DATE:
Tuesday 29 September 2020 – 4pm

CODE: 8075

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

Given the disruption to education, many teachers and students might be very concerned about gaps in foundational knowledge. This webinar is designed to help address these concerns by building on knowledge and skills developed in year 12, help encourage retrieval of knowledge and prime students for success in year 13.

This interactive webinar will provide essential tips on what the examiners are looking for and pitfalls to avoid, from an experienced senior examiners point of view. Students will gain insight on how to use their knowledge and understanding gained from carrying out their four practical investigations in Social; Cognitive; Biological and Learning Theories throughout Y12 to address specific exam questions about these practical investigations.

BENEFITS OF THIS WEBINAR

  • Consolidate and improve knowledge on one of the most challenging areas of the specification – Practical Investigations
  • Focus on top mark band requirements by working through exemplar exam scripts on previous real exam questions and avoid common faults and mistakes from previous answers candidates have given
  • Practice marking exercises using real candidates’ scripts from the 2019 exam paper to understand what the examiners are looking for.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All students of Pearson Edexcel A level Psychology

4.00 pm – The Social practical investigation  

  • Looking at ideas for previous Social practicals and what the requirements are to carry them out and write them up successfully
  • Using previous exam questions to address these with a focus on making sure candidates contextualize their answers specific to their Social practical, and don’t just give generic responses that could apply to any of their four practicals

4.15 pm – The Cognitive practical investigation  

  • Looking at ideas for previous Cognitive practicals and what the requirements are to carry them out and write them up successfully
  • Investigating possible exam questions and how to address these with a focus on making sure candidates contextualize their answers specific and distinct to their Cognitive practical,

4.30 pm – The Biological practical investigation 

  • Exploring Biological practicals and how to complete and evaluate them in the write up
  • Looking at the 2019 exam question through a marking exercise using real scripts from last year’s exam paper

4.45 pm – The Learning practical investigation  

  • Using ideas from previous Learning practicals to identify requirements for carrying them out and write up
  • Looking at possible exam questions and how to address these with a focus on making sure candidates contextualize their answers specific to their Learning practical, and do not just give generic responses that could apply to any of their four practicals

Ali Abbas

Ali is a regular speaker at Educational Conferences and has been providing INSET to schools and colleges nationally, and now internationally since 2003 and was a key speaker at the Visible Learning World Conference, Edinburgh 2019 and the Aspire Psychology Conference, Dubai 2019. Ali is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (FCIEA) and is a published author at A level and GCSE Psychology. He has taught for nearly 20 years and was a Principal Examiner with 13 years’ experience in writing Psychology exam papers and awarding grades for a major exam board, he was also part of the team that wrote the current A level specification

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