Practical ways of using assessment to demonstrate progress NY209 / B20

Start date
25 Mar 21
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Explore strategies which will enable you to lead your colleagues in embedding assessment for learning (AfL) practices in science. Quality assessment is more than written exams but embedding proper formative techniques can be challenging. The use of well-thought-out assessments can enhance student outcomes and enable students to make good progression in secondary science.
"Feel secure in your understanding of how to make judgements on students' progress. We will also support you to embed a wide vareity of assessment opportunities in your schemes of learning. Use diagnostic tools to identify levels of understanding, as well as the means to tackle any preconceptions that students have which might hinder their progress if not addressed. 
If you are early in your teaching career, you will find lots of useful ideas to immediately use and adapt into your current teaching. However, if you are more experienced or a head of department then you will find lots of advice and support to embed within their departments practice." 

Who is it for?

Secondary science teachers and subject leaders.

What topics are covered?

  • how to embed AfL strategies
  • establish a climate for learning
  • leading and implementing change
  • develop formative practice
  • use of learning intentions, success criteria and peer assessment
  • questioning to engage all learners
  • developing diagnostic tools
  • eliciting learners ideas
  • pupil motivation
  • classroom talk and groupwork

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered remotely via Adobe Connect with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a two day intensive remote delivered course.

Who is the course leader?


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • apply current research on AfL to your classroom
  • use a wide range of AfL teaching strategies to promote students' learning in science
  • develop an action plan for improving your approach to, and evaluation of, your professional practice


Practical ways of using assessment to demonstrate progress - day 1: delivered remotely25 March 202110:30-17:00Virtual
Practical ways of using assessment to demonstrate progress - day 2: delivered remotely26 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual



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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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