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AQA GCSE Science Student Conference

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This conference will provide students with a motivational, informative and valuable revision day in the run up to the exam series. The day is specially designed by current senior examiners, who will give expert advice, guidance and examples, focusing on the key points to maximise students’ exam achievements. The conference is designed for students of all examination boards.


  • Boost your students’ performance in key areas
  • Hear from conference speakers who will inspire your students
  • Interactive, fast-paced day
  • Take home a full set of revision notes written by senior examiners
  • Be inspired by an impressive, motivational and valuable session


Welcome, Introduction and Quick Quiz

10.00 – 10.10am
  • Using multiple choice and one-mark questions onscreen, across the three options to mirror the opening questions in the exams

  • GCSE Physics – Electricity and Energy

    10.10 – 10.40am
    • Current, potential difference and resistance: key features of Electricity and dealing with them in the exam
    • Energy calculations – how to tackle the most challenging energy calculations and useful advice to remember equations
    • Challenging exam questions on Energy – what students might face and how to deal with it
    • Student Activity: competition: answering multi-choice questions within a time limit

    Break and Quiz Box

    10.40 – 11.00am
    • Submit questions to the experts, with the best winning a prize

    Physics – Making links

    11.00 – 11.30am
    • Linking the Physics Practical Activities to the exam questions: where students have struggled and how to avoid this.
    • Answering exam questions with confidence: avoiding common pitfalls.
    • Student Activity: marking exercise to compare the standard at Grades 5, 7 and 9- identifying key features.

    Biology – Applying the principles

    11.30 – 12.00pm
    • Applying principles of osmosis to cells and organisms- what do you need to know to pass?
    • Diffusion and adaptation: processes and adaptations in plants and animals- revision of key topic.
    • The application of biology principles to farming techniques
    • Ecology and interdependence- key knowledge needed
    • Student activity: Decoding GCSE type questions to determine key biology principles


    12.00 – 12.30pm

    Quiz Box – the experts answer students’ questions

    12.30 – 12.40pm

    Biology– Producing excellent answers in exams

    12.40 – 1.30pm
    • Describing protein synthesis – the role of ions and amino acids
    • Explaining evolutionary mechanisms and processes
    • Understanding the language of science and Maths in biology papers
    • Student activity: Maths and science key word quiz
    • Student activity: which is the best? Comparing examples to see what the examiners are looking for

    Chemistry – Improving success in AO2

    1.30 – 2.15pm
    • Applying investigation skills and techniques in chemistry
    • Explaining the structure and behaviour of elements and compounds in terms of bonding using key scientific vocabulary.
    • Applying principles of electrochemistry to electrolysis and fuel cells- what knowledge is required for the exam?
    • Successful data analysis – what students need to do in the examinations on different question types


    2.15 – 2.30pm

    Chemistry Session 2 – Organic Chemistry

    2.30 – 3.00pm
    • Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock
    • Organic chemistry and polymers
    • Cracking and alkenes
    • Student Activity: quick quiz on Organic Chemistry terms

    Ask the expert and final top tips

    3.00 – 3.15pm
    • Question and Answers with the experts
    • What students need to do to ensure Grades 5 and 7-9
    • What to do after today to get the best results – an action plan for students


    The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Rd, London, N7 0PS | Wednesday 18 January 2023

    Please select your preferred date

    This conference, 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.


    Alessio Bernardelli has over 18 years of teaching experience. He has worked as an examiner of Physics for a number of years with two major awarding bodies. He is also a published author, with his GCSE Physics revision guide for Scholastic and his A-level exam practice book for Hodder Education. He is the founder of CollaboratED and a PGCE physics Tutor at Cardiff Metropolitan University and has also worked as Field Development Officer for NGfL Cymru, as Science Subject Lead at TSL Education (TES) and as National Support Programme Partner in Wales with CfBT.

    Dr Harjit K Singh is an experienced teacher and senior examiner for A-Level Biology. She has taught and examined A-Level Biology for over 25 years, IB Biology for 8 years as well as BTEC Applied Science. She is a published author of the Key Skills and Knowledge Booster Biology and co-author of Key Skills and Knowledge Booster BTEC Science Applied and Vocational courses. She has presented many biology courses for teachers, student revision conferences and online web conferences. She is also involved in presenting international IB student revision courses.


    • A Specially prepared notes, practical advice and guidance by the course leader
    • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
    • CPD Certificate of attendance

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