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AQA A-level Biology: Aiming for an A

Science 16-18 Teacher Training

Dr. John Mynett

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Why attend?

Help your students to target an A/A* grade by taking an in-depth look at the mark schemes and exploring ways to focus your teaching on the trickier elements such as practical assessment.
  • Improve your understanding of what’s needed to achieve top grades by taking a look at the Mark Schemes and grade descriptors.
  • Learn how you can use past mark schemes to build students’ understanding of what the examiners are looking for.
  • Develop teaching strategies to improve students’ ability to retain knowledge and revise effectively.
  • Gain new approaches to tackling the practical assessments in exam papers.
  • Explore ways to help your students cope with the mathematical skills needed to succeed in A-level Biology.
Booking Ref: BIA060619


10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am Introduction: What is a top grade?
  • A look at grade descriptors – what do they mean?
  • How are grades decided – an overview of the grading process
11.15am Morning coffee
11.30am Teaching for success – A look at teaching strategies
  • A look at how students learn and effective teaching strategies
  • Writing lesson plans and use of resources
  • How to revise effectively
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Getting to know the exam and Mark Scheme
  • How are exams constructed?
  • The type of language used in assessment
  • How useful are past mark schemes?
  • What a mark scheme really tells students
  • The language of marking
2.30pm Afternoon tea
2.45pm Making the most of practical activities
  • What is required for practical assessment?
  • How to deal with practical content on exam papers
3.15pm Coping with mathematics in biology
  • What are students required to do?
  • Putting maths into the biological context
3.45pm Review and reflect
4.00pm Course ends



London - venue TBC
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two weeks before the event.