Syllabus Mastery Twilights

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July Twilight Events open for bookings

Book your ticket by 1st July to avoid disappointment. Limited numbers available!

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18th July Bristol – get your ticket now!

More venues to come, for September.


We have chosen 4 challenges that teachers told us they were struggling to implement. In each one, we provide a selection of practical strategies, the rationale behind the Syllabus innovation, and free supporting resources. So you can make e a confident start with using the Syllabus in September.

4.00 pm  “A Syllabus teaching framework which is geared to AO2 and AO3 at GCSE.”

  • Follow the Taxonomy (like SOLO) from Key Words to Know Ideas to Apply
  • ‘Teaching for transfer’ using hugging and bridging
  • Using ‘authentic tasks’ like Engage’s to develop extended writing

4.30pm  “How to use the Mastery objectives and track progress.”

We will go through how to use the 5 components of a Mastery system with the Syllabus

  • Teach towards the individual constructs in Know Ideas
  • Assess Know and Apply diagnostically
  • Give individualised  ‘re-learn’ activities for students who didn’t get it
  • Give activities on the Extend objectives for students who did get it
  • Re-assess and use the degree of mastery to track progress over time

5.00pm  “Activities to assess knowledge and skills ”

  • Turn Engage activities into open tasks to allow students to demonstrate understanding
  • How to write rubrics to assess application of ideas, and skill fluency
  • Try out Engage’s open performance tasks (not yet published)

5.30  “Integrate Working Scientifically to prepare for GCSE practical exams.”

We will go through 3 stages for skill development that are built into the Syllabus design

  • Teach individual skills explicitly within content topics
  • Give sufficient practice to build fluency over time in different topics
  • Teach the ‘thinking behind the doing’ (Apply) in later topics