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Raising standards in post-16 English — GBMET


In response to the new 9-1 grade English GCSE, this Outstanding Teaching, Learning and assessment (OTLA 3) project in 2017/19, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (GBMET) wanted to raise standards in post-16 English. They wanted responsibility for developing English skills to be shared across curriculum areas by making a core group of staff confident of improving students' reading, research, planning and assignment writing skills. Working with colleagues in Construction, Sport, Public Services, Motor Vehicle, Beauty and Care, the English team developed and embedded approaches to teaching reading that focused more on improving close reading skills and less on exam-style comprehension questions. They also produced a range of resources for students and staff which include tools to facilitate memory of specialist words, presentations and videos on how to make effective notes, which they share via a link in the attached case study. 

Accessibility note: The ETF has edited and formatted the attached case study for accessibility with screen readers, but unfortunately the online  'Transforming Teaching Learning and Assessment Brighton MET' resources the project shares are as developed by GBMET and may not be fully accessible.