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A-Level

Pearson Edexcel A-Level Psychology: Confident Teaching of Maths and Data Application Questions

Course Code:
9666
£269.00+vat

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This brand-new course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to confidently and expertly teach the maths content of the Edexcel Psychology A-Level course, including any application questions with data content. Maths questions alone make up 10% of the marks in the exams, and maths-related application questions within research methods are found in plentiful supply throughout all three exam papers.

You will be taken through each aspect of maths and data application questions and will be given resources to use throughout the day and also some to take with you to use in your classrooms and beyond. Students who achieve A and A* grades typically do well in the short answer questions, many of which are on maths and data application questions within research methods. You will learn about what the examiner is looking for in such questions and how to pass on your expertise and confidence to your students.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Become an expert in teaching how to conduct inferential tests (Mann Whitney, Spearman’s, Chi Squared and Wilcoxon) and how to interpret the results to test for significance
  • Become confident in measures of central tendency and range, both in calculation and evaluation
  • Understand how the marks are allocated in maths-related research methods questions and how to get full marks in such questions
  • To be able to explain levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval/ratio data) and to explore interesting ways of teaching the differences between them
  • Explore easy ways of helping your students to understand the reasons for choosing each inferential test, and how to apply this knowledge to a question to gain full marks
  • To brush up on other maths skills needed, such as ratios, fractions and percentages
  • To learn how to get full marks on questions where students are required to draw conclusions from previously unseen data
  • Become a graphs guru – how to get full marks on questions involving bar charts, histograms and scatter graphs

PROGRAMME

Master the Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

10.00 – 11.10am
  • Learn how to calculate the mean, median and mode
  • Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the mean, median and mode
  • Learn how to calculate the range and standard deviation
  • Explore the strengths and weaknesses of the range and standard deviation

Discussion: coffee break

11.00 – 11.20am

Inferential Tests Demystified

11.20 – 12.20pm
  • A focus on Mann Whitney, Spearman’s, Chi Squared and Wilcoxon tests
  • Understand how to use the calculated values to test for significance
  • Explore creative and simple ways to teach students which test to choose and how to apply this knowledge to questions for full marks
  • Getting to grips with levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval/ratio data) and learning about interesting ways of teaching this to your students

Lunch and informal discussion

12.20 – 1.20pm

Back to Basics

1.20 – 2.20pm
  • Refresh your skills on ratios, fractions and percentages and put this into practice by attempting past exam questions

Become a Graphs Guru

2.20 – 2.50pm
  • How to help students to get full marks from questions involving bar charts, histograms and scatter graphs

Discussion: afternoon tea

2.50 – 2.55pm

Ace those Application Questions

2.55 – 3.45pm
  • Explore how students should answer questions on drawing conclusions from unseen data
  • Apply the knowledge learned throughout the day on actual exam questions

 

Location/Date

London | Friday 28 June 2024

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

Laura Richardson has a BA and MA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University. She is a Subject Leader for Psychology in a big, thriving psychology department within a large, non-selective comprehensive school. She teaches students of all abilities and has experience with students who have special needs. With 16 years’ worth of psychology and maths teaching experience and as an expert examiner for Edexcel A-Level Psychology, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of the subject. She has been awarded and commended for her creation of original interactive programmes, an app for her students to use and a wealth of ‘how to’ videos for her students.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Teachers of Edexcel A-Level Psychology
  • Heads of Psychology departments
  • Teachers who are new to teaching Psychology A-Level

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

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