Preparing for practical teaching and assessment in A level physics RH511 / F01

Start date
19 Jun 19
1 Day
The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College, Warwick Road, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5NJ View on Google Map


This course is designed to prepare teachers to make effective use of practical work in the new A level science courses and use them to improve outcomes for students. The incoming A level courses involve practical skills being developed and assessed in a different way. The stipulated activities are expected to be integrated with the teaching of topics so that they support the development of concepts and provide opportunities for a range of competencies to be developed and assessed. However, 15% of the marks in the final exams will also be based on these practical tasks and so teaching needs to ensure that students are prepared for these. The course looks at how the activities can be run effectively, used to support the awarding of the practical endorsement and to improve exam grades.


You will be able to:

• support the development of the required practical competencies so that students master a range of skills, become effective laboratory practitioners and can be awarded the endorsement

• prepare students effectively for the assessment items in the external exam that are based on the stipulated practical tasks

• use the stipulated practical tasks and other investigations to improve students’ command of a range of concepts and processes


Developing and assessing practical competences in A level physics 19 June 201909:15-12:15The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£160.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£160.00

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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