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1 Breakdown of presentation x of x Version 3.0 Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Slides 3-5 – Spring term updates GCSE and A’level documents to accompany the slides delegates Info on reform Slides 6 –GCSE ISA’s documents to accompany the slides ISA CAU info set lists AQA Science CA leaflet Slide Teacher on line standardisation –(T-OLs) documents to accompany the slides Ppt users guide step by step guide to T-OLs Slides A level tackling practical skills in the classroom - measurement documents to accompany the slides uncertainty measurement cards equipment list Slide 11 - Common difficulties with ISAs at GCSE equipment list

2 AQA network meeting Spring Term Controlled assessment Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

3 Agenda Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. AQA updates GCSE & A level – Curriculum Advisor Information on GCSE ISAs Teacher on line standardisation - demo of TOLS Sharing best practice - organising effective departmental moderation Tackling practical skills at A level - how to teach estimation of errors Sharing best practice how to assess practical's effectively in the future Common difficulties with GCSE ISA’s Date for our next meeting – main focus preparation for examinations

4 Updates GCSE Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Early entry in present performance tables – hand-out ‘delegates info on reform’ Structure of new performance tables Reform to GCSE assessment structure Coursework AQA support  Exam essentials – modular to linear resources

5 Update A-level all awarding organisations Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Ofqual consultation finishes January 17 th New Assessment Objectives for sciences, based on the current GCSEs Mathematical skills need to be embedded in each paper No direct assessment of practical skills AQA A level specifications submitted to Ofqual June 2014 Draft specifications & SAMs will be available July Teacher support events summer /autumn 2014

6 GCSE ISAs Your coursework adviser and their contact details are available by contacting the science office Choosing the right controlled assessment – Hand-out ‘ISA CA info set list’ Carry over rule from September 2013 Support resources available on website / e-AQA - teacher on line support – video showing students and teachers conducting controlled assessments - web-based conferences that can be booked on-line - exemplar materials on website / e-AQA (Teacher Standardising Material) - controlled assessment booklet Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

7 Teacher online standardisation Tool to support school in applying the marking criteria TOLS system – use the TOLs user guide power point to try out TOLs In groups discuss tops tips for effective departmental moderation Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

8 On-line / Face to Face Courses GCSE Science Delivering Controlled Assessment Effectively: Suitable for: all teachers of GCSE Science A, Additional Science, Further Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Using exemplars and student responses along with mark schemes and commentaries, our trainer will give you help and guidance on the controlled assessment in Science. This event will include: an overview of the controlled assessment in Science how to manage the delivery and assessment effectively marking aspects of the controlled Assessment information on the support and resources available to you an opportunity to share your ideas with colleagues and to ask the trainer questions. Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

9 A Level – tackling practical skills in the classroom Activity : Using the cards set up around the room try a selection of “measurements” and estimate the uncertainties in the measurements. How do you/could you incorporate discussion of uncertainties in your teaching? How do you think these sorts of activities could be used for A – A* students Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

10 Support materials for A level on SKM 1 2

11 Common difficulties with ISAs at GCSE Section 1Section 2  Hypothesis  Errors and Uncertainties  Sources of research  Repeats  Plans for practical work  Reproducibility  Experimental results  Resolution  Displaying experimental results  Context Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Detailed support around each of these points can be found in the ‘Guidance on Controlled Assessment’ booklet

12 Support list Subject department: GCSE / A level / Coursework Administration / e-AQA You can access Secure Key Materials (SKM) via eAQA. Login using the password for your school which you can obtain from your Examinations’ officer. Enhanced Results Analysis (ERA) Exampro Online course booking: https://coursesandevents.aqa.org.uk in-school CPD TOLS (Teacher Online Standardisation) Exam change essentials Copyright © AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.


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