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 May 2020 cross board statement explains practical endorsement monitoring arrangements for the June 2020 and November 2020 exam series, in light of the current pandemic.



Practical visits

Practicals apparatus set-up guides

Practical endorsement monitoring

Contact our technician advisers


External resources

Examples of good practice