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Teaching Mixed Ability English

Why should you attend?

A recent Education Endowment Fund report identified the benefits of mixed ability teaching in raising attainment and lots of schools are now making the switch. However, teaching mixed ability requires a thoughtful approach and simply abandoning setting without a secure understanding of what comes next is unlikely to lead to better results, or to a better experience of learning English. This course will explore the ifs, whys, whens and hows of mixed ability English teaching. Suitable for those looking to make the switch, or for those already teaching mixed ability classes who want to find out how to do so more effectively.

What will the course cover?

  • Looking at the research.
  • Different ways to address the range of abilities in a mixed ability classroom, with ideas and resources to take away.
  • Ensuring the right level of challenge for all.
  • Learning from colleagues – what goes on in other schools.

NB. This is a repeat course. 


Fantastic and very helpful. Will be using tasks for lessons!

Karen Al-Kahky, Harris Academy South Norwood on ‘Teaching Mixed Ability English’.

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