ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
This NEW conference for 2022 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.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
- 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
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10.20 – 10.30 am Welcome and Quick Quiz
- Using multiple choice and one mark questions onscreen, across the three options to mirror the opening questions in the exams
10.30 – 11.15 am GCSE Physics – Electricity and Energy
- 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
11.00 – 11.15 am Break and Quiz Box: submit questions to the experts, with the best winning a prize
11.15 – 11.45 am Physics – Making links
- 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.
11.45 – 12.15 pm Biology– Applying the principles.
- 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
12.15 – 12.45 pm Lunch
12.45 – 12.55 pm Quiz Box – the experts answer students’ questions
12.55 – 1.45 pm Biology– Producing excellent answers in exams
- Describing protein synthesis- the role of ions and amino acids of
- 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
1.45 – 2.30 pm Chemistry – Improving success in AO2
- 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
2.40 – 3.15 pm Chemistry Session 2 – Organic Chemistry
- Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock
- Organic chemistry and polymers
- Cracking and alkenes
- Student Activity: quick quiz on Organic Chemistry terms
3.15 pm Ask the expert and final top tips
- 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
Alessio Bernadelli – Physics
Alessio has 14 years of teaching experience and has worked as Head of KS3 Science for five years. He 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. He won a number of national and international education awards for the innovative and creative way he integrates emerging technologies in education. One of these awards is the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Education Forum, 2007. He is an accredited Microsoft Peer Coaching Facilitator, one of few Partners In Learning Top Tiered Teachers worldwide, a TASC Framework Specialist, an Official iMindMap Leader and a Teacher Network Coordinator for the Institute of Physics, as well as one of the Editors of TalkPhysics.org. Alessio is currently working part-time with The Institute of Physics while also completing an MSc in Teacher Education at the University of Oxford. He has also developed and led programmes of CPD for the British Council at National level in Mexico, Malaysia and Colombia.
Pete Robinson – Chemistry
Pete is an independent teaching and learning consultant and chartered science teacher. He is a highly experienced teacher, educator and science writer, and was Chair of the Association for Science Education in 2013-4.
Debbie Nsefik – Biology
Debbie is current examiner and Senior Exam Board Assessor. She is Head of Department of a large Inner-City comprehensive school in London and has consistently produced results considerably above the national average in the subjects she teaches. She has led courses for students and teachers in both the UK and abroad on Science, particularly in the Middle East
One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT