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Literacy Requirements of the New GCSE Specifications

The new GCSE specifications place greater demands on pupils' literacy skills. There are specific requirements across all subjects, which often present a challenge to non -specialists.

Objectives of this workshop:

  • Understand how to analyse the literacy demands of your own subject
  • Try out key strategies for improving reading comprehension and extended writing in curriculum areas 

Outcomes of this workshop:

  • Practice writing and modelling a longer GCSE answer
  • Annotate and explain a piece of GCSE writing to highlight typical language features
  • Be able to transform informal, speech–like writing to a more formal written style

Some examples of these new requirements:

GCSE classroom

  • Computer Science - Reading: command verbs - shade, given reasons for, state, suggest
  • Leisure and Tourism - Writing: discourse markers to signpost sequence of ideas
  • History - Reading: Inferential reading and language analysis 
  • Music - Writing: Extended written answers to inform, describe and explain

 

 

Price at workshops

Half Day: £125 per person (for the first participant per school, additional places £75). Network members receive a £25 discount per school. 

Full Day: £175 per person ((for the first participant per school, additional places £125), Network members receive a £25 discount per school. 

We also offer a free place to any school that hosts the workshop - enquire now

Whole-school INSET

We offer a whole-school INSET starting from £2000 including membership of the National Literacy Trust Network - ideal to build confidence for all staff. Contact Emily on emily.best@literacytrust.org.uk or call 020 7587 3067 for bookings and for more information.

Gateshead

12 July
Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy
Birtley Lane
Gateshead

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Cornwall

19 October
Penryn College
Kernick Rd
Penryn

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The National Literacy Trust is a registered charity no. 1116260 and a company limited by guarantee no. 5836486 registered in England and Wales and a registered charity in Scotland no. SC042944.
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