ASE Workshop - Practicals, Publications and Pastries

12 October 2019
09:00 - 13:00
Samuel Whitbread Academy
Shefford Road
Clifton
, Shefford SG17 5QS , United Kingdom

How confident do you feel in delivering the Required Practicals for GCSE Science? How do you set them up so that the students of all abilities, can gain the most from them?

Event Type: 
Workshop
11-19 Teachers
Home Counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire)

Full details

How confident do you feel in delivering the Required Practicals for GCSE Science? How do you set them up so that the students of all abilities, can gain the most from them? Have you identified the key points the students must understand from each practical and can you make each one a significant part of the learners' understanding of the underlying concepts?

This workshop aims to address these questions with separate ‘hands on’ sessions for each of the 3 sciences. You will be able to chose two to attend during the morning. There will be a keynote to set the scene based on ASE’s Good Practical Science : making it happen project, which looks at planning and progression in practical work.

In addition when you book you can select a free publication (not available for trainees). There will also be pastries when you arrive and also a small exhibition of suppliers.

Programme

09.10 Registration /coffee/ pastries/Exhibition

9.30 -10.15 Keynote

10.20 - 11.20 First work shop

11.20 - 11.45 - Coffee / more pastries/Exhibition

11.45 - 12.45 Second work shop

Biology Workshop

You will be introduced to not only practical, hands on ways to teach the required practicals in biology but creative ideas to enhance understanding of the underlying concepts. With special focus on the AQA required practicals ‘osmosis’ and ‘field investigations’: You will take away new and novel ways to enhance the students understanding, engagement and subsequent application of these themes which will create a long lasting impact on the students retention in these areas.

Chemistry workshop

The current GCSE qualifications require students to have the opportunity to use the full range of Apparatus and Techniques. Teachers are encouraged to use a range of practical activities, including those suggested/required by exam boards. Microscale chemistry can often provide complementary activities to support students conceptual development. In this workshop, teachers can try out microscale titration, electrolysis and precipitation reactions, and consider the benefits of integrating these with their wider practical scheme of work.

Physics Workshop

We will look at ways to help with the teaching of the electrical practicals along with the experiments on waves. We will look at how to enhance the understanding of these topic areas so that your students gain a deeper knowledge and are more able to answer questions. Some of the time will be taken up with looking at the other physics required practicals and the common problems student encounter. 

If you are interested in getting more involved in the region, or have any queries please contact me Frances Evans  francesevans@ase.org.uk

Delegate Fees

ASE MemberNon MemberTrainee
£10£25£5

Venue Location

Samuel Whitbread Academy

Shefford Rd

Clifton

Shefford

SG17 5QS