ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

This NEW Physics conference will provide students with a highly valuable and motivational revision day.  The conference has been designed to have interactive sessions throughout the day which are all directly related to specification and assessment content.

Students will high quality advice, guidance and examples from senior examiners for producing examination answers of the highest levels.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Experience a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts and senior examiners in the same event
  • Ask questions direct to experts on key topics from the specification
  • Gain top level advice and guidance on how to access the higher grades in examinations
  • Enhance your understanding of key areas of Physics, all linked directly to the exam papers
  • Take part in interactive examiner workshops to improve performance in the exams
  • Take away a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers
 DATE AND LOCATION  Central London | Thursday 2 April 2020
CONFERENCE CODE 7667
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

 

10.15 – 10.20am
Welcome and introductions


10.20 – 11.20am
Answering Paper 1: Modelling Physics well

  • Explore the challenging mathematical features in Newtonian physics (eg. resolving vectors, algebraic expressions and trigonometry) in the first-year curriculum
  • Refine understanding and application of the concepts of fields and harmonic motion in the second-year curriculum
  • Improve your marks by effective reading of the question and identifying the command words
  • Develop an effective approach to answering the multiple-choice questions which reduces time and increases accuracy

11.20 – 11.40 am
Break – submit your questions for our expert and win a prize


11.40-12.40pm
Answering Paper 2: Exploring Physics well

  • Address challenging questions in circuit analysis, interference and electromagnetic induction
  • Develop a technical vocabulary and factual recall in order to produce better verbal responses to description/ explanation type questions
  • Practise methods of presenting answers to structured questions which enable the examiners to give you full marks
  • Avoid numeric errors in your answer through correct use of units and rounding

12.40- 1.30pm
Lunch


1.30 -1.40pm
Ask the examiner – student questions on A-level Physics are answered by our experts


1.40 – 2.40pm
Paper 3: Unified Physics:

  • Six mark (LOR) questions: student activity comparing answers at different marks, to decode what examiners are looking for
  • Identify the generic features of high-level responses to the practical-based questions through analysis of mark-schemes
  • Develop use of the Practical Skills handbook to prepare for this paper

2.40- 3.15pm
Session 2: Paper 1 and 2 Practical Skills and Data Analysis

Workshop session on improving quality of responses to exam questions from Papers 1 and 2:

  • Aiming for clear and accurate responses to problem-based questions
  • Using appropriate technical language in descriptive and explanatory responses
  • Applying the practical skills indicated in the handbook to practical-based questions
  • Using effective approaches to MCQs

Students will work through selected questions to address these skills.


3.15 – 3.30 pm
Exam technique, Final Top Tips and Close

  • Work on improving your communication with the examiner who marks your paper
  • Use time management methods to maximise effectiveness of your exam time
  • Ensure that you understand what the question is asking for
  • Be over-prepared for the paper, do not leave things to chance.

Tony Dunn

Tony Dunn is a current examiner for OCR A-level Physics and has taught for over 30 years in secondary schools and sixth form colleges, mainly in inner city areas, specialising in A-level Physics. Since the new A-level curriculum was introduced, he has had 100% pass rates with all his A-level Physics groups, whilst working at an inclusive college in a deprived borough. He was a Head of Science for 12 years and also spent several years training Physics teachers in SE Asia.

Martin Gallacher

Martin is a current Head of Physics which he carries out as part of his wider role as Assistant Head of Sixth Form at a large FE College. He has 14 years’ experience teaching A-level Physics in Secondary Schools and Colleges to students of all abilities from a wide range of backgrounds. Martin has been an OCR A-level Physics Examiner for the past 7 years and a Team Leader for the past 3 years.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT

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