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1 Salters Advanced Chemistry OCR GCE Chemistry B (Salters) ASE Presentation for New UsersSalters Advanced Chemistry OCR GCE Chemistry B (Salters)For first teaching September 2008(H035/H435)
2 Aims of Salters Advanced Chemistry ASE Presentation for New UsersAims of Salters Advanced ChemistryEmphasis on the ways in which chemistry is used - and the work that chemists do.Broadening the appeal of modern chemistry by showing how it relates to real lives.Emphasis on the frontier areas of chemistry.A wide range of teaching and learning activities.Rigorous treatment of chemistry that will:- lay foundations for further study.- satisfy those who will study no further.
3 Development of the course Central team at YorkTeachers’ & Technicians’ Guide support from YorkStudent materialFundingSalters Advanced Chemistry CourseSpecificationsHeinemann (publishers)Author teamschool teachersuniversity lecturersindustry expertsexaminersAS/A level examination support from OCROxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR)
4 How is the course different? ASE Presentation for New UsersHow is the course different?‘Drip feeding’ of chemical ideas.Chemical ideas are introduced on a ‘need to know’ basis.Only enough chemistry is taught to facilitate understanding of the storyline at a particular point.There is no need to cover large and difficult topics all in one go.A topic may be visited several times throughout the course.
6 ‘Drip feeding’ of chemical concepts Intermolecular bondingTeaching moduleArea coveredContextElements of LifeBond polarityWhat are we made of?Elements from the SeaTemporary and permanent dipolesHalogens and halogenoalkanes in the seaPolymer RevolutionHydrogen bondingDissolving polymersThe OceansHydrogen bonding waterThe role of the oceans in global temperature control
7 Range of activities…Laboratory experiments (open-ended, prescriptive).Computer-linked work (modelling, word processing, spreadsheets).Finding and using a range of resources.Independent learning.Preparing and giving a presentation.Discussion in groups.Data handling and analysis.Model making.Study skills.
11 ASE Presentation for New Users Assessment at ASUnit F331Chemistry for LifeUnit F332Chemistry of Natural ResourcesUnit F333Chemistry in Practice (internal assessment)Elements of LifeDeveloping FuelsElements from the SeaThe AtmospherePolymer RevolutionFive practical skills15% of A level25% of A level10% of A levelWritten paper1 hr 15 minWritten paper (one question on an ‘Advance Notice’ passage)1 hr 45 minInternal assessment of skills using materials and mark schemes provided by OCR
12 ASE Presentation for New Users AS courseworkCoursework has been made more meaningful, with fewer ‘hoops’.Assesses practical skills I-V.Skills II-V are assessed by means of certaintasks marked against OCR mark schemes.See Appendix B within the new specifications.
13 Assessment at A2 Unit F334 Chemistry of Materials Unit F335 Chemistry by DesignUnit F336Chemistry Individual Investigation(internal assessment)What’s in a MedicineThe Materials RevolutionThe Thread of LifeSteel StoryAgriculture and IndustryColour by DesignThe OceansMedicines by DesignEight practical skills15% of A level20% of A levelWritten paper1 hr 30 min2 hrsInternal assessment of skills using generic guidance provided by OCR
14 Individual Investigation Candidates choose their subject.Teacher advises.Four week time period with 18 hours practical work.Covering eight skill areas.Internally assessed by teacher.‘Best fit’ assessment rather than hierarchical.See Appendix B within the new specifications.
15 The Salters Experience Increased numbers of students choosing to study AS/A level chemistry at school.Increased motivation of both students and teachers.Low drop-out rates during the course.Improved examination performance.Increased numbers of students choosing to study chemistry or chemistry-related subjects in higher education.
16 A level Chemistry candidates 1991-2006 Number of candidatesYear
17 TrainingSeries of one-day ‘Getting Started’ courses running from April-June 2008.Details available online at:Residential training courses run by the Salters project for teachers and technicians.Details available from:Sandra WilmottOr online at:
18 Support for Salters Centres Help from the University of York:Telephone helpline.Regular newsletter.Training workshops for teachers and technicians.Co-ordination of a network of local User Groups.Teaching resources.Website and online forum.
19 Support for Salters Centres Help from OCR:Full range of INSET, including Examiner Feedback.Examination reports.Past question papers and mark schemes.Coursework guidance materials.
24 Chemical Storylines: other features… ASE Presentation for New UsersChemical Storylines: other features…
25 Chemical Ideas: revised single volume book covering both AS and A2… ASE Presentation for New UsersChemical Ideas: revised single volume book covering both AS and A2…Includes new ‘Greener Industry’ chapter and an appendix on ‘Experimental Techniques’.Sections first needed at AS are indicated throughout the text and in the contents page.
26 Interactive Presentations: for whole class teaching… ASE Presentation for New UsersInteractive Presentations: for whole class teaching…Heinemann’s unique Resource Browser provides easy access to interactive resources - search by Chemical Storylines, Chemical Ideas or by Activity.
27 Interactive Presentations: video clips… ASE Presentation for New UsersInteractive Presentations: video clips…
28 Interactive Presentations: animations… ASE Presentation for New UsersInteractive Presentations: animations…New animations have been developed to accompany the new ‘Greener Industry’ chapter.
29 AS and A2 Support Packs: with editable CD-ROM… ASE Presentation for New UsersAS and A2 Support Packs: with editable CD-ROM…The Support Packs combine Activities & Assessment material and Teacher Support material in one resource. They comprise:Materials to help you plan and prepare…
30 ASE Presentation for New Users A map of each module outlines the location of relevant materials in each resource.Draft manuscript copy only
31 ASE Presentation for New Users Concept maps show how the major chemical ideas in each module develop during the course.Draft manuscript copy only
32 ASE Presentation for New Users Activities include teacher support…AS and A2 Support Packs include a broad range of activities, with separate notes and answers.Advance warning of any materials or equipment that may need ordering is provided for each module.Draft manuscript copy only
33 Materials to help you assess student progress… AS and A2 Support Packs provide answers to all the assignments in Chemical Storylines and problems in Chemical Ideas, so you can assess knowledge easily.End of Module Tests comprise exam-style questions covering each learning outcome, so you can help students to prepare effectively.
34 ASE Presentation for New Users AS and A2 Revision Guides: revised from the current popular Revision Guides from Heinemann…Concise coverage of the content required by the latest specifications.Content organised into teaching modules within each exam unit to help with revision planning.Bite-sized chunks of information to make it easier to organise revision time.Tips on common pitfalls and advice on ways of tackling Salters exam questions.Practice exam-style questions and answers for each module.Quick check questions complete with answers so that students can check that they are on the right track.An index to help students find what they want to revise.
36 Publication dates and prices (continued) Revision GuidesRevise AS Chemistry for Salters£6.99Autumn 2008Revise A2 Chemistry for SaltersSummer 2009Evaluation PackContaining:Chemical Storylines ASChemical IdeasSample content from Support Pack ASrelating to ‘Elements of Life’ module£35.00Early Summer 2008All prices are provisional until publication.
37 Purchasing the new resources ASE Presentation for New UsersPurchasing the new resourcesProspective purchasers interested in details of preferential deals should contact Heinemann’s Sales and Marketing team on:
38 What else is available? www.york.ac.uk/org/seg/salters/chemistry An additional resource for teachers, technicians and students, managed by the University of York Science Education Group.Links to the Heinemann marketing site, which offers the latest product information plus the opportunity to sign up for regular news eAlerts.A mapping grid will be made available on the websites above in Spring 2008, matching resource content (including the current 2nd edition Chemical Ideas as well as the new edition) to the new specifications.Download the new specifications plus other support including specimen assessment materials, past papers and a Practical Skills Handbook.