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A-Level Chemistry: Maximising Student Outcomes in the Exam Papers

Course Code:
T0156
£269.00+vat

ABOUT THIS COURSE

No matter how diligently teachers prepare students for AQA exam papers in A-Level Chemistry, every year sees valuable marks lost due to poor exam technique or misconceptions about question requirements. This course targets these issues by dissecting various question types across the three exam papers. It underscores the vital role of effectively interpreting and analysing questions to ensure responses align with the intended expectations of the question setters.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Identify common areas where students frequently lose marks in their exam responses
  • Leverage recent research findings to amplify student performance and results
  • Employ examiner feedback strategically to tailor your revision strategies
  • Develop tactics for empowering students to self-assess and refine their exam techniques for ongoing enhancement

PROGRAMME

Introduction, Background, and Integration of Research

10.00 – 11.20am
  • Course objectives and rationale
  • Understand the significance of integrating recent research into exam preparation
  • The Spacing Effect and Distributed Practice; Retrieval Practice and Testing Effect; Interleaved Practice; Elaborative Interrogation; Dual Coding; Spaced Retrieval and Memory for Medical Information and Meta-cognition and Self-Regulated Learning

 

Discussion; coffee break

11.20 – 11.40am

Addressing Common Exam Errors

11.40 – 12.30pm
  •  Identify common errors students commit in exam responses
  • Analyse the root causes of these errors
  • Discover strategies to rectify and prevent these mistakes

Lunch and informal discussion

12.30 – 1.30pm

In-Depth Focus on Examiner Feedback

1.30 – 2.20pm
  •  Unpack the valuable insights provided by examiner feedback
  • Learn how to translate this feedback into actionable guidance
  • Incorporate examiner expectations into your teaching strategies

 

Discussion, afternoon tea

2.20 – 2.30pm

Crafting Personalised Action Plans

2.30 – 3.20pm
  • Design tailored action plans for students based on their individual needs
  • Explore techniques to engage students in active exam preparation
  • Foster a sense of responsibility for your own learning and improvement

 

Summary and Participant Feedback

3.20 – 3.30pm
  • Recap the key takeaways from the course
  • Provide a platform for participants to share their insights and reflections

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.

COURSE LEADER

Dr Geoffrey Nelson is a teacher at Rugby School, who attended Queen’s University (Canada) and the University of Oxford.  He holds a doctorate from Oxford in Physical Chemistry and spent several years as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College whilst teaching at various Oxford Colleges and Queen’s University (UK campus). In 2016, he started his career teaching in the independent sector, first at Charterhouse and from 2018 at the King’s School Canterbury, where he was the Head of Science (Outreach and Research).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Heads of Science
    Departments aiming
    to elevate overall exam
    performance strategies.
  • Teachers involved in
    delivering any of the units
    within the AQA A-Level
    Chemistry curriculum.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES

  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

Description

ABOUT THIS COURSE

No matter how diligently teachers prepare students for AQA exam papers in A-Level
Chemistry, every year sees valuable marks lost due to poor exam technique or misconceptions
about question requirements.
This course targets these issues by dissecting various question types across the three exam
papers. It underscores the vital role of effectively interpreting and analysing questions to
ensure responses align with the intended expectations of the question setters.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Identify common areas where students frequently lose marks in their exam responses
  • Leverage recent research findings to amplify student performance and results
  • Employ examiner feedback strategically to tailor your revision strategies
  • Develop tactics for empowering students to self-assess and refine their exam techniques for ongoing enhancement

PROGRAMME

Introduction, Background, and Integration of Research

10.00 – 11.20am

  • Course objectives and rationale
  • Understand the significance of integrating recent research into exam preparation
  • The Spacing Effect and Distributed Practice; Retrieval Practice and Testing Effect; Interleaved Practice; Elaborative Interrogation; Dual Coding; Spaced Retrieval and Memory for Medical Information and Meta-cognition and Self-Regulated Learning

 

Discussion; coffee break

11.20 – 11.40am


Addressing Common Exam Errors

11.40 – 12.30pm

  •  Identify common errors students commit in exam responses
  • Analyse the root causes of these errors
  • Discover strategies to rectify and prevent these mistakes

Lunch and informal discussion

12.30 – 1.30pm


In-Depth Focus on Examiner Feedback

1.30 – 2.20pm

  •  Unpack the valuable insights provided by examiner feedback
  • Learn how to translate this feedback into actionable guidance
  • Incorporate examiner expectations into your teaching strategies

 

Discussion, afternoon tea

2.20 – 2.30pm


Crafting Personalised Action Plans

2.30 – 3.20pm

  • Design tailored action plans for students based on their individual needs
  • Explore techniques to engage students in active exam preparation
  • Foster a sense of responsibility for your own learning and improvement

 

Summary and Participant Feedback

3.20 – 3.30pm

  • Recap the key takeaways from the course
  • Provide a platform for participants to share their insights and reflections

Additional information

Location and Date

London | Wednesday 03 July 2024, London | Wednesday 09 October 2024

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