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Linear Learning for GCSE

This course is run by Hodder Eduction. For more information and to book, please see their website.

Get linear learning right and provide your students with a holistic view of their subject; teaching them the skills needed to retain and transfer knowledge and understanding across topics and papers. The move from modular to linear exams means there is an increased need to make all lessons memorable and the content ‘sticky’ – so join highly experienced presenter, Carmel Bones to explore time-saving practical strategies to enhance classroom thinking, student motivation and lasting learning. 

Key areas

  • Return to your classroom with transferrable techniques and ideas to aid retention and retrieval of information
  • Receive preparation tips to help set an appropriate pace of study for your learners
  • Explore principles needed to plan for linear learning in all subjects
  • Build the knowledge, attitudes, skills and habits of your learners


    10.00am   Registration and coffee

    10.15am   It’s tricky - make it sticky!

    • Captivating your class – gauge starting points
    • Home links – the “tea-time” test
    • Stepping back – share the road map

    11.15am   Morning coffee

    11.30am   Learning which will stand the test of time

    • Familiarity, fluency and reiteration
    • Wow words and subject specific language
    • Teaching for understanding and quality outcomes

    12.30pm   Lunch

    1.30pm   Clockwork classrooms - building autonomy

    • Helpful habits
    • Fitted feedback
    • Dare to devolve

    2.30pm   Afternoon tea

    2.45pm   Making it memorable

    • The importance of metacognition
    • Growth mindsets
    • Thinking about how you are thinking

    3.45pm   Review and reflect

    4.00pm   Course ends