ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

This NEW conference will provide students with a motivational informative and valuable revision day. The day is specially designed by current senior examiners, who will give expert advice, guidance, 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
 DATE AND LOCATION  London | Thursday 2 April 2021
CONFERENCE CODE 7610
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

 

NEW 2021 PROGRAMME COMING SOON!

10.25 – 10.30am
Welcome and Quick Quiz


10.30 – 11.00am
Physics – Electricity and Energy
Alessio Bernadelli

  • Energy in the new curriculum – gain understanding of how to talk about energy transfers between stores
  • Examples of exam questions that consider energy stores and energy transfers in the new curriculum
  • Energy calculations – how to tackle the most challenging energy calculations and useful tips to remember equations
  • Model answers and comparisons with mark schemes – what do Examiners look for exactly?

11.00 – 11.30am
Biology– Key ideas and the bigger picture
Debbie Nsefik

  • Applying principles of osmosis to cells and organisms
  • Diffusion and adaptation: processes and adaptations in plants and animals
  • The application of biology principles to farming techniques
  • Ecology and interdependence
  • Student activity: Decoding GCSE type questions to determine key biology principles

11.30 – 11.50am

Break and Question Box: submit questions to the experts, with the best winning a prize


11.50 – 12.20pm
Chemistry – Improving success in AO2: Boosting students’ application skills
Pete Robinson

  • Applying investigation skills and techniques in chemistry
  • Explaining the structure and behaviour of elements and compounds in terms of bonding
  • Applying principles of electrochemistry to electrolysis and fuel cells

12.20 – 12.50pm
Aiming for Grades 7, 8 and 9

  • Strategies for eliminating basic mistakes
  • How to gain marks on the hardest questions
  • Developing advanced analytical skills
  • Developing mathematical skills

12.50 – 1:20pm
Lunch


1:20 – 1.30pm
Quiz Box – the experts answer students’ questions


1.30 – 2.00pm
Physics Session 2
Alessio Bernadelli

  • Force misconceptions – consider and identify the most common misconceptions on forces
  • Tackling your own misconceptions through real examples
  • Student activity: Practice exam questions to avoid common pitfalls
  • Model answers and comparisons with mark schemes – what do Examiners look for exactly?

2.00 – 2.30 pm
Biology Session 2 – Exploring the trickier parts of biology
Debbie Nsefik

  • Describing protein synthesis and 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

2.30-2.50 pm
Tech-based Enrichment session!

Alessio Bernadelli


2.50 – 3.20 pm
Chemistry Session 2 – Improving success in AO3: Boosting students’ analysis, interpretation and evaluation skills
Pete Robinson

  • Interpreting rates of reaction and reactivity investigation data
  • Analysing chemical data and information from tables and graphs
  • Interpreting and evaluating energy changes in chemical reactions
  • Student activity: Paired analysis and interpretation task

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

Students £25+VAT

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

GCSE Science