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1 Supporting teachers through GCSE reform January 2014 v1.0 Slide 1 Confidential – internal use only Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Crispin Edgell – Qualification Manager Elise Reece – Qualification Manager Alex Holmes - Teacher

2 Aims Outline the key changes to the assessment of Science at GCSE for 2016 Demonstrate how schools might address the additional challenge of reform in the classroom Explore alternative models for the provision of Science

3 Up in the air 3 of 9 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. A-level reform GCSE reform KS3 levels New Programmes of study School accountability measures

4 What do we know at the moment Triple and Double award Draft GCSE subject criteria and assessment objectives – DFE Resits ? Tiering ? Grade 1 – 9 First teaching 2016 – no legacy overlap

5 Managing change through reform Keep what is working well! Good specifications, question papers, mark schemes, high quality resources, accurate and consistent marking and support through change. Science for Scientists Science for All

6 Progression - a clear line of sight Progressive development of skills Working Scientifically Written communication Mathematical KS2 KS3 KS4 Post 16 - A levels - Vocational Tracking progress through skills & content Supports assessment for learning

7 Support through change 1.A bank of specimen questions and mark schemes 2.Exemplars (marked candidate answers with exam board commentary) 3.Updated Schemes of work 4.Taster lessons 5.Teaching and learning resources, developed by teachers for teachers 6.Expansion of our pilot Hubs school network 7.Resources to support our low achiever offer 8.Updated exampro, Alfie soft & teachit 9.Launch meetings, preparing to teach, CPD to support teaching and learning

8 Motivating Physics Alex Holmes Davison CE High School for Girls An all-girls comprehensive in Worthing, West Sussex

9 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. 3 of 49 Version 3.0 How can we keep the world-weary teens engaged in a subject they cannot see the point of?

10 Make it relevant to the less obvious (and more realistic) jobs… 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

11 Stage lighting engineers 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

12 Seabed mapping 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

13 Designing playgrounds (oh, how our babies suffered)

14 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Creativity and imagination

15 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

16 Home Insulation (2D)

17 Home Insulation (3D)

18 (light and mirrors) Merlin contacts Arthur (without using his phone)

19 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. A little bit of magic

20 Failing everything else, make it about food 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

21 The rice krispie atom bomb 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved Barium Krypton + 3 neutrons Neutron Uranium

22 The recipe for the rice krispie atom bomb Ingredients: ¼ box of rice krispies ¼ box of cocoa pops Bag of dairy toffees Each uranium nucleus is made from 1 barium nucleus 1.9g rice krispies (56 protons) 2.84g cocoa pops (85 neutrons) 2 / 3 toffee 1 krypton nucleus 1.2g rice krispies (36 protons) 1.9g cocoa pops (56 neutrons) 1 / 3 toffee Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. 3 of 49 Version Melt toffee in microwave 2.Divide into 2 / 3 and 1 / 3 3.Melt 2 / 3 until almost liquid (not burnt!) 4.Mix with barium particles. 5.Cool. 6.Repeat with 1 / 3 toffee and krypton. 7.Cool. 8.Repeat until you are left with two toffees 9.Melt these gently and use to glue barium to krypton to make uranium.

23 Which cools fastest? 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

24 For realistic jobs To use creativity and imagination For a little bit of magic For food 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Physics will always be less of a challenge if there is opportunity...

25 Activity : Are there alternative models for Science provision at KS4? 3 of 49 Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. In groups: Consider those students in your school who are unlikely to attain C grades in Double or Separate sciences. What type of course could AQA offer to best support their progress in Science? 1. What type of content? 2. What type of assessment? 3. What pathways might students follow afterwards? 4. What type of resources would you need?

26 Supporting teachers through GCSE reform January 2014 v1.0 Slide 26 Confidential – internal use only Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Thank you Crispin Edgell – Qualification Manager Alex Holmes - Teacher


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