ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
This course is designed for teachers of OCR A level chemistry seeking to boost their students grades with some key points, advice and strategies.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- Explore how different approaches to problem solving lead to effective ways of tackling unfamiliar questions in Paper 3
- Enhance laboratory learning through innovative activities in the classroom.
- Build advanced skills in data analysis through targeted exercises
- Gain insights into approaches that work in answering ‘levels of response’ questions and other questions
- Support for the most able students to achieve the highest grades and nurture for those who struggle
|COURSE DATES||Online | Wednesday 24 March 2021
Online | Tuesday 15 June 2021
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND?||
|IN-SCHOOL||You can also book this as an In-School webinar|
4.30-4.45pm: Paper 3 – insights and overview
- A close examination of the structure of Paper 3.
- Analysing the ‘Reports of Examinations’ to help students perform to their potential
- Determining those specification topics that cause most challenge
4.45 – 5.05pm: Preparing students for questions on practical techniques
- From the classroom to laboratory practical work and back again – ideas to build understanding.
- Developing seamless approaches to the practical assessment in the written exam and the practical endorsement through innovative activities
- Determining the skills required to answer this type of question and providing opportunities to acquire them
- Discussion of the different options and how to choose the right ones tom focus on
5.05 – 5.35pm: Dealing with data
- Giving students confidence in presenting and processing data
- Building advanced skills in data analysis using targeted exercises focused on rate equations and the Arrhenius equation
- How to develop evaluation skills
5.35 – 6pm: Maximising performance on Paper 3
- Command words and what an examiner wants to see
- Common student failings and how to avoid them
- Maximising marks on ‘levels of response’ questions
- Making the most of multiple choice questions
- Strategies for answering questions set in unfamiliar contexts including routes through calculations
Adam is the Head of Science at the Totteridge Academy in North London. A prolific speaker and blogger, he has delivered CPD nationally and internationally for Keynote, researchEd, The Chartered College of Teaching, Pixl, United Learning, STEM Learning, Herts for Learning and a number of other schools and trusts. Adam is the managing editor of CogSciSci, a grassroots collective of science teachers looking to embed empirical findings from the cognitive sciences into the science classroom. Adam was a contributor to the Oxford Revise series of revision guides, preparing Knowledge Organisers and Core Knowledge statements for the entire GCSE chemistry course. Adam is a pioneer of the booklet movement in science education and his freely available “SLOP” booklets are used by thousands of chemistry teachers across the country.