ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

This NEW GCSE Science conference will provide students with an excellent and motivational revision day. The conference has been designed to improve student understanding of all three science subjects with varied, interactive sessions throughout the day using examples from real exams.

Students will receive high quality advice, guidance and examples from experts in teaching and examining, to help them to produce examination answers that reach the highest levels. The conference is designed for students of all examination boards.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Experience a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts on all three sciences in the same event
  • Gain top level advice and guidance on how to access the higher grades in examinations
  • Enhance the understanding of key areas of GCSE Science, all linked directly to the exam papers, including transferrable skills that improve revision and exam techniques
  • 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
CONFERENCE DATES Manchester Friday 15 March 2019
London Thursday 04 April 2019
CONFERENCE CODE 7206
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

 

1

10.20 – 10.30am: Welcome and Quick Quiz: Alessio Bernadelli

  • Using multiple choice and one mark questions onscreen, across the three options to mirror the opening questions in the exams)
2

10.30 – 11.00am: How to answer Science questions well: Peter Robinson

  • Our expert examiner looks at what is required for 2, 3, 4 and 6 mark questions
  • Transferring the skills – guidance on how to use exam and science techniques across the three Sciences
  • Pitfalls to avoid – using examples from real answers, the examiner highlights key errors students make
  • Student Activity: Marking exercise to show progression to middle and higher range thinking and marks
3

11.00 – 11.15am: Break and quiz box

  • Submit questions to the experts, with the best winning a prize
4

11.15 – 11.45am: Biology session: Harjit Singh

  • Brilliant use of knowledge: how to use practical assessments to get better exam results
  • Student Activity: Group exercise looking at example answers and considering how they could be improved, based on their own experiences
  • The exercise is based around Ecosystems
5

11.45 – 12.15pm: Biology – producing excellent answers in exams: Harjit Singh

  • How to produce high quality answers using Infection as the example topic
  • ‘What’s the infection’ description exercise?
  • How could this be tested and what do students need to do to get great marks
  • Student Activity: Students produce their answer to a question and then mark examples of answers to it, to see how they compare
6

12.15 – 12.45pm: Lunch

7

12.45 – 1.15pm: What are the key ideas for Physics? Alessio Bernadelli

  • How to use the specification ‘key ideas’ sections to boost revision and results
  • Look at an example Wave Model question to see how the ideas are tested in the exams
8

1.15 – 1.45pm: Physics – answering exam questions with confidence: Alessio Bernadelli

  • Quick quiz on electric circuits
  • Answering Physics questions with confidence – examiner walks students through how to answer and improve two examples of Physics questions, using electromagnetic waves (from Foundation to Higher level)
  • Student Activity: In pairs, students work on a suggested answer to a further question
9

1.45 – 2.00pm: Break

10

2.00 – 2.30pm: Chemistry - How to do excellent data analysis: Peter Robinson

  • The key errors in student answers for Chemistry – and how to avoid them
  • Demonstration of how to answer well (at Foundation and Higher tiers) using Energy Transfer as an example
11

2.30 – 3.00pm: Excellent answers in Chemistry: Peter Robinson

  • What are the examiners looking for: information from the 2018 exams
  • How to revise well, using the Periodic Table as an example
  • Student Activity: Students test each other exercise
12

3.00 – 3.10pm: Ask the expert and final top tips: Alessio Bernadelli, Peter Robinson, Harjit Singh

  • Quiz box answers
  • Question and Answers with the experts
  • What to do after today to get the best results – an action plan for students

Alessio Bernadelli

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

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.

Dr Harjit K Singh

Dr Singh is an experienced teacher and senior examiner for A level Biology. She has taught and examined A Level Biology for over 25 years, IB Biology for 8 years as well as BTEC Applied Science. She is a published author of the Key Skills and Knowledge Booster Biology and co-author of Key Skills and Knowledge Booster BTEC Science Applied and Vocational courses. She has presented many biology courses for teachers, student revision conferences and online web conferences. She is also involved in presenting international IB student revision courses.

Students £25+VAT

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