning, lessons learnt from exam results and in-session moderation exercises
- access to online resources by subject
- access to and networking with teachers with a track record of good Alps – sharing of approaches and resources
Meetings are led by experienced post-16 consultants or jointly led by the Head of Post-16 and a lead teacher from a school or college. We have also set up a network meeting for sixth form and college Data Managers to discuss funding changes and data issues.
The package also includes two places at a Post-16 conference.
“The subject network meetings were one key factor that contributed towards the significant improvement in our grades at A level, particularly at the top end, and in contributing to moving our Alps Score from 5 to 2.”
Esther Holland, Head Teacher, Central Foundation Girls School