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Collaborative approaches to improving progression from GCSE to AS in science

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes an action research project undertaken by Longley Park Sixth Form College. The research undertook a comparison of the different GCSE science specifications and an analysis of the January results for an AS chemistry unit to investigate the impact of GCSE qualifications...

Developing E-learning resources for AS biology

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes research at Stockton Riverside College, Bede Sixth Form. The report had several aims: * to explore attitudes to e-learning for learners studying AS biology * to evaluate learner perceptions of the usefulness of e-learning resources * to develop new e-learning...

Exploring the use of learning objectives

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes an action research project conducted by Long Road Sixth Form College. The project explored the use of learning objectives to enhance student progression, provide effective feedback, promote independent learning and improve success rates in AS level mathematics.

Implementing ‘How Science Works’ into psychology

Published in 2009 by LSIS , this report describes an action research project performed at Longley Park College. Psychology is now officially recognised as a Science GCE subject with the QCA, this has meant that according to the 2008 specifications psychology will incorporate ‘How Science Works’ principles.

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Improving learning in practical sessions through the integration of information technology

This action research report from Henley College, was published by LSIS in 2009. The project looked at incorporating data logging equipment into practical sessions. Fully integrated, it provides learners with autonomy to complete their own scientific investigations. Students were required to make good use of...

Improving results by improving students' use of study leave

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes research by Paston College. The project was to develop materials to support effective revision in AS level biology study leave. Also to assess the impact of these materials on students' perceptions of study leave and on their exam performance.

Improving motivation and attainment

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this research project was carried out by Amersham and Wycombe College. The project looked to see how science class cover by non-science subject teachers could be improved. Students satisfaction was assessed at the start of the project and again after trialling the cover material. This...

Literacy for biology project

Publishedin 2009 by LSIS, this report describes research undertaken by Newham Sixth Form College. The project aimed to produce a set of strategies and resources in order to develop the literacy of science students to enable them to achieve in A - level Biology. A high proportion of students come from families in...

Influencing progression to A level science - Post-16

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes action research performed by Hartlepool Sixth Form College. The project was about establishing the reasons why students opt to take up science at A level and to encourage their progression into a science subject at A level from the college's partner schools....

Maximising learning in practical science sessions

This report, published in 2009 by LSIS, describes an action research project undertaken by Exeter College. The research had several aims: * improve the learning in practical sessions * share good practice between sections within the faculty * agree on some underlying principles for maximising learning in practical...

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