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9.30am - 3.00pm - Log on between 9.15am and 9.30am Victorian Time

Live Streamed Webinar

All Year 9 -12 Teachers

$245.00 + GST

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Booking Conditions

No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.

Proven strategies to boost your student’s exam preparation, performance and results

Combat the frustration of ‘they get it in class, why can’t they perform as well in exams’ with instantly-actionable activities and strategies that compliment (not take time AWAY from) your teaching that’ll have them ready and raring to tackle any exam question, in any subject, with clarity and confidenceand achieving results that have parents sending you emails you actually want to open 😉

You will discover:

  • The not-so-secret exam success formula – and the ingredient almost all students are missing (without even realising).
  • How you can train your students in the critical techniques required for ultimate exam performance WITHOUT spending all weekend creating new resources or taking time away from teaching the content.
  • Instantly-actionable tools you can incorporate into the classroom the very next day and have your students using immediately.
  • Strategic ways to use past papers so your students step into the examiner’s shoes so they can figure out what’s required (and what’s not) in their answers.
  • How to combat The Spaghetti Approach, get kids out of the waffle zone and give them the tools to plan a succinct and focused response (that actually answers the question) 😉

This workshop is for you if:

  • You’re a teacher who’s frustrated that your students KNOW the content, they just don’t seem to be able to put it across in the way that exams, essay titles and assessments require!
  • You’re responsible for preparing senior students for ATAR exams.
  • You deliver ‘study skills’ or ‘exam prep’ sessions.
  • You teach students in Y9-12 and you can think of at least one student who…

is getting top grades, but they’re slogging their guts out, getting stressed and spending hours upon hours studying to do it. And it’d be awesome to have them still get those great results but reduce their stress, give them a little time to chill or for other sports or activities, or just be able to get exam prep, revision or assessment tasks done a little (or a LOT) more smoothly.

just doesn’t seem to get the reward they deserve or that reflects their effort. They’re working hard, but their results in exams just don’t live up to their ability.
These results, of course, are demoralising for the student, a little bit heart-breaking for their parents, and well, downright frustrating for teachers!

is doing okay, but you just KNOW could be doing better, if only they had the right strategies, or got their one or two ‘missing pieces of the exam puzzle’ into place. Maybe they don’t work as hard as they could, but if they just had the tools and techniques to study more strategically, if they could just get organised, time efficient and knew exactly WHAT to do and HOW to do it, then things could go from average to awesome.

Presented by Critical Agendas

Katie Jones

Katie Jones is known as Australia’s ‘Grade Transformation Expert’ due to her amazing success in catapulting students’ grades in exams and assessments.

With over 14 years experience in the UK and Australia as an external exam marker, scrutiny panel member, assessment moderator and national award-winning teacher, she’s dedicated herself to helping students master ‘all things exams’.

Her extensive experience across multiple exam boards means Katie knows EXACTLY what examiners and assessors are looking for and how this can sometimes differ to the ways that students learn information in class and homework.

This is why she works with high school and college students through her online services including the Exam Mastery program for schools, webinar student workshops, and study coaching membership program, plus as a casual relief teacher to keep herself in the classroom too, to help them ‘show they know’ their stuff when it comes to exams and assessment.

Katie is the expert in transforming students’ grades and confidence, so they achieve best possible results, feel in control of their study and enjoy the journey along the way

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Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again


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