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Take Me Seriously

Take Me Seriously

Persuasive and critical thinking skills for KS3 and KS4

This course combines the theory and principles of effective gifted and talented provision with practical demonstrations of how to apply this in the classroom.

Course outline

  1. How to create stretch and challenge in the classroom.
  2. Take Me Seriously (part 1) – put your student hat on and experience how this ready-made course promotes critical thinking, creativity and persuasive skills. You are a celebrity PR agent. Your client wants to raise their profile by becoming an ambassador for a worthy cause – can you persuade a charity to take them on?
  3. How to encourage higher order thinking and questioning.
  4. Take Me Seriously (part 2) – develop your team's pitch. Will it get your client the job? Share your ideas and reflect on the experience.
  5. Putting it into practice – discuss and plan how you can adapt and implement Take Me Seriously in your school.

Optional follow-up

Bring your students to a showcase workshop and share findings with other teachers.

Key benefits

  • Models approaches that develop the personal, learning and thinking skills required by QCA's new secondary curriculum.
  • Addresses KS3 and KS4 English Framework objectives and makes direct links to GCSE exam syllabi.
  • Provides ready-made resources to develop critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.
  • Promotes collaboration with colleagues from other schools.

Course details


Monday 26 January 2009


In Tuition House, 210 Borough

High Street, London SE1 1JX

Suitable for:

KS3 and KS4 English teachers


£150 per person for London state schools

£200 per person for all other schools


To book a place please complete an application form and email it to us at events@londongt.org or fax it to 020 79397894.