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Region 7 ASE West Midlands Newsletter - April 2016

Inside this issue: Annual Business Meeting, West Midlands Chemistry Teachers’ Centre Events in the Summer Term 2016, Region President at the Annual Conference, Assessment Workshop in July, Big Bang Fair West Midlands, Discover Science at Cosford

Region 7 ASE West Midlands Newsletter - February 2016

Inside this issue: -GCSE Support for Teachers-Ideas for Practical Work -From Evolution to Assessment: Inspiration and Challenge -Chemistry Centre Meetings -Apprenticeship Opportunity for Year 10/11 Students -Two Events at the NEC -Royal Society of Chemistry Offering Grants -National Award for Rugby Science Technician

Welcome to the ICASE January – February 2016 Newsletter!

The ICASE Newsletter is a publication containing current information about ICASE, initiatives conducted by ICASE member organisations, and topics of interest in the field of science education.

Region 7 ASE West Midlands Newsletter - December 2015

Your FREE programme for Saturday 9th January at ASE Annual Conference 2016.

Region 7 ASE West Midlands Newsletter - November 2015

All the latest news and event from ASE West Midlands.

Region 7 ASE West Midlands Newsletter - September 2015

All that latest news this autumn term from ASE West Midlands

Region 7 West Midlands Newsletter - June 2015

Latest news and events from ASE West Midlands.

West Midlands Science Technicians Summer Conference

Shenley Academy has agreed to be our host for the day. It’s a fantastic new building on Shenley Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, B29 4HE. Getting to Shenley could not be easier. There is plenty of car parking. If you prefer not to drive, take bus 29A (not 29) from the city centre or from Northfield, it stops ‘right outside’. Refreshments will be


This is the opportunity for you to visit a historic Mine and to sample some of the activities offered to visiting groups of all ages and interests.

Progression in Science without national curriculum levels

Find out about approaching inquiry assessment in a formative way - based on the work done in the EU FP7 projects looking at the assessment of inquiry. This is good for focusing on progression and is better than using NC levels. It also reflects on how teachers can be better at articulating the good work they do in assessment. This helps subsequent teachers build on what pupils have already achieved, rather than starting afresh each year, Key Stage or phase. Free copy of Beyond the Black Box to those who register early.

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