The New Science GCSEs: Preparing for Practicals
With the confirmed examination board specifications now in place, this timely CPD will focus on the changes to the Science GCSE specifications which will be first examined in 2018. On the day we will be considering the implications for how practical work and enquiry skills are embedded and developed in teaching and learning schemes and assessment.
Ed Walsh (independent education consultant) will be leading this interactive morning where there will be opportunities to:
• Explore the implications of the new arrangements for developing and assessing enquiry skills in GCSE Science
• To consider how best to plan and deliver lessons that have a focus on scientific enquiry
• To consider how to prepare students for enquiry questions in the final exam
Ed has a wide range of school science, teacher support and educational consultancy experience which includes working with exam boards and publishers. You can find some of Ed’s very useful teacher support materials in the science section of “Freedom to Teach”.
Following Ed’s workshop representatives from AQA, Edexcel and OCR will lead separate sessions to give you up to date information about their new Science GCSE specifications. You will be able to choose to attend the most appropriate of these sessions for yourself.
We are planning to follow up this event at a later date with subject specific hands on practical work CPD.
Hopefully your school will recognise your commitment and pay for your place at this event. We will be able to issue an invoice on the day if necessary. Become an ASE member on the day and benefit from the reduced cost.”
Costs (includes a free book):
ASE members £20 Non-Members £40 Student ASE members FREE and student non-members £10
Local attractions to visit after the event or for your family to visit whilst you are attending:
• Barber Institute of Fine Arts
• Winterbourne Botanic Garden-walkable distance
• Lapworth Museum of Geology
• Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (including Staffordshire Hoard)
• National Sea Life Centre
• Birmingham Canal Waterfront (Gas Street, Brindley Place, The Mailbox, etc)
• The Birmingham Library
• Think Tank
• Cadbury World
• Jewellery Quarter & Museum
• Edgbaston Cricket Ground
• Grand Central Station, Town Hall, Centenary Square,
a shopping experience in the centre