We've created a variety of resources to help you meet the new A-level practical requirements, giving you more time to concentrate on sparking your students’ interest and excitement for all things practical.

They're designed to support required learning objectives, and to help you assess your students’ progress through the Common Practical Assessment Criteria (CPAC).

If you’ve just started to teach A-level sciences to your students, it’s important you contact us to let us know so we can notify you of your visit. Please contact the monitoring team at

Cross board statement

The March 2021 cross board statement explains practical endorsement arrangements for students entered in June 2021, in light of the current pandemic and recent Ofqual guidance.



Practical visits

Practicals apparatus set-up guides

Practical endorsement monitoring

Contact our technician advisers


External resources

Examples of good practice