Secondary Intervention: Teaching assistants training module – Working with Study Plus

Making links between learning in Study Plus and GCSE subjects

Study Plus lessons focus on English and/or mathematics, but the aim of Study Plus is to help pupils do better in all their GCSE subjects. This can happen if the pupils:

  • become more effective learners
  • apply their improved English and mathematics skills in other subjects.

The TA can play an important part in making both these things happen.

It is important that the Study Plus TA knows which subjects the pupils are taking for GCSE and talks to the pupils about how they are meeting their English and mathematics targets in these subjects.

Think of other ways that the Study Plus TA can help pupils make links between their work in Study Plus and other subjects.

Now read two mini case studies from Study Plus Pilot schools, that give examples of the way TAs have worked to help pupils improve their work in other subjects.

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  • Making links between learning in Study Plus and GCSE subjects