Levels and descriptorsWednesday 22 February - 10:00-12:00 - Edinburgh Building 413
This course aims to ensure that early career tutors recognise whenstudents are working at the correct level of demand and can adjust their teaching approaches to maximise student achievement.
This session starts with a quick revision of the UK Academic Infrastructure and the NICATS descriptors to place the following exercises in a regulatory context. We then explore the descriptors that apply to level three performance (the minimum expected of those enetering Higher Education) with the descriptors for level four (associated with completion of the first year of Higher Education), identifying the differences that underpin progression. We then consider the teaching approaches we use to encourage this progression. This exercise is repeated for the change from level four to level five (associated with completion of the second year of Higher Education study and Foundation Degrees).We then explore the performance criteria for different grades and consider how successful the teaching strategies used by participants might be in assisting students to achieve higher grades.