ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course, led by a Senior Examiner and author, will look in detail at feedback from the first AS examination in this subject and use that information to guide delegates in how to prepare their students for this year’s first A Level examination.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Develop greater understanding of what examiners are looking for and crediting in students’ answers
- Take away strategies to embed the knowledge required by your students to access the high marks
- Take a closer look at the Assessment Objectives and mark schemes for paper 1 and 2 and how they have changed
- Understand the importance of the command words and the phrasing of the questions
- Improve your understanding of the structure and dynamics of Papers 1 and 2
- Getting to grips with coursework
|COURSE DATE||London Wednesday 17 October 2018|
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?||
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School Course|
10.00 - 11.00am: The 2018 AS exam - feedback
- Getting to grips with the assessment objectives
- Command words and their meaning
- Common student mistakes
- What we can learn from the paper
11.00 - 11.15am: Discussion: coffee break
11.15 - 12.15pm: The extended questions
- Lessons from the specimen papers
- Analyse and evaluate or discuss, compare…etc
- The new command – ‘explain the impact’!
- Preparing students to analyse
- Answering extended questions
12.15 - 1.00pm: Marking extended questions
- Read, but don’t initially mark (the marking method)
- How much of the indicative content is needed?
- Being subjective about the subject
- Finding the right level
1.00 - 2.00pm: Lunch and informal discussion
2.00 - 3.00pm: Coursework
- Detailed requirements of the written coursework
- What works best
- Producing suitable practical evidence
- Moderation of A Level (being prepared)
3.00 - 3.15pm: Discussion: afternoon tea
3.15 - 3.45pm: Plenary
- Any questions?
- What other help do you need?
Mike was Head of Department for many years at a large Beacon Sixth Form College before becoming a full time Education Consultant. He is an experienced A Level teacher with an extensive background in GCSE and A Level PE examining. He has been a Principal and Chief Examiner for over 20 years, writing examination papers for several examination boards. He is also the author of a number of A Level textbooks and other resources.