Developing and assessing practical competences in A level chemistry RE512 / L01

Start date
4 Feb 16
1 Day
Cranford Community College, High Street, Cranford, Hounslow TW5 9PD View on Google Map


This course is designed to prepare teachers to make effective use of practical work in the new A level chemistry 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 Chemistry 04 February 201616:30-19:00Cranford Community College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£215.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£435.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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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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